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Weatherstripping Price

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Peeetah, Jul 15, 2000.

  1. Peeetah

    Peeetah Registered Member

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    My local chevy dealer priced me 200.00 for a complete weatherstripping kit for my removable top. This includes both side strips and the interior and exterior strip for the cab mounting area. I have a week off of work so, I would like to get purchese this and get it done but, i was wondering if this seems too pricey. (I live in Northern California so i am gonna get ripped off).Does JC, or LMC have a better prices?
     
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    Holy ripoff batman... Dealer ships suck w/ their prices.. Hope I don't offend anyone that works at a dealership..
    But Softseal sells complete weatherstrip kits for Trucks..
    And you might want to check out this site:
    www.yearone.com
    They used to only do cars.. but now include trucks/blazers..
    Great catalog.. I just got mine.. I'll let you know the weatherstrip pricing.

    It's better to Have IT than to not need it, Than to Need it and NOT HAVE IT !!!!
     
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    Peeetah Registered Member

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    I thought so

    The dealer price seemed a bit to high. Problem is i am waiting on all the catalogs....Year one, LMC, ect, ect. Guess i will wait before I buy thnx alot rocko..
     
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    Re: I thought so

    I got GM replacements last year. Paid about $110 for all three.
     
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    Re: I thought so

    Dealership prices are high but I have found that the repro stuff plainly sucks compared to original stuff. I don't understand how the original can last 15 to 20 years but cheap replacement stuff can only last a couple years. Technology has come a long way but companies use the technology to make parts as cheap as possible to make as much money as possible rather than make a decent part that should be able to outlast a part made decades ago. Just my 2 cents and you won't change my mind. I have had so many problems with repro stuff you could tell me a hundred stories of how good it is and I won't change my mind. Sorry but thats my opinion. Whenever possible go with GM

    87 K5 Siverado, 68 SS 396 Camaro
     
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    From LMC catalog:
    38-6190 Header Seal - Inner on cab 19.95
    38-6191 Header Seal - Outer on shell 19.95
    38-6192 Lower Side - LH 29.95
    38-6193 Lower Side - LH 29.95
    38-0792 Weather Strip Adhesive 5.95

    I happened to have the catalog handy, hope that helps.

    65fl
     
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    That would be
    38-6193 Lower Side Seal - RH 29.95
     
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    Re: I thought so

    i agree with 87Blzr. get repro stuff for things that are not that critical, like knobs and door panels and such.
    but i have found that things like repro tail lights lenses fade, rubber parts crack or break, not to mention that alot dont fit.
    go with GM if you have the money and want to keep things for another 20 years.

    Knife.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys

    110.00 for all four parts and they are GM quality. Mabey I can buy them in some other state and get them shipped to me??? Anyway, thanks for all the suggestions.

    81 Jimmy
     
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    Re: Thanks for the help guys

    $110!!! where?

    Knife.
     
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    LMC - lower side seals - $19.95 ea #38-6192 - left #38-6193 - right
    header seal inner - $19.95 #38-6190
    header seal outer - $19.95 #38-6191
    rear glass upper - $119.95 (yeow)

    These are for '76-'91 Blazer/Jimmy

    Michael [​IMG] http://jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm
     
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    michael,
    can u comment on the quality and fit please?

    Knife.
     
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    Sorry, it wasn't $110 for three pieces, it was $99. Front and the two sides. I didn't price (or buy) the piece that goes on the cab itself. It was GM parts.
    Front $35.00 Part No. 15590455
    Left $32.00 Part No. 358589
    Right $32.00 Part No. 358590

    I would bet that the piece that goes ON the cab is more expensive than the ones for the top.
     
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    SoffSeal

    In an earlier post someone said SoffSeal does indeed make weatherstripping. I am a big fan of their quality but, I have been unable to find any SoffSeal kits for my Jimmy. If anybody has purchesed a SoffSeal kit I would appreciate a phone number.

    Thanks

    Peter Schneider
    81 Jimmy
     
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    I've never bought anything from LMC, so I don't know about fit or quality. I would guess they would be pretty good.
    Sorry for the duplicate price post.....we must have been on about the same time.

    Michael [​IMG] http://jmartin.net/parker/goose.htm
     
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    Re: I thought so

    How hard was it to replace the seal? Is it a two man job? I've got a slight water leak behind the driver's seat and I suspect it is the weather stripping. The shell has never been off, so I don't know what the setup look like underneath. The shell was never taken off because of the fear of leaks afterwards. Is the weather stripping designed to snap in place or does it require some kind of 3M adhesive? Thanks in advance. One more thing, are there 3 parts or 4 ... I wasn't too sure from the posts.
     
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