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73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby 73VegaGT_LV » Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:49 pm

I'm looking for the Side Window Seals for my 73 Vega. I've read there was a company in California that stopped making them a while back. From what I've seen, its easier to find a unicorn than these Seals.
Have any of you guys use universal ones? If so, which ones and where can I purchase them?
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Re: 73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby 73VegaGT_LV » Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:52 pm

Anyone? :cry:
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Re: 73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby 73Vegaguy » Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:22 pm

I assume you need the seals for the fixed (not swing-out) windows. I would think a parts car form a cooler climate would yield a usable set that haven't been cooked by the sun. (The ones on my '73 are still soft and pliable.) Have you tried Dave's Vega Village? Now if you need seals for the flip-out windows you'll have a much harder time locating a good set.
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Re: 73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby 73VegaGT_LV » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:34 pm

73Vegaguy wrote:I assume you need the seals for the fixed (not swing-out) windows. I would think a parts car form a cooler climate would yield a usable set that haven't been cooked by the sun. (The ones on my '73 are still soft and pliable.) Have you tried Dave's Vega Village? Now if you need seals for the flip-out windows you'll have a much harder time locating a good set.


I have the pop out windows :(
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Re: 73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby Kenova » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:33 pm

73VegaGT_LV wrote: I have the pop out windows :(


Your best bet would be to talk to Clyde (cjbiagi), he may have something that will work or at least be able to point you in the right direction.

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Re: 73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby 73VegaGT_LV » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:57 pm

Kenova wrote:
73VegaGT_LV wrote: I have the pop out windows :(


Your best bet would be to talk to Clyde (cjbiagi), he may have something that will work or at least be able to point you in the right direction.

Ken


Thanks Ken! I was thinking of even putting the universal door/trunk weatherstripping
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Re: 73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 4:36 pm

I haven't seen those available for many years. I know they were being made by a aftermarket company years ago but they stopped making them and I do not know where any are available at. Maybe if I knew what the size and profile was something could be found?
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Re: 73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby 73VegaGT_LV » Fri Aug 17, 2012 7:35 pm

cjbiagi wrote:I haven't seen those available for many years. I know they were being made by a aftermarket company years ago but they stopped making them and I do not know where any are available at. Maybe if I knew what the size and profile was something could be found?


I have the old ones, how do I find out the size?
Thanks

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Re: 73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby cjbiagi » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:13 pm

The only way I know is to measure it and try and see if some other weatherstrip may be similar. I spent a lot of time trying to find proper glass run channels as well as cowl seals that I make. There are tons of different weatherstrips, I really know nothing about the Vega quarter window ones though. :(
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Re: 73 Vega Hatchback Side Window Seals HELP

Postby 73VegaGT_LV » Mon Aug 20, 2012 3:50 pm

cjbiagi wrote:The only way I know is to measure it and try and see if some other weatherstrip may be similar. I spent a lot of time trying to find proper glass run channels as well as cowl seals that I make. There are tons of different weatherstrips, I really know nothing about the Vega quarter window ones though. :(


I'll see what I can do, Thanks man I appreciate it

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