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OEM Soft Top Door Window Weatherstrip

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by redrock, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. redrock

    redrock

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    After several months and considerable expense, I now own the cutting jigs, splicing molds, and tooling for the single-piece rubber weatherstrip for the fixed "vent" window on the OEM factory soft top doors. In order to reduce unit costs, I had a batch of 12 pairs made, and rather than do the ebay thing, I am offering the extras to whomever wants a pair. I am not a vendor or retailer, just an individual who is trying to finish the resurrection of a 72fj40 oem soft top. The weatherstrips are made by VIP Rubber Co in La Habra, Ca. They are 52.00" DVL (Spliced) of 70/Durometer/U.V. Resistant EPDM rubber, and are as good as, or better than, brand new OEM Toyota vent window seals for the hard doors (both sides of which are still available through Toyota.) 8)

    If anyone is interested, they are $100 for a PAIR, plus $10 shipping, and I could send a picture via email.

    Greg Childress
    Las Vegas, NV

    pokedad1000@aol.com
     
  2. landcruiserdude

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    Greg,

    Please e-mail me a picture. I'm interested in at least 1 pair, maybe more.

    Thanks
    Landcruiserdude
     
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    Hey, Greg, I tried to call you but got no answer. I'll take a pair. Do I get a special price for buying 2 pairs? :)

    Do you take [​IMG] ?

    Dave
     
  4. Landpimp

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    Greg, nice work :) wish I had a pair of soft door ;)

    But as for the hard door vent window WS, I was under the impression that only the right side as availible for Toyota, the left side is being made after market and TLC and SOR have it. I do happen to have 2 of the left hand side OEM WS..........but they came from AUS last year and were the last of em around.
     
  5. red66toy

    red66toy dorkus malorkus GOLD Star

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    Why would they only still make the right side and not the left? That makes no sense to me. Is there something special about the left side wing window ???
     
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    ya got me? maybe the mold was damaged? but this was the case last year, only the right side for the hard doors, right side is cheap, $12

    check SOR
    http://www.sor.com/sor/products2.tam?xax=14175&category.ctx=124-63&page#.ctx=124

    http://www.sor.com/sor/bigpict.tam?...scriptionpg.ctx=Page 124 Front Door 1963-1974

    also CCOT
    http://store.yahoo.com/coolfj40/winglasbelwe.html

    and like I said this was the case when I checked at the dealer, if the left was still made then why wood SOR sell aftermarket for more than OEM?

    [quote author=red64toy link=board=1;threadid=13303;start=msg122947#msg122947 date=1079575012]
    Why would they only still make the right side and not the left? That makes no sense to me. Is there something special about the left side wing window ???
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  7. redrock

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    [quote author=red64toy link=board=1;threadid=13303;start=msg122947#msg122947 date=1079575012]
    Why would they only still make the right side and not the left? That makes no sense to me. Is there something special about the left side wing window ???
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    The only thing special about it is that for some reason that nobody seems to know, the left side weatherstrip (68182-60010) is not available through the Toyota North American parts distribution system. They can be ordered offshore, and it seems that like some other parts, Toyota builds them on a demand basis. The oem driver's side weatherstrips that TLC4x4 has been selling for awhile is from a batch that I procured, imported, and sold to Jonathan Ward. Of the last group I got out of Japan about a year ago, the only question that was asked was, "how many do you want?"
     
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    I need a set, sent a mail to ya. Thanks!
     
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    redrock sent me some pics:
     
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    some more pic: