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Tailgate Weatherstrip

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by johnny reb, Aug 1, 2001.

  1. johnny reb

    johnny reb 1/2 ton status

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    The rubber weatherstripping on my tailgate is in very poor shape. I'm looking to get a new one or some type of replacement. LMC lists this for $60 but I'm not paying that much. I'll probably search the junk yard this weekend. I was also thinking of going to Home Depot to see if I can find any kind of rubber weatherstripping. Anybody ever use an aftermarket weatherstipping?

    1986 K5, New GM 350, Edelbrock Intake, K&N Air Filter, Flowtech Headers, Dual 3" Exhaust, 33" Pirelli Scorpion AT, 700R4, 3.42 gears
     
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    I think you are talking about the strip that is actually in the hardtop that the window goes into when closed.

    I have searched the world over and have not found another source with a price lower than LMC. I hope someone out there can direct us to a source. However, if you have removed the old one you will see it is a specialized part and that is probably why the price is so high. I'm going the LMC route unless someone posts another solution. Maybe someone can find a different method for weatherstriping the tailgate.

    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
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    Johnny - I just sent you a PM about your truck

    So I says to him, I said, "get your own monkey."
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    No, I'm talking about the thick rubber piece that sticks to the tailgate that makes the seal around the tailpan and the sides of the bed when the tailgate is closed. I know the piece you're talking about, I saw your post the other day.

    1986 K5, New GM 350, Edelbrock Intake, K&N Air Filter, Flowtech Headers, Dual 3" Exhaust, 33" Pirelli Scorpion AT, 700R4, 3.42 gears
     
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    You must have an old catalog. I have the most recent and on page 27 it lists part number 38-6973 for $29.95

    They have adjusted some of their weatherstrip prices recently. Call them now and ask for that part number and see if the price has not droped $30. Let me know what they say. Also...ask for a new catalog.

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    My catalog is from Spring 2000, so that could expalin it. That is the correct part number, but I checked mine again and it says $59.95. I'll give them a call. Thanks for the heads up. I'd pay $30 for it but not $60.

    1986 K5, New GM 350, Edelbrock Intake, K&N Air Filter, Flowtech Headers, Dual 3" Exhaust, 33" Pirelli Scorpion AT, 700R4, 3.42 gears
     
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    don't waste your time at a junk yard, chances are you'll never find one that is useable. and who would put a blazer in a junk yard that's terrible. i've used the homedepot stuff and it works but you'll might have do double it up (on top of each other) to get it thick enought, and don't expect it to last forever.
     

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