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« on: March 01, 2009, 03:26:19 PM »

sorry for all the questions, is there any positive way to identify an original 69 camaro trunk weatherstrip?  anybody have a pic?  just in case any one know where to get one and what I should expect to pay?  thanks
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2009, 04:50:05 PM »

GM Parts Direct has them-$75. I just sold one I had for 20 years. There was a number embossed on it somewhere but I can't recall the details. One of the others will undoubtedly add info.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2009, 05:41:46 PM »

Original trunk weatherstrips had a white string embeded in them.  later GMs and repros do not have the string. You can see the string when you look at an end.
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 06:56:26 PM »

thanks guys, any pics??
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« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 07:27:12 AM »

Here's a pic of the GM Wstrip without the string.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2009, 10:11:57 AM »

Of special note.  There are actually three versions of the GM trunk weather strip.  The early versions do have the string.  During the mid 1970's, the same version of this strip was used without the string until the mid or late 1990's.  I should also mention that the early versions of this WS gave you enough material to do two Camaro trunks in the box. 

As of late, GM is still issuing this weather strip under the OEM part number but the rubber is much harder.......like the Soft Seal and in many cases, it's very hard to close your deck lid.

I tell all Camaro people to seek out the first two versions of the WS as they are the same soft latex rubber and will let your trunk close with ease.  Last thing judges want to see in a nice car is the small cheap SS weather strip in the trunk gutter.  Does not even look correct when it's installed.

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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2009, 07:32:27 PM »

This may be dumb but WS is wheather strip?  tell all Camaro people to seek out the first two versions of Soft Seal?
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« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2009, 01:06:48 AM »

This may be dumb but WS is wheather strip?

Yes, at least in this thread.

tell all Camaro people to seek out the first two versions of Soft Seal?

No, not Soft Seal.  The two earlier versions of the three GM versions Jerry mentions.

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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2009, 06:09:24 AM »

This pic is of the non-string older GM WStrip. It illustrates how nicely it compresses. It's the same piece as in my previous post.
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« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2009, 12:21:37 AM »

Where can you buy good seals? I bought the latex from HBC. It fit well but it absorbed water like a sponge. I don't think a seal should do that. The GM replacement would not let the trunk close as Jerry said.
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« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2009, 12:43:07 AM »

Thought you bought a Metro seal, G?
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« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2009, 07:36:24 AM »

The GM first and second design W/S still turns up on Ebay quite a bit.  I tell all of my customers who own nice cars to be patient and try to install this W/S.  Not the repro junk! 

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« Reply #12 on: March 07, 2009, 03:47:14 PM »

Thought you bought a Metro seal, G?

I did but it is the small cheap one JM referred to above. I have not glued it in yet so I want to get one that looks right as well.
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« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2009, 10:00:10 AM »

If you get the good GM stuff, you don't have to glue it in.  Stays in there fine.  Both race cars have it and it takes a lot of abuse on the drag strip.  Even with the 7000rpm launches.

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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2009, 05:31:37 PM »

If you get the good GM stuff, you don't have to glue it in.  Stays in there fine.  Both race cars have it and it takes a lot of abuse on the drag strip.  Even with the 7000rpm launches.

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I guess GM knew I was gonna be launching hard, since it appears GM glued mine in..  Grin

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« Reply #15 on: March 10, 2009, 10:01:33 AM »

In the plant, a thin bead (about 1/8" or so) of black sealer was applied to the WS trough with a flow tip all the way around the opening prior to installing the WS; its purpose was to act as a sealer between the bottom of the WS and the bottom of the trough.
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2009, 12:56:41 PM »

The GM first and second design W/S still turns up on Ebay quite a bit.  I tell all of my customers who own nice cars to be patient and try to install this W/S.  Not the repro junk! 

Here's one now for anyone who's looking...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&item=110368207427

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