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Weather Stripping for a 280zx

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    Anyone know of where I can get some weather stripping for my 280zx - 1983? The seals on the doors and the t-tops are so worn out. What has everyone else used?

    Also, have any good tips on doing this repair? Never done it myself.

    Cheers.

    Tim.

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    The door/t-top weatherstripping is very expensive and was hard to fine, MotorSport Auto and Victora British both listed it, but neither had it when I tried to order last year.

    I slowly and carefully pulled mine out, starting at the back of the door and working pulling up. A hot day makes this easier, it prompts the old sealant to flow which means it will stretch as you pull. I cleaned the seals up with laquer thinner , stripped the paint, goo and rust off the channels, coated the channels with POR15 and put the seals back in. I used 3m black weatherstrip adhesive to glue them back in. Where the seals had deteriorated or split, I used a black epdm rubber like marine cauk from West Marine. I also used it to seal the edges of the t-top seals to the roof to keep grit out(what caused the problems with mine in the first place) If you want more info, just ask!

    Will

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    You can still get them from Nissan, do you have a spare first child though:cross-eye

    They are very expensive. Like hls30.com this summer I plan on doing almost exacly what he has done with his to try and restore them a little bit.

    If now I too will have to take the bath in vaseline for these pieces of rubber.

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    That is true, if anyone can find them at a great price, it would be Chloe!

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