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posted on July 31st, 2021 at 02:33 PM
Body seals, to replace or not to replace


Spending a bit more time with my '59 bug during lock down and started taking out the front bonnet seal as it was super hard and snapped in a fair few places. We used to leave them out in the UK as they are such water traps and end up rusting out the lip of the front bonnet, front bonnet scuttle in front of the wind screen and the rear engine cover closing panels (rear valance).
Do most replace these seals or just leave them out and paint up?



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posted on August 1st, 2021 at 07:52 AM



Have a look at what I did here

https://forums.aussieveedubbers.com/viewtopic.php?tid=36756&page=3 




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posted on August 1st, 2021 at 07:56 AM



I ripped that stupid seal off and replaced with a Mexican seal



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posted on August 2nd, 2021 at 07:47 AM



Depends on what your doing with the car I have done both on bonnet and engine bay

Restoring it leave in or replace with new ones

Modifying remove and fit Mexican Beetle Seal that has pinch weld onto the lip of the bonnet and boot lids they work well




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posted on August 2nd, 2021 at 10:34 AM



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