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> Main Targa seal, Not having any success
Mikey914
post Apr 6 2021, 10:38 AM
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That is rubber and part of the corner block. It's there to allow a good bond between the sections. Its not on the corner..

It does appear that a longer piece than required was used here.
I'll have to check my stock.
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post Apr 6 2021, 12:09 PM
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Apr 6 2021, 10:38 AM) *

That is rubber and part of the corner block. It's there to allow a good bond between the sections. Its not on the corner..

It does appear that a longer piece than required was used here.
I'll have to check my stock.
Mark



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post Apr 6 2021, 12:52 PM
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After spending the whole weekend unsuccessfully trying to install an aftermarket seal, I broke down and bought the very pricy Porsche seal.

In the end it was worth it-it only took me 15 minutes to install!
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post Apr 7 2021, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE(PCH @ Apr 6 2021, 11:52 AM) *

After spending the whole weekend unsuccessfully trying to install an aftermarket seal, I broke down and bought the very pricy Porsche seal.

In the end it was worth it-it only took me 15 minutes to install!


^ Hopefully, it will last longer than mine has, and allow your doors to close correctly?

Maybe mine was from a bad batch, but 15 minutes sounds about right.
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post Apr 7 2021, 10:19 AM
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The internal joining block should be about 2-1/2" in I just checked my stock and it conforms.

We had to have some mass in this area to allow for a better seal when the window is closed. Making this seal we had to make many design choices and as the seal evolved over the last 12 years we have continued to improve them. We can angle the internal block some on the next run this may help.

There was a time that these were going for about $900 each. This is the main reason we made them. as we didn't charge $900 we are about $230, we have continued to make investment in this and many other seals to help keep the cost of restoring these seals down. Are they 100% identical to the NOS OEM, NO.

We have made many improvements that others have copied. A prime example is the internal clips. We use stainless or aluminum where the factory originally used plain carbon steel. Anyone remember taking off an old seal and seeing that the seal rusted from the inside out (the clip)? This is now a standard for most manufacturers.

We always stand behind our products. If you are not happy send it back. Purchase price will be refunded.


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post Apr 7 2021, 10:34 AM
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More detail on closure
This is a new seal out of the bag I fit in about 90 min


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QUOTE(horizontally-opposed @ Apr 7 2021, 09:12 AM) *

QUOTE(PCH @ Apr 6 2021, 11:52 AM) *

After spending the whole weekend unsuccessfully trying to install an aftermarket seal, I broke down and bought the very pricy Porsche seal.

In the end it was worth it-it only took me 15 minutes to install!


^ Hopefully, it will last longer than mine has, and allow your doors to close correctly?

Maybe mine was from a bad batch, but 15 minutes sounds about right.


As far as lasting, I'm now going two years on a daily driver and it still looks great. I had no trouble with the doors closing correctly.
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Apr 7 2021, 10:19 AM) *

The internal joining block should be about 2-1/2" in I just checked my stock and it conforms.

We had to have some mass in this area to allow for a better seal when the window is closed. Making this seal we had to make many design choices and as the seal evolved over the last 12 years we have continued to improve them. We can angle the internal block some on the next run this may help.

There was a time that these were going for about $900 each. This is the main reason we made them. as we didn't charge $900 we are about $230, we have continued to make investment in this and many other seals to help keep the cost of restoring these seals down. Are they 100% identical to the NOS OEM, NO.

We have made many improvements that others have copied. A prime example is the internal clips. We use stainless or aluminum where the factory originally used plain carbon steel. Anyone remember taking off an old seal and seeing that the seal rusted from the inside out (the clip)? This is now a standard for most manufacturers.

We always stand behind our products. If you are not happy send it back. Purchase price will be refunded.


As you can see in my picture, it extends well past the 2 1/2” mark, but I will measure tomorrow to make sure. I did notice that the passenger side is more in line with your 2 1/2” mark.
I appreciate you guys and am not looking for a refund, I may have to exchange this one for another.

Thanks for all you do for our 914 ‘s,
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Apr 7 2021, 09:19 AM) *

The internal joining block should be about 2-1/2" in I just checked my stock and it conforms.

We had to have some mass in this area to allow for a better seal when the window is closed. Making this seal we had to make many design choices and as the seal evolved over the last 12 years we have continued to improve them. We can angle the internal block some on the next run this may help.

There was a time that these were going for about $900 each. This is the main reason we made them. as we didn't charge $900 we are about $230, we have continued to make investment in this and many other seals to help keep the cost of restoring these seals down. Are they 100% identical to the NOS OEM, NO.

We have made many improvements that others have copied. A prime example is the internal clips. We use stainless or aluminum where the factory originally used plain carbon steel. Anyone remember taking off an old seal and seeing that the seal rusted from the inside out (the clip)? This is now a standard for most manufacturers.

We always stand behind our products. If you are not happy send it back. Purchase price will be refunded.

Hey Mark, thanks for all you do for our small community. I know you're not a Fortune 500 Company and haven't the means to "Hit it out of the Park" with every swing of the bat. Some say your dash has a dimple but I haven't seen it yet. I'm too damned happy with how much better it looks that the 50 yo OEM one it replaced. Same goes for your bumper tops. The little stick out at the corners was easily rectified with a small screw from inside the bumper. Even if I hadn't cleaned up the corners the new bumper top was a HUGE improvement over what I had before. Or how about the new roll bar pad that was non-existent before. I have no problem waiting until the modified latch covers are available. I'm just tickled pink that I'll have 2 new roll bar's to install in the near future. Hang tuff buddy. I think I speak for the majority and John when I say thanks. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/grouphug.gif)
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We do appreciate your support and are striving to provide you with the best value for your dollar and keep the cost of restoring these reasonable.




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