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    T Top Seals

    I know the T Top seals are not available. With that said; what are you guys using for new seals? Is there a certain seal that we can buy and modify? Getting ready to tear into my car in two weeks and this is one issue that i have not resolved!

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    What for the answer, I believe rattle trap has heard of what to use.
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    I was looking at my 84 Trans am and those aren't close. Has to be something out there

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    I measured every t-top car produced and your Firebird is Exactly what you use. They fit differently, but work.

    First thing you do is trim these GM mount tabs out of your outer corners.
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    The GM seal is a double-D shape. Remove the outer D from the rear lateral section of seal. You leave the factory Mopar seals in place in order to extend inward to meet the t-tops. Use black 3M weather strip adhesive to at tech them to the new GM outers. The GM seal matches our B-pillars and after drilling a hole in the lower tab, it is attached at bottom with factory Mopar push pin.
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    Continue stuffing the GM seal into the Mopar outer channel around to front and repeat trimming back side and gluing to Mopar extension at top of A-pillar opening. The GM also will replace the weathered Mopar A-pillar down to the door top seal. However, you will need to leave the lower section of Mopar seal in place to seal down the door jamb. It's already held in place with 4 push pins, so you just razor blade it at the meeting point and glue those together too.
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    Weather proof Matt? Wind noise ?
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    Easy Peasy!
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    About how long a job Matt? With parts and blade and 3-m in hand?
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    This cars original seals were so bad, I had to fine tune the junk Mopar stuff by stuffing shims behind em to meet the new GM rubber and actually seal against rain. Mostly. It's still a t-top car, and they're never 100%. Not at speed. Other than that, the whistling and rattling is gone! I put waxed wood blocks in during gluing and replaced them with hard rubber when finished.
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