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Weather stripping

Postby Mr Alltrac » Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:43 am

Are any of the stock window seals, sun roof seals, or door seals available still?
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby 93celicaconv » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:27 am

Mr Alltrac wrote:Are any of the stock window seals, sun roof seals, or door seals available still?

Fairly sure they are not, but you should get a list of all the part numbers and take them to a Toyota dealer's parts group and have them do a look-up to check.

That said, the OEM seals of this age are generally in pretty good shape from a flexibility and dimensional perspective. If they have been damaged from previous removal and reinstallations that didn't follow good practices, or that damaged the small clips used to secure them, that tends to be the only issues they have. If you have damaged ones, salvage sources on cars who haven't had the seals previously removed would be a suggested alternative.
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby Corey » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:14 am

I replaced my car's upper door weather seals a couple years ago. At the time I think there were only one or two more in the system...

I still have my originals if you're interested, not sure how bad yours are, but could be an option for you.

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Re: Weather stripping

Postby Rick89GTS » Sun Jul 14, 2019 3:38 pm

On a related topic, I think someone said hatch seals are out of production now
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby 93celicaconv » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:35 am

There is at least one hatch-back 5th Gen Celica in a pick'n-pull near me. I believe at least the hatch seals are in good shape - but I wasn't looking at them in particular. There are several other 5th Gen Celica coupes in the yard. I'm sure between them, there would be a combination that would provide reasonably good weatherstripping parts yet. But I don't know what the reason was for the original request. If the original request was only to put fresh new weatherstripping on the car, then used ones wouldn't be considered an acceptable option.
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby Mr Alltrac » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:14 pm

The previous owner of my car removed the door weather stripping and tore them, which his fix was to silicone them. They dont seal correctly or look nice. He also repainted the car in his backyard without removing anything and doing a very bad job at taping off things so the sunroof stripping basically painted that shut. The rear hatch one is dry rotting and splitting in a few places.
I was looking at getting it repainted here pretty soon so I wanted to address these while I had them pulled out.
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby 93celicaconv » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:24 pm

Sounds like salvage weatherstripping is an option for you, as long as there isn't any paint on them, no tears, and no dry-rotting or areas splitting due to getting hard. Do you have any pick'n-pulls near you that have 5th Gen Celicas in them? If yes, I would suggest to consider that. Do you have all those little OEM plastic clips that hold weatherstripping to the body/door metal? If not, you'll need those also. My experience with them is about half of those clips will no long clip properly after being removed once, so unless you get new clips, you will have to get a bunch of extra ones from the salvage yard. Good thing about weatherstripping clips is that Toyota used them for a lot of years across many different models, so you would have a lot of donors for them.
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby alltrac801 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 3:14 pm

Mr Alltrac wrote:The previous owner of my car removed the door weather stripping and tore them, which his fix was to silicone them. They dont seal correctly or look nice. He also repainted the car in his backyard without removing anything and doing a very bad job at taping off things so the sunroof stripping basically painted that shut. The rear hatch one is dry rotting and splitting in a few places.
I was looking at getting it repainted here pretty soon so I wanted to address these while I had them pulled out.


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Re: Weather stripping

Postby Mr Alltrac » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:23 pm

The closet pick yard that would have 5th gens would probably be el paso but I'm not 100% sure they have any there. Maybe one weekend I'll drive down and check it out.

Yes half ass paint jobs are the worst!!
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby sefiroxx » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:00 am

I just pulled a set from south Dallas. There is another 5th with a full set, the car is in the line to be crushed - been there for 6 weeks.
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby 93celicaconv » Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:38 am

Mr Alltrac wrote:The closet pick yard that would have 5th gens would probably be el paso but I'm not 100% sure they have any there. Maybe one weekend I'll drive down and check it out.

Yes half ass paint jobs are the worst!!

I won't be able to get to the yard that I know would have good weather-stripping for you for at least 2-3 weeks. And I don't know what your budget is or what the yard would charge me to get them. If that is an option you want to explore, let me know - we can work out details ahead of me going to the yard to inspect and potential remove/buy them.
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby Mr Alltrac » Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:37 pm

I dont know how much they actually go for. If you have reason to stop by there, ask and see what the price would be and let me know. I'm trying to set up a time frame of when my car can get painted so I'm in no rush right now.
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby underscore » Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:45 pm

What's the best way to safely remove these from a parts car without damaging them?
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Re: Weather stripping

Postby sefiroxx » Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:57 pm

Use a small pry bar, preferably right angle. The clips are small, with two thin wings that fit inside the seal. Be sure to lift perpendicular from the hole, with support on both sides of the clip, do not bend.
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