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Fender to body seal?

Quick question, on a '70T is there some kind of seal that goes between the front fenders and the body? I don't think there is but checking
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Yeap, there is a part number for it but I forget it.
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Along the bolts is a glue like substance sealing water out and holding the fender on.
At the cowl is a rubber seal to the fender in black
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Terrastat Tape I think its called. Buy it and roll it out along the fender/body seal flange. 1 roll will easily do the whole car
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follow-up question: is it really needed?
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follow-up question: is it really needed?
The front to back seal is on a vertical surface that is roughly on the same plane as the front tire. If the tire is slinging water you know it will try its best to enter the front trunk.

Just talking. Don't know for sure.
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I'm just guessing here also, seems like it would help with vibration, noise, and sealing out grime. My instinct is that Porsche engineers wouldn't have used it if it wasn't necessary.

You could always just try it without and add it later if it appears necessary.
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No that certainly makes sense. I was thinking of it from the wrong direction.
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My car didn't have it when I bought it. After painting my car, I used the sealant strips when I re-assembled the car. My impression is that it keeps water from running down between the body and fenders, but it seems like the weatherstripping would do this as well. It certainly helps to keep the fenders in place relative to the tub, but it makes adjustments of fender alignment more work.
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If water gets between the flanges, it will rust eventually. The ribbon/tape provides a very good seal against this, although it makes aligning the fenders a bit harder as it is tacky/grabby as somebody above mentioned
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