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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject: Best Bus door and Window rubber... Reply with quote

I was wondering what people think is the best door and window rubber to purchase for a 1970 Bus? I have a JBugs catalog and they guarantee their rubber for life ...even normal wear and tear. Sounds pretty sweet, but was wondering if someone has another idea?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use Wolfsburgh West. Everything I bought a couple years ago was original VW & the windshield seal fits awesome & I also got thier chrome moulding for it. Not sure if the rubber ws german or brazil any more but all was good quality.

There is a recent post on M&T with a link. Not sure of the quality but prices look good.

Jbugs is not a restoration oriented supplier so anythng you get is just going to be cheap with out any concern for fitment or quality.

Give WW a holler, may cost more but quality parts & the service is EXCELLENT> They warehouse there own parts so your order is not delayed from something needed from an outside source. In stock means they have in the building...
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i bought the best quality rubbers from bus depot and found them to be very good so far (2 yrs) most was labeled just kampers from england
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah i was the one who posted about the M&T company, i ordered a complete set of seals, none of my windows have the vents in them. and it cost me 148$ shipped or something like that and mid america motorworks was something like $241 without shipping.

But I should be recieving them soon and ill let you guys know how good they are.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got all my body + window rubber from BD; with the exception of windshield rubber from oeveedub.

All rubber from BD was good except for one - figures its the right side rearmost window behind the westy closet and wood/curtain panel. The rubber cracked at all four corners within 8 months and I store my bus under cover - all other rubber is good and subjected to the same elements, so it is clear to me that I got a bum seal. I'll have to remove at least the cabinet and panel - maybe the bed too to replace this seal, not to mention the sliding door track cover and that beading. I chose to go with oeveedub to replace this seal, but it is on backorder through them.

Good luck.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems like nobody knows much about JBugs and the rubber they sell. Can anyone beat a lifetime warranty even for normal wear and tear? I do appreciate the suggestion for WW. Seems like they know the restoration business. Thanks for all the input.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2007 9:01 pm    Post subject: '68 double cab windshield seal Reply with quote

I am wondering if it is necessary to pay over $70 for for an "OEM" windshield rubber seal; or if the $16 to $22 ones are equally as good. The $74 one is from German Supply, #211 845 121 DGR. The other one is # 211 845 121 D, from several vendors. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have OEM German ones for $39.95:

http://busdepot.com/details.jsp?partnumber=211845121DVW

They are definitely better than aftermarket and I do recommend them.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ron,

does that seal in your link above have molded corners?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. It is the same one OEVeedub sells for $50.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: New Window for Bay window Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a place that I can get a new windshield and new louvered window for the side, aside from a salvage yard? thanks!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive used both bus depot and oeveedub for seals. both have been excellent products.
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