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dinsdale Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:47 am

The dash pod seal on my '54 needs replacing as what hasn't disintegrated is rock hard.

Can anybody suggest what to use as a replacement? I couldn't find anybody doing repros (although Kaefer Nostalgie do felt earlier ones)

Cheers

Pete

Scotty Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:19 am

Here you go Pete

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2020562

dinsdale Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:55 am

Scotty wrote: Here you go Pete

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2020562
I should have been clearer. The one I'm looking for is the one that goes round the edge of the instrument cluster.

Think I'll order one of the ones above as well though.

sled Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:58 am

its just a small felt strip, you could make your own, or spend $24 on this

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2192579


djfordmanjack Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:26 am

later ones use rubber.

BeaterBarndoor Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:49 pm

These are the only ones I know of. I ordered one a while back. Iíd say perfect repro
http://ww2vw.com/seal-dashboard/
I was sure he also advertised here on samba but I couldnít find contact info

Mr. OGPaint Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:04 pm

BeaterBarndoor wrote: These are the only ones I know of. I ordered one a while back. Iíd say perfect repro
http://ww2vw.com/seal-dashboard/
I was sure he also advertised here on samba but I couldnít find contact info

Thanks Mark.

Any info on when they swapped from cork?

BeaterBarndoor Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:26 pm

Hmm, all I recall are the felt and rubber. Canít say Iíve ever noticed a cork version. If I did, I donít remember it :lol:

Mr. OGPaint Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:39 pm

I donít know why I said cork :)

Probably because I end Been cutting a lot of different gaskets lately. I meant switched from felt to rubber

BeaterBarndoor Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:54 pm

Ha!
Iím not really sure when the change was done unfortunately. My guess would be all buses have rubber and the felt was ďpre busĒ , beetle etc. but I have nothing but instinct to back that up.

dinsdale Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:56 am

BeaterBarndoor wrote: Ha!
Iím not really sure when the change was done unfortunately. My guess would be all buses have rubber and the felt was ďpre busĒ , beetle etc. but I have nothing but instinct to back that up.
Kaefer Nostalgie list the felt seal as 38-52 so assuming the've done the research it's 53 for the rubber one.

Thanks for the link to the rubber repro.

EA57RHD Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:06 pm

My 53 has a rubber seal. I believe they were all rubber originally.



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