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Old 02-12-2017, 01:55 PM
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Coupe upper door seal question

Wanting to change out my cracked door seals (upper)

Bought a nice used set.

Are these supposed to be split in half? Front and back?

I installed the new upper front seal and it's about 1/2" shorter thus leaving a gap between the newly installed front section and my old rear section.

Maybe they are supposed to be installed as a set.

Perhaps the factory cuts vary in their location?

Also I've seen pictures of these seals that appear to be one long piece instead of two pieces per side.

Hope that makes sense.

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Old 02-12-2017, 01:58 PM
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Just wanting to clarify before pulling my old ones.

I went ahead and reinstalled my old seal.

I would hate to get this installed and realize it's just a hair short.
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Old 02-14-2017, 09:46 PM
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The upper seals on my 1980 appear to be in two pieces, front and rear, split near the rear corner of the door glass. I'm sure they shrink with age, leaving a gap. Mine are in great shape other than the gap, which I just filled with a small piece of adhesive backed foam available at any hardware store.
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Old 02-15-2017, 02:58 PM
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If you are referring to the seal that fits into the chassis and is situated along the top edge of each front side window and rear side window...

...for my two 300 CDs ('83 - no longer have it and '85 - still have it), the seal is one piece for each side of the vehicle. This is based upon the two seals (left and right) that I acquired directly from M-B (re: "Also I've seen pictures of these seals that appear to be one long piece instead of two pieces per side.").
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Old 02-15-2017, 03:46 PM
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yeah. I've seen the picture of the one long piece.

I guess sometime during production, these seals were 3 pieces.
Short segment next to side mirror, long mid section, and short rear window.

unfortunately I might have to take the plunge and just buy new. $600 per side/ouch!
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I guess sometime during production, these seals were 3 pieces. Short segment next to side mirror, long mid section, and short rear window.
That is correct.

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unfortunately I might have to take the plunge and just buy new. $600 per side/ouch!
If they are still available.

The worst part of the whole thing is trying to get the doors to shut with the windows all the way up and get the top of the windows to slip under the lip of the seal

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