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Cowl Grill Seal
« on: March 16, 2012, 11:51:29 PM »
Can someone tell me who makes the best repro? I heard some good things about Metro Soft Seal...anyone else? Any recommendations appreciated!

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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2012, 11:53:47 PM »
You have style Marty!
 That picture is hysterical  :D :D :D
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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2012, 12:35:55 AM »
Check out Steele Rubber Products.
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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2012, 12:44:38 AM »
Why not just get it from your local GM dealer?  Part number 3927464 is still available for around $10.00

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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2012, 01:17:39 AM »
You have style Marty!
You might be goin out on a limb with that one. ;)

Check out Steele Rubber Products.
Thanks Phillip!

Why not just get it from your local GM dealer?  Part number 3927464 is still available for around $10.00

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Paul
Because I heard from a reliable source they are the opposite of great. Do you have experience purchasing these for a '69? If so how did it fit?

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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #5 on: March 17, 2012, 01:27:52 AM »
Why not just get it from your local GM dealer?  Part number 3927464 is still available for around $10.00

 ;)

Paul
Because I heard from a reliable source they are the opposite of great. Do you have experience purchasing these for a '69? If so how did it fit?

Nope, I have a '68 and my cowl seal is original with no issues!    :)

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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2012, 01:40:22 AM »
The problem I have with the so called NOS is that they are hard as a rock and the rear of the hood sits high when closed.
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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 01:50:28 AM »
The problem I have with the so called NOS is that they are hard as a rock and the rear of the hood sits high when closed.

^^^  What he said to the 3rd power !!!
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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2012, 04:48:06 AM »
If it is available from GM today, then it is NEW resplacement stock, but is not NOS.....
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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2012, 05:11:51 AM »
The ones from Chevrolet seem fine to me. They aren't a licensed reproduction part. Real GM.  For 10.00 take a chance.

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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2012, 12:49:39 PM »
They aren't a licensed reproduction part. Real GM.  For 10.00 take a chance.

I agree 100%! And I had a feeling the only 10 bucks statement would eventually surface ;). Here's the thing; I hate to get burned at any cost and what Steve and Daniel state says that I will. In fact, I think I have one of those rubber boards on the car right now, and any adjustments to the hood won't change a thing. Just trying to get it right this time.

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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #11 on: March 17, 2012, 01:02:54 PM »
Marty,
Here is the number for Steele. They are a family owned business and make their own parts. They take their measurements from originals. Their CEO is a straight up gentlman. Give them a Call and tell them your problem.

800-447-0849

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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #12 on: March 17, 2012, 02:19:26 PM »
Not sure how you would get burned. If it doesn't work properly you return it to the dealer. I probably have a new one in the shop somewhere. I will try to look today to see if it is harder than orig ones.

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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #13 on: March 17, 2012, 02:36:42 PM »
Appreciate the info Phillip. I'll give them a holler.

Charlie - Thanks for examining the two. I'll be anxiously awaiting your response.

BTW...these GM dealers in NM don't take stuff back. Once they make a sell its a done deal. Then you factor in time, fuel, etc, etc, etc, & the 10.00 part runs 1.5 million. I charge 500k/hr ;).

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Re: Cowl Grill Seal
« Reply #14 on: March 17, 2012, 04:08:15 PM »
I've had dealer parts shipped from all over the country to me. I've got two cars here with old GM seals and the hoods fit fine. Often the hinges are not adusted correctly. There is a right and wrong method, and adjustment is often misunderstood. I also just changed a worn hinge that did not allow full rear closure with the seal installed. Replacing the hinge solved the problem.