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Old 11-27-2009, 11:09 AM   #1
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The window seals are leaking like a crazy on my 01 Z06. I was wondering what are some good companies that make replacement seals. Nothing like finding standing water in your car the day after Thanksgiving. So I guess I'll be pulling the interior out to dry it out. Thanks for the help guys.
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:00 PM   #2
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My Vert leaks on both sides. Don't know what new weatherstripping runs for a Z06, but its $100 a foot for a Vert. These are custom molded and have not found any aftermarket or viable substitutes. I will probably just bite the bullet. $800 for a full set..
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Old 11-27-2009, 12:42 PM   #3
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My coupe leaks on the drivers side window and at the corner of the targa top (rear side drivers side). I too have not found an aftermarket alternative so will have to just go with the overpriced GM OEM pieces. They are not cheap but there seems to be no option. Corvette America site has a nice description and schematic in their catalog listing by type of body and year.

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Old 11-27-2009, 12:45 PM   #4
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Yeah I'm getting water in the upper back corners of the door windows. You would think if my POS 94 camaro seals don't leak why would a corvettes? Thanks guys
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Old 11-27-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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You might check with Gene at gmpartshouse.com and see what kind of price he has on them.

I saw some for sale on the forum a while back, but not sure if they have been sold or not.
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Old 11-27-2009, 09:43 PM   #6
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Where could i find that part number for them? It's the soft seal the window hits when you roll it up.
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:22 AM   #7
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I seem to have a leak at the top of my A piller on my FRC, would this typically be a door seal leak? the seal looks to be in good shape.

A common mod for the F-series trucks is to remove the weather stripping and run some 1/4" laytex (surgical) hose through the channel and reinstall for a stiffer seal...
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I'd say it would be safer just biting the bullet and getting OEM. Bob at Fichtner Chevrolet will give you a good deal. He has employee pricing during December.

http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-g...ar-demand.html

Just a thought but where is the standing water? If its the passenger footwell are you sure its not the AC udders that are blocked. They can put out a surprising amount of water according to those who have had the problem. It collects in the footwell
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You could see where the water was coming in so at least I know where its coming in at.
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Old 11-28-2009, 03:59 PM   #10
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Do the weather strips look bad? I ask because I remember seeing a thread around here about needing to adjust the window from the bottom of the door to help it seat better. Might save you some money to try that first.
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It looks like its making good contact all the way across.
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Old 12-08-2009, 01:08 AM   #12
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Where could i find that part number for them? It's the soft seal the window hits when you roll it up.
You can probably email or call one of the online deealers to find out the part #. I usually use chevy parts, I like them because i can call and talk to them to get the part #.
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