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Hardtop gaskets.

Post by Aevigan » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:13 am

Hello forum! I have tried searching but can’t find any good leads to follow. Does any one have a source for hard top gaskets? I messaged datsunparts.com and they didn’t have any thing for sale or a source to point me in the right direction.

I bought a snug top hardtop with broken bolts/damaged mounts and cracked seals. Decided to rip it apart and restore it. I remade all the mounting tabs internally and am about to start the refinishing process tomorrow . Decided to skin the roof with carbon fiber cloth and resin. Once all that is done I will need all the seals. Any one know where I can get replacement locking window seals and edge gaskets?

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Re: Hardtop gaskets.

Post by C.Costine » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:21 am

Restoration Specialties and Supply, Inc. Windmer PA. They have a lot of weather strip material. while they will list nothing for your specific need, you should be able to find something from the catalog pictures and diagrams.
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Re: Hardtop gaskets.

Post by notoptoy » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:52 am

Also McMaster-Carr has some assorted profile gaskets that may work for you.
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Re: Hardtop gaskets.

Post by theunz » Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:56 am

Another source for a wide variety of rubber parts is Steele Rubber Products.
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Re: Hardtop gaskets.

Post by FergO2k » Wed Jul 03, 2019 1:07 pm

Would be good to add your location to avatar or signature.
I went to local (SoCal) hot rod swap meet and got edge trim for inner/outer skin seam, and also larger “P” seal for h/top to back deck edge, all for dollar a foot. The edge seal had an integral metallic stiffener, so once tapped on, it stayed put with no adhesive.
Just out of curiosity, weigh the top before/after you re-skin it. Good luck, please post pics.
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Re: Hardtop gaskets.

Post by Aevigan » Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:32 am

Updated my location, never noticed I could do that lol. Can’t weigh the roof before because I’m already into the project. But I can definitely weigh it after.
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cut open the top part of the roof. As you can tell I was super precise 😂
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ripped out these wooden mounting plate things that are stripped out and some had broken bolts.
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I created a metal square then drilled three holes that matched the original wood bracket. I then added three steel threaded inserts to the metal piece and it fit back into the existing three holes relatively easy. Glued em in But they were a tight fit that required a love tap to instal.
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used some expanding foam to fill the void then I placed the original pieces I cut ontop of that foam.
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removed the body line going back , don’t want that lump in my carbon. Also body worked those pieces a little.


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little primer to see how it’ll look. Gotta paint it black then I wanna prep the inside and start there.
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inside of the roofs weave is a red/black weave. I wanted the roof to pop so it makes you look up at the masterpiece lol.
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outside is a black honey comb pattern. Wanted it more mild on the outside because eventually I want the car a grey/silver paint color.

It’s gonna be hard to accomplish but I don’t quit. 🤷‍♂️
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Re: Hardtop gaskets.

Post by notoptoy » Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:57 am

This should look pretty sharp.
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Re: Hardtop gaskets.

Post by FergO2k » Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:47 am

Cool! Great look. That red/black is carbon/Kevlar hybrid weave, so now you have special super-powers when sporting the hardtop as well!
Great pics, keep em coming. (I am right down the road in Los Alamitos, and have access to the Composite/Fiberglass dept at Cerritos College -half way between - so let me know if you need any supplies when you get to "glassing")
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Re: Hardtop gaskets.

Post by AC77 » Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:17 am

Looking good
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Re: Hardtop gaskets.

Post by Aevigan » Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:37 pm

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decided to take this and make it into something else to practice laying carbon fiber. Honestly my first try here and not sure what I’m doing. Also since I installed Bluetooth and a system and want the shaved look that’s all gotta go..
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few epoxy layers later.
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little dry fit before some sanding. I like it overall, going to do that glovebox to get one more practice run , and I think it’ll tie everything together, then back to the roof.
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