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Windshield Seal

Postby EJ333 » 06 Dec 2013 16:37

I need a replacement seal for my rear windshield for a 1968 510 sedan. Will need a "smooth" version as there is no chrome trim. Where have you had good experiences for your seal purchases ? Thanks

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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby okayfine » 07 Dec 2013 08:41

No one knows where you live.

Good experiences with weatherstripping purchases pretty much belong to Datsport in Aus. Problem is, I don't think they offer the seal you're looking for. AFAIK, only Datsunlandsocal offers the "Cali" seal, and IMO/E they're the antithesis of "good experiences".
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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby defdes » 07 Dec 2013 14:26

I got the chromeless version from them (Datsport), both front and rear, though it was over 10 years ago. On that note, they are still holding up very well.

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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby zKars » 07 Dec 2013 16:23

vintagerubber.com has Z and 510 weatherstrip. I just bought their front glass weatherstrip with no chrome. Looks good to me. Randy was good to work with.

Pretty sure they had the rear with same w/wo chrome channel too. Whoops just checked, "its coming soon". Would give them a call and see just when soon is.

They have the best Z weatherstrip of all the available sources, other than Nissan, very close copy. They went to considerable trouble to have them duplicated, they are NOT the Precision stuff.

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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby EJ333 » 07 Dec 2013 17:06

Thanks guys for your helpful input. I went to the Datsport website, but their windshield seals seem to be only for the ones for chrome trim. I have e mailed Vintage Rubber to see if/ when they plan to stock the Cal Style rear windshield seal that does not have a groove for the chrome trim. Let me know if any other ideas come up. :o

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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby okayfine » 07 Dec 2013 17:53

Have heard that the vintagerubber guy doesn't really have/want much to do with 510 weatherstripping. Another Realmer was recently comparison shopping and tried to get a quote and couldn't.
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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby dodgydan » 07 Dec 2013 18:02

got mine from Datsport last year, (no groove for chrome) they don't have them listed on the website but when you email or call Tracy or Baz, they are available. they are not perfectly smooth like the "cal look" ones, there is a slight ridge that mimics an expander strip. but it is one piece and has no grooves for the trim.
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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby Baz » 08 Dec 2013 13:33

We need to update the website on the rubber seals.
Here is a link to the non moulding type seal.

http://www.datsport.com/body-rubber-fro ... pe-nm.html

This type is available for the 2 door & 4 door sedans. Front & rear.

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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby ajen68510 » 29 Jul 2014 21:28

Tried Vintagerubber a few years ago. Only lasted 6 months. Have Datsport now. in mu opinion, the only stuff worth buying. I thought for the quality, very reasonable priced

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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby EJ333 » 30 Jul 2014 08:36

As it turned out, I did make the purchase of my smooth rear windshield seal from Vintage Rubber via eBay. I have no complaints. The seal seemed to fit well and was good quality as far as I know. My guess is that their more recent product is better than what it may have been compared to the previous poster. I think I paid $130 which I thought was reasonable. Can't remember if there was a shipping charge. When you order from Australia, and have it sent to the States, you need to factor in the shipping charges in your decision.

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Re: Windshield Seal

Postby McWicked » 30 Jul 2014 18:54

The problem with most aftermarket rubber is that it's not as ozone resistant, nor as thermally and UV stable as the OEM product. What happens is that you get a wide variance in experience based on how much the person actually drives their car and how much direct sunlight it receives. So you got one guy who ones a garage queen, in a temperate climate, telling you it's great... while another with a daily driver telling you it's crap.

I went with the datsport ones because they routinely get the best reviews from the DD crowd. But that's as far as my review can go, because my rubber is sitting in boxes waiting to go onto a currently non-running car.

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