Hard top side windows/rubber difference help

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I’ve been rehabbing my hard top. Stripped it all the way down to the drip rail. Now I’m in the re assembly stage.

I tried to put my big side window in with new City racer rubber. It not even close. (No fault to City racers product)

It would seem I have a “early” pre ‘71 top on my ‘73. When I took the window out they had a 2 piece weatherstrip. I just thought it was a generic replacement. But maybe this is what’s needed?

Can anyone clarify what I need? There is an old thread from 2010 with broken links to sources

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I think you're correct, but I'm def' more familiar with the later one-piece style like on my '76. I know the early windshields also used the two-piece gaskets.

It does look like SOR carries the two-piece, at least to have some options.
 
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For our 1970, I purchased 50' of 2 piece weatherstripping from DK Supply. Order Details: Two-Piece Self-Sealing Weatherstrip for 3/32" to 9/64" Panel or 3/16" to 1/4" Glass; 13/32" Wide Locking Strip for Two-Piece Weatherstrips - 50'. Price: $165.56.

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Thanks all for the help. I’d like to keep the genuine Japanese windows.
@Green Bean , did you have to do all 4 windows this way?
 
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For our 1970, I purchased 50' of 2 piece weatherstripping from DK Supply. Order Details: Two-Piece Self-Sealing Weatherstrip for 3/32" to 9/64" Panel or 3/16" to 1/4" Glass; 13/32" Wide Locking Strip for Two-Piece Weatherstrips - 50'. Price: $165.56.

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Really good option, I can't remember is SOR had OEM side window seals or it's aftermarket. I replaced all my seals in May. (Corner glass & lift glass were aftermarket-OEM was NLA for pre-71).
 
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I did similar to Green Bean; bought a generic seal with similar dimensions and made my own. I did this for the hardtop sides and corner windows. Can’t remember if I got the correct hatch seal or made it too.
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We were able to use the original glass and OEM weatherstripping where we could find it. But for the hardtop side windows, we used the product that I sent you. I had a glass installer do the installation because I didn't want to risk breaking our glass. BY the way I have 2 extra side windows and a bunch of left over weatherstripping if anyone has a need.
 

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