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Front Targa Seal..Which one to buy?

Those who came to the cookout saw my horror of a front targa seal.

I am going to buy new seal and get this issue resolved. Who has bought a seal recently and has had sucsess with it?

I may just buy the side seals while I am at it..


Partswerks has a good price for one but how is the quality?

PParts still will not sell them (based on the web site info)

Anyone else?

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Old 09-16-2003, 06:45 AM
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Only 2 things you have to know: It's going to cost, and it had better be OEM.

I say OEM Seals are not negotiable.

If you live in an area with more than 2 inches annual rainfall, you MUST use OEM, or waste money, and keep crying.

I feel your pain, I just horked up enough money to put a motor in most cars for a complete seal set, and I bought it 6 places... and I need half of another set.

When I can't find good seals, I go with Otters. <--- that's a joke, you can giggle now.


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Old 09-16-2003, 12:26 PM
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So I guess I get the OEM seal from the dealer hu?

I have not bought anything OEM yet fo rmy car from the dealer.

Thanks for you input.

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Old 09-16-2003, 12:52 PM
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Dealer? Nah.

Out of respect to our hosts, I really wouldn't get into sending you anywhere else but here, also saying that I have never had a bad time buying stuff here, unlike just about every other place that ever was.

I am sure Pelican gets some courtesy discounts from dealers also.

Ok Wayne, I am ready for my close-up....




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Old 09-16-2003, 12:58 PM
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I buy 99% of all my stuff from here. The web site indicates the seal I need is not caried by P Parts anymore?? Something about quality of the seal is/has been bad.

I guess I'll just call or send a e-mail to them.

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I think it was JohnB who used his PCA coupon to order the seal through a dealer. This knocked the price down considerably, but he had to make them keep on ordering new ones until he got a good one. I think it too three tries to get one that was not already broken at the corners.

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Old 09-16-2003, 01:12 PM
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WOW! I lucked out, I guess..


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I thought the OEM ones were bad as well...That was the story I heard from someone working for a not so little bird.

on horking....hendrix horked a Hooo ???
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Horked a hamster.. stinky lil varmints... or are they critters?

Bah! Vittles, none the less.

(spoken from a destroyed 'mobile home' just outside of Taliaferro, Co.)

That's pronounced "Tah-liver"..


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I just bought one from parts works. The thing's great and seals up really tight. I got mine for 129 + shipping.
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We Need to update this text as we have The Good ones in stock.

-S- Windshield Frame Seal

This is the seal that fits around the windshield frame and provides a channel for the roof to mate to. This seal is a one piece seal that fits down the sides of the windshield frame as well. Very often, this seal has broken into three pieces, but in fact it should be one single piece. Our seals have been checked for the recent quality control problem that has been plaguing many of these seals.
These seals are still available, but the current batch circulating has not met with our high quality standards. As a result, Pelican Parts is refusing to carry this seal until the manufacturer improves their process. We are advising people to wait until this problem is corrected. OEM Porsche seals have exhibited this problem as well. We will re-stock these seals after we have determined that this quality problem has been solved. Sorry for the inconvenience.


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so I've seen another seal that's just one straight piece, Where's this one go?
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We got good ones, now, Steve?? SCHWEET!!

Biggy, there are quite a few places that straight seals can go. (Keep them out of the walrus gay-bars, though... )

If it is supposed to go up near the other seal we're talking about, then it is the one that goes just below the other seal.



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Just ordered one...I'll let you guys know the good news when it gets in

I also fell into the old saying..."While I am ordering from P Parts I'll get...."

$250 later I ordered my seal and some other items.



I wonder how much water I will get inside my 914 when Isabel hits us.

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I'll have to look around and see if I can find that other one. It's not on the car now, but I'm sure it's somewhere.... but who knows if it's any good or not.
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I FOUND IT!!! hahaha
well it looks like brand new, except it's in two pieces. I think it'll be fine though, just broke in the middle. It was one of the few pieces left that I kept thinkin "was that off another car " guess not.
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Dammit - NOW ya tell me ya got good seals in. I was just at Pelican yesterday.

BTW - the gots some goodies that _no one_ knows about in the ??? bin.

I wonder what else is floating around the building that no one knows about...

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James - Are they allowing will call pick up yet? I wanted to swing by and p/up a couple things last week and they said No. Ok... Maybe you have to have over 1500 posts or something
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Kerry,
I'll let you know how much to expect...Isabel is suppose to come ashore about noon tommorrow and forcast for Wilson 100 miles away is 60-70mph winds and up to 12" rain. Better have that 914 covered real well. Mine is hunkered down in the garage right now.
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Garage....what's that???

It looks like will be coming right over us. I hope North Caroilina can slow this bad girl down.....I have the half cover on and the all water full car cover on (with buggee cords on the hold-downs)

I hope that will get me though the next two days



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