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Anyone have experience installing either Precision or Vintage Rubber Door seals on a 510?

 

After installing the seal the door doesn’t want to close.  If feels like the seal is interfering with the body side.  To determine the location of the interference, I cut a 12inch piece and mounted it in different locations around the door.  It appears the problem is coming from the front of the door.

 

I’ve tried both brands. The shape of both are very similar. The Vintage is a slightly better but still interfering. 

 

Any install tips or suggestions for another seal would be appreciated. 

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I ran into something similar with my 521... what I found was the reproduction seals looked the same but did not seem to be the same material... they were alot stiffer and would not allow me to close the door either....

I'm not sure if your trying to stay factory original or not but I went with a generic seal sold by Mcmaster Carr.... worked good for me....

https://www.mcmaster.com/door-seals/water-and-weather-resistant-hollow-foam-rubber-push-on-seals-with-bulb-on-side/

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I have installed a similar "bulb seal with welting" on a 510.  This bulb seal mounts on the door jamb pinch weld, NOT on the door.  If a resto, use OEM style, but if a restomod, the bulb seal is a great alternative!  I will be using bulb seal on my 521, like crashtd420 did.............😁

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I would like to keep the factory look but these aftermarket seals are testing my patience.  I think I’ll try the bulb seal you guys suggested. I appreciate the info. 

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On 10/10/2020 at 7:36 PM, CS310 said:

Anyone have experience installing either Precision or Vintage Rubber Door seals on a 510?

 

After installing the seal the door doesn’t want to close.  If feels like the seal is interfering with the body side.  To determine the location of the interference, I cut a 12inch piece and mounted it in different locations around the door.  It appears the problem is coming from the front of the door.

 

I’ve tried both brands. The shape of both are very similar. The Vintage is a slightly better but still interfering. 

 

Any install tips or suggestions for another seal would be appreciated. 

 

I bought a 510 windshield gasket from Vintage Rubber. He sent me a Precision gasket with his label affixed over the precision label, which clearly showed it was made in Thailand. Then told me he owns the mold for precision gaskets. So.. at that point I never ordered anything from them again and would not recommend them. Datsport rubbers, all day, everyday.

 

Long story short, this could be why they both have a similar, yet poor fitment.

 

By the way you probably found the Precision gasket was cheaper, right? So did I when I ordered but I wanted to get a QUALITY gasket so I paid more. As it turns out, I just paid a lot more for the same repackaged part. So cool.

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