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Posted By: brigrat

Front Door Rubber? - September 30th 2019 7:42 pm

1975 Chevy Shorty;
Been all over looking for front Passenger & Drivers door rubber, found all other door rubber but those. Who's the go to guy's to order from? Thanks!
Posted By: lukester

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 02nd 2019 2:38 am

Have you tried LMC
Posted By: Scrojira

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 02nd 2019 4:31 am

LMC seals suck. Call SoffSeal (best) or Steele Rubber (second best).
Posted By: brigrat

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 03rd 2019 4:41 pm

Seems rubber seals are available from '78-'94 or 5, none for '72-'77. I have a set off '78 & '77doors and can't see any diff. in them. Anyone else been threw this? And yes LMC isn't my first choice hope they aren't my only choice...............
Posted By: Scrojira

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 03rd 2019 8:16 pm

I have a '75 driver side door and a '78 passenger side. No difference between them.

Again, call SoffSeal. Even if the seals say "sold out" on their website. And please check your PMs...
Posted By: No_Sprk

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 23rd 2019 5:07 pm

FYI I just called soffseal and they said the g-van door seals will be back in stock around march... ugh. but pennys on the dollar compared to Steele rubber.
Posted By: brigrat

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 23rd 2019 5:10 pm

Thank you for the leg work!
Posted By: sitrucjr

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 24th 2019 4:53 am

Where did you get all the other rubber from?
Posted By: brigrat

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 24th 2019 5:24 am

Got the rear barn door rubber & side slider off e-bay. Like the quality so far. Don't know if posting here is allowed so sent you a PM.
Posted By: Scrojira

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 24th 2019 3:04 pm

The quality of that eBay stuff is great...until you put it on and realize none of your doors will ever close properly again because the rubber is too hard.

As the old saying goes: buy nice or buy twice.
Posted By: brigrat

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 24th 2019 3:56 pm

With some of this van resto parts it's hard to buy twice if there is only one supplier for the part you need AND they have it in stock the time you need it. There matbe only one manufacturer of the rubber being sold by multiple venders names. The rubber seals I bought are very soft, just like I get for the ho rods from Steele Rubber. Please send me a PM if you know of the where abouts of better rubber. Thanks!
Posted By: Scrojira

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 25th 2019 12:38 am

But I already told you right here in this thread...
Posted By: brigrat

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 25th 2019 2:10 am

I will check with Soft Seal tomorrow about the door seals and report than! Thanks again I guess!
Posted By: brigrat

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 25th 2019 2:34 am

Guess I need a crash course in reading retention, to many projects pulling different direction!
No-Spark already said Soft Seal won't be available till March and their web site confirms "out of stock".
Checking with Steele Rubber looks like front door seals only available in kit form which would include rubber I don't need. Will call them tomorrow. Used to have their 1" thick catalog but lent it out years ago and never got it back!
Posted By: brigrat

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 25th 2019 4:34 pm

Just got off the phone with Steele Rubber, they do not make the rubber "in house" and get it only in kit form which is all 5-6 doors. I only need right front, left front for a '73-'78, if someone wanted to go in with me on the slider & rear doors OR barn doors side & rear I would order the kit.
Any takers?
Posted By: Astrocreep66

Re: Front Door Rubber? - October 25th 2019 10:35 pm

I have several boxes of later model mouldings. I buy even if I don't need..sorta a hoarder pack rat thing but when you deal with vans and not muscle cars you have too. As much as I hated too i put straight 1984 front doors on my 73 because I got them for $50 a pair,I have double weatherstrip because I forgot I ordered some last year..lol.also ordered rear door and slider.
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