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Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:30 pm
Whats my options other than trying to find the nicest set i can find on a junk car? My seals are swollen around the doors
Mon Oct 11, 2021 9:57 pm
I have picked up a couple of junkyard sets, and have been doing treatments to reconstitute them, then storing. Try the same
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Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:54 pm
Time has been no better to the yard cars either
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:58 pm
Subscribed. I'm also in need.
Mon Oct 11, 2021 10:59 pm
You'd think there'd be some badass 3d printing/make on demand technology floating around by now...
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:18 pm
Well, at least I'm not alone. My passenger side leaks a bit, which is my main concern, other then them looking super shabby.
I treated the inside seals with Honda silicone based stuff for convertibles where the glass meats the door, didn't bother with the exterior. They are super swollen, too far gone.
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:23 am
Probably dumb question, is the body lines for the seals different for the ST20X?
Wed Oct 13, 2021 11:31 pm
If you are referring to the door weatherstrip along the sides and bottom of the doors, I believe those are the same on all 5th Gen Celica's (including ST's, GT's, GT-S's & All-Tracs. Same would be true of the roof side rail (window) weatherstrips. While the midwest would typically have rust-bucket bodies, many times, these weatherstrips are in pretty good condition - coming from local salvage yards.
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:23 pm
Yes all same. All dry rotted in Midwest too.
Thu Oct 14, 2021 7:32 pm
Well, I got a used set a couple of years ago from a salvage 5th Gen Celica - they were certainly not dry rotted at all. They are in very good condition. I agree some will be, but certainly not all. I wouldn't close to the door to salvage options if no other door is available to you.
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