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    I noticed in the assembly manual there is no seal between the body and the doors. Do you folks normally add any? They’re real easy to fabricate. Just wondering how you keep water from coming in the door when you wash the car or when it rains.

    Allen Caron
    VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
    "If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The Shack

    Rob Baker


    Something on this page should do it.

    There is a seal on my car.

    Larry Murphy


    ¬†Allen, I got mine at ORIELLY AUTO PARTS. I’m sure Advance or Auto Zone would have it as well.¬† I used a flat strip about 3/4 ”wide and 1/8” thick self adhesive that comes on a roll. I attached it to the inside of the door flange. You may need a thicker seal if the door does not fit the body with about the same distance all around it.

    Paul Mossberg


    Your best bet is a style like #6 on the page RobBaker posted.

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    James Cochran


    I agree with Paul. I used the #6 on mine. Mounted on the door side, worked well. I do have doors that have a gap that varies, it’s like the doors are warped. In my case I went with the smaller height seal. I didn’t so much as have a problem with weather, mine was to stop the door from hitting the body (bang bang bang ). #6 did great,


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