Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

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Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by jamesw » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:39 pm

Hope this helps everyone.

I just finished off my hard top w/ weatherstrip from Mcmaster Carr

I used part numbers:

12335A74 $2.78 per foot
12335A71 $3.63 per foot

For the window seals and the top to car seal. Need 8' of each of those. I got 10 just to be safe.

And for the front I used:

93085K68 $.96 per foot

Also got 10 feet

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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by jamesw » Sat Jan 19, 2013 6:43 pm

Photos.

I don't have a photo of the front seal as the top is on the car right now:

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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by Alvin » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:34 pm

can we get some full body shots please?!
thanks for updating with numbers, good to have
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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by jamesw » Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:40 pm

I need to get some turnbuckles tomorrow to pull the rear down and then I'll get some more photos.

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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by WOODY » Sat Jan 19, 2013 10:03 pm

Thanks for the info James, I need to replace them also.
Wich one is the one around the window?

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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by jamesw » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:49 pm

Here are some overall photos of the top. You can see that the weatherstrip between the top and the car is nice and thick and beefy.

Woody: I don't know - if you go to McMaster Carr and enter the part numbers you'll see what they look like.

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Post by fixitman04 » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:32 am

thanks a lot!
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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by Bigtaku » Wed May 16, 2018 2:33 pm

Very nice! Thank you James, I will be getting my hardtop in a few days and will post pictures when done.
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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by Bigtaku » Thu May 17, 2018 3:13 pm

This is copied from McMaster-Carr. They no longer carry 12335A74. Do you think there recommendation will work?

12335A74
Water- & Weather-Rst Rubber Push-on Seal Bulb on Side, 1/16"-1/8" Edge, 61/64" Bulb Width
This item is no longer available. We suggest:

12335A73

Differences:

12335A73
Minimum Edge: 5/64"
Bulb Width: 11/16"

12335A74
Minimum Edge: 1/16"
Bulb Width: 61/64"
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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by FergO2k » Sun May 20, 2018 11:56 am

So, same edge but 3/4 bulb instead of close to 1.0 bulb. Should work fine. Is the back deck seal a u-channel or bulb seal?

Reason I ask is there is a good bit of movement, so this is how folks lose paint over time.
Phil in SD has his top pull down to stops, held slightly above the deck, so that the bulb rolls during movement, rather than sliding. Just a thought.
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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by Bigtaku » Sun May 20, 2018 12:57 pm

weather strip.png
I'm not sure what the difference is between a bulb and a U is but here is a picture. If you click on the photo its clears up.
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Post by mraitch » Sun May 20, 2018 4:02 pm

I HATE hardtops, but THAT ONE could so totally change my mind - gorgeous!!
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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by FergO2k » Sun May 20, 2018 7:30 pm

The U is the portion to the right, that snaps/clamps over the top. The bulb is the circular portion that compresses when you shut the door/window (in this case)
So there are also P-seals, in which the bulb has a straight section coming off it. (Some say D-seals, as long as one is thinking lower case)
The bulb (tube) is used for compression at the door, but is used to roll on the back deck, to prevent chafing / scrubbing paint removal.
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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by jamesw » Mon May 21, 2018 8:25 am

I love that this thread is still alive and useful! I still have that hard top sitting in hibernation waiting to go onto car #275 when she is ready. Going to be Sora blue with a white hard top :-)

Yes, those seals should work.

Good luck.

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Re: Hard Top Weatherstrip - Update w/ Part Numbers

Post by S Allen » Mon May 21, 2018 1:14 pm

Looks like I should add this to the tech wiki. Excellent info. I miss quite a bit not on purpose.

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