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I have a hard top from rally tops and they charge about $90 for the the kit to reseal it to the frame. What I am trying to figure out is an alternative source for the materials. Has anyone reinstalled new seals that know a materials list?

This is the package they sell Tune-Up Kit for Suzuki Samurai 1-Piece Hardtop

Just trying to find something cheaper. :eek:
 

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Is that material similar to what is used for camper shells?


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mine is old and fading.. and there's no stores here for samurai parts.. i will just restore it myself. sand and paint it myself
 

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And what material would you use for the new seals on a hard top?
yeah i will buy a stripe and cut my need. any seal stripe with different sizes would do the job.. and for the winter (wich is very near now) .. i'm gonna use "black wax" for holes. and that's it. hope this helps
 

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Just bought this

I picked this up from Amazon.



It's EPDM foam seal with BT (3M) high strength tape.
So it should hold up well.




Ouch, price went up $10 bucks
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Proly still worth the admission price.


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I picked this up from Amazon.



It's EPDM foam seal with BT (3M) high strength tape.
So it should hold up well.

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This looks like a great option, the kit that rally top sells goes for about $90 so this is great. Have you installed it yet? I'd like to see how it came out.
 

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I haven't installed it yet but when I do I will be sure to snap a few.
I think it is pretty close to what is on there now, I'll get a before picture also.

Definitely a better price!


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Alrighty, I bought the seal today! It's getting cold here in WA. Does anyone have winter maintenance tips?
 

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Watch your top knot






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Alrighty! Got the seal on there. I put it on the frame due to the carpet of the hard top. Got to plug a hole, I guess the person before me drilled into the top...doh. I'll be using black silicone to fix it.

I left it in the rain to see how it would do, the seal I put it did great. I need to reinforce a couple of places. Anyone have any suggestions for the front corners and tailgate?
 

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A heat gun might help.
At least it would be more pliable.

Glad to hear it's working out! :thumbsup:


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