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    Hood to cowl seal

    Anybody know what the hood to cowl seal is shaped like and/or where I might find one? If I know what it's supposed to look like, I can always use a "universal" strip and modify it for the clips. Mine vanished many years ago, back in the early '90's, and I haven't the slightest idea of what became of it or really what it looked like. Photo's most welcome

    I'm assuming it's sort of a "D" shaped hollow seal(?) of some sort.

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    After taking the picture with a flash, I can see it is not as clean as I thought

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    I know what you mean about a camera flash. It makes every little thing show up that is otherwise invisible in normal light.

    Thanks for the pic, that's what I needed. Now the search is on.

    Think I just realized where my original one went. It was most likely on the hood, which I replaced after "the incident" in the spring of 1989. Also replaced the fenders, grille, all front trim, radiator yoke and side panels...............Do the math and you can figure out what the incident was.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    I may have a used one. I don`t think NOS ones are out there IIRC. The older GMC truck hood seals look close.
    Last edited by 77rr2x4s; 01-19-2019 at 10:03 PM.

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    On the Vette before the photo shoot I went over the rubber items several times with Chemical Guys VRP. It makes hard / rigid rubber pieces feel like new. It is not a "slick dressing" like Armor-all, VRP penetrates and rejuvenates rubber. It is only ~$9.00 a bottle.

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    I`m going to try the VRP. My daughter lives fairly close to a Chemical Guys store and see said she would pick me some up.Thanks

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    3 different seals...
    rear one is same for all years as far as I know...

    front one was heavy rubber or thin plastic depending on year.

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