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Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van #721559
March 21st 2017 4:33 pm
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Having an issue tracking down the door hinge seals for my 1985 G20. Not the flat foam gasket type seals that are on the body-side of the hinge, but on the doors themselves, there is a rectangular molded rubber grommet of sorts that goes between the hinge and the door panel. The hinge passes through the middle of this seal. I can't seem to find anything online and my originals are hard and cracking. Any ideas?


They would fit into these holes on both back doors and both side barn doors:

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Edit: I do see that Steele Rubber Products has something that looks similar, but doesn't show as compatible.. Also $45 for a set of 4.. shocked

http://www.steelerubber.com/hinge-seal-60-0285-69

Will those work?

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Re: Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van [Re: tuner4life] #721572
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He's looking for the seal plate for the hinge...

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I went to a JY to get the exact thing & the guy made me buy all the hinges for $20 when I needed 4 seals.


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van [Re: tuner4life] #721583
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Nope, I need the other side. The one you're showing is the flat gasket that mounts to the body-side of the hinge. I need the other side where the hinge goes into the door.


Here's a better visual:

Not my van, I grabbed this from elsewhere on the forum, but you can see the seals I need on the barn doors (not on the body, but on the doors themselves), the seals are black where the hinges enter the door panel:

[Linked Image]

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Re: Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van [Re: tuner4life] #721587
March 22nd 2017 10:34 am
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Its the same plate, the one you talking about are on my van already. Was just giving a pic of what you needed. Some are a full "O" some are a "U", open on one end.

How many are you looking for ?


SUNSHINE VANS-VAN DIEGO
ADRENALIN BY THE GALLON & CHASIN RACIN
ONE FOR THE DIRT & ONE FOR THE STREETS
'93 CHEVY G30 454 4X4 SPORTVAN EXT 146" WB
'92 CHEVY G30 454 BEAUVILLE EXT 146" WB
Re: Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van [Re: tuner4life] #721590
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That's weird.. On mine, there is only the plate on the body side of the hinge, the door side only has the rubber seal, no plate. The old seals were a full rectangle and went all the way around the hinge.

I think I have a couple of the old seals, so I'll take pictures tonight, that's what I probably should have done from the start.. worms

I would need 8 total.

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Re: Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van [Re: tuner4life] #721595
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there are "U" shaped plates.

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I stand corrected the ones on the door are a rubber seal without the steel trim plate ....

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Either way the JY is your best bet .. or make a set like we did for the foam seal.


That Chevy from black79gmc in the for sale section that you posted to would be a great place to get them.

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Re: Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van [Re: tuner4life] #721596
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Is there a part number on the seals?

Re: Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van [Re: tuner4life] #721606
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Thanks Frscke! Those are the ones! I'm just worried that any used seals I get will have the same problem as my originals.. They are hard and cracking/crumbling. The vans I've found in the local junk yards are also the same. It would be nice to have new rubber there but I'm afraid nobody makes them anymore.

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Re: Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van [Re: tuner4life] #721609
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After doing a bit more research.. Here are some similarly shaped grommets that I've found.. I've tried crossing part numbers and whatnot, but I can't verify that they are correct for a van.. luckily, the Steelerubber site has dimensions, so I'll check mine tonight and hopefully get lucky


http://www.bobschevytrucks.com/1967-1972-suburban-cargo-door-hinge-grommet-chevy-gmc.html

http://www.steelerubber.com/hinge-seal-60-0659-69




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Re: Looking for door hinge seals for 1985 GM van [Re: tuner4life] #721617
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Have you tried partsvoice?

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