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The rubber seals around my door/window apertures are perished, split at the bottom and don't seem to fit too well.

Ideally, they need replacing. I've contacted my local dealership and there's 3 seals which I need on each side - total bill was nearly £900 for these parts.

Does anyone know of an alternative? I thought that most seals were a generic profile, so expected them to be much cheaper - there is a chance that the person I spoke to didn't know what they were on about as they didn't seem too sure.
 

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Which seals are you referring to, PNs will help.

The main seal from the bottom of the "A" to the "C" pillar, 51711970501/51711970502, was just under £200 last time I bought one.
 

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51711970502, 51711970501 and 51718108379

They seem to be cheaper on realoem, but still over £500. Seems a lot for a couple of seals.
 

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That is probably right then, the two main seals will be over £200 each now plus the other one makes £500.
Just don't go to the expense/trouble of replacing that main seal and then cut it with the window the first time you close it.:mad
 

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There is a supplier of rubber seals etc. in the USA that might have something. www.steelerubber.comm Their products are naturally geared to restoration of US cars. BUT, go to their web site, click on Restoration Parts, then a page will come up with lots of options for sections of their catalog. In the catalog, they give profiles of the weather stripping, including dimensions. Here is a link to one section of the catalog:
https://www.steelerubber.com/door-weatherstrip-by-the-foot

I found one of their products that worked perfectly for door weatherstripping on my '1974 3.0 CS. I think it cost me ~$20 for two doors.

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There is a supplier of rubber seals etc. in the USA that might have something. www.steelerubber.comm Their products are naturally geared to restoration of US cars. BUT, go to their web site, click on Restoration Parts, then a page will come up with lots of options for sections of their catalog. In the catalog, they give profiles of the weather stripping, including dimensions. Here is a link to one section of the catalog:
https://www.steelerubber.com/door-we...ip-by-the-foot

I found one of their products that worked perfectly for door weatherstripping on my '1974 3.0 CS. I think it cost me ~$20 for two doors.

Hope this might help


Gary
There is a company in UK called Woolies https://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/ they do similar classic resto items, but I would be very surprised if the seals in question can be sourced anywhere other than the dealer. They are quite complicated, not just a generic profile clipped to s seam.
 
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