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I'm getting ready to replace some weatherstripping in my convt. I see Ground Up has the pillar post pieces I need for $55.00 and OPG has them for $65.00. Anyone purchased weatherstrip from either? Anyone better than the other. I can't tell the brand in either catalog.

Door Panels. Anyone purchased the "assembled" door panels from Ground Up? This appear to be the best ones from the choices I know of (Ground Up, Year One, OPG). Ground Up panels have the "steel" backing, while the others are cheaper, they conatin the ABS plastic. Again, same quuestion, who has purchased Panels lately, and what are the best ones available?

Thanks, I know the post is long, but I feel better getting some solid advice.



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I just got my assembled PUI door panels from Ground Up.

I'm happy with them. I think there may be a difference of opinion (about quality) due to the year car you have. I know some people were not happy with the assembled door panels but I think they may have 68 or later Velles.

Just guessing here anyway.

For my 64 door panels, there are vertical slightly padded lines. The originals look they are padded but they are hard. On the PUI panels, the vertical lines are soft and slightly padded. Since the top of the 64/65 doors are metal, the window felt is not part of the door panel. I heard some people complaining about the plastic top rail with the window felt.

The other thing is that the center Chevy logo (in chrome looking finish) is not as nice as the original. A little bit cheaper look to it.

Overall, I'm happy with them though and will keep them.

I think NPD sells a "gold edition" door panel which is not assembled. I heard from one person that these are the best quality you can get and are closer to original. Not sure who else sells these.

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Anyone had any experience with softseal weatherstrip?

I am also looking to replace my door seals and the weatherstrip around the top. I have seen softseal at some shows and it seems pretty good quality, but I guess it all depends how well it fits.


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Charles,
Softseal is one of the best weather stripping suppliers. Supposidly the Metro is a tad better as it is slightly softer, but both Metro and Softseal are high quality pieces.

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I got softseal in my Chevelle.
I just have never been able to make the drivers side window adjust right to meet the waetherstipping and not leak!!!!
 

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Metro is better than Soffseal as it is a little more "spongey" AND it carries a 15yr warranty. Plus they're great about exchanges. Soffseal will do the job however.

On PUI and the door panels, specifically in regards to 68 & 64. The 64 differences you speak of, 64SS_bobb, are right on. But, PUI is going to be putting the stiff inserts into their 64 panels to make that stiff like factory. Furthermore the 68 - 72 assembled panels do currently come with plastic, which is pretty much crap, but once the plastic is gone, they will be switching to steel insterts. Also, the same panels will feature the stiff vertical inserts and wont have that "puffy" feeling to them. PUI also sells the "Gold Edition" door panels. Generally, these are ordered by the dealer from PUI, as no one I know of stocks them. But they're a sweet door panel.

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I need to replace all the weatherstriping on my 68 and also have to do interior panels. I was told that the completed panels have the interior window felts, does anyone know where to find just the outers? All I have found is the complete sets. Also, does the panels come with any other weatherstriping?

Also, I am looking for a window and door set for the weatherstriping but most have felts. I have looked at steele rubber and a few other but the seam to be a higher price than other websites. Has anyone used NPD or have any advice? I need to save some money here.
 
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