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geshaghi
In restoring my 914-6, we used all new rubber. OEM where available, but otherwise from Mark at 914rubber.com, who was extremely helpful in getting everything that we needed. One thing I discovered is that the hood seal that fits inside the front trunk and runs from one side of the car to the other (part 914 512 315 11) forward of the fuel tank, seems to be very tall and as a result has caused the front trunk lid to bow a bit across this area. I have a parts car that I've used, and I looked at the original seal (now quite weathered and brittle of course), and it seems to have a different and lower profile. I'd like to replace the seal with something that fits better, but all of the online sources seem to show the same seal that I have. I don't remember exactly where this one came from either. Has anyone experienced this issue and found a seal with a lower profile or some other workaround besides leaving the seal off? Thanks
sixaddict
I have seen the same on every aftermarket seal I have replaced and would be surprised if you could fix other than OEM rubber .
My 2 cents



QUOTE(geshaghi @ Oct 11 2016, 03:45 PM) *

In restoring my 914-6, we used all new rubber. OEM where available, but otherwise from Mark at 914rubber.com, who was extremely helpful in getting everything that we needed. One thing I discovered is that the hood seal that fits inside the front trunk and runs from one side of the car to the other (part 914 512 315 11) forward of the fuel tank, seems to be very tall and as a result has caused the front trunk lid to bow a bit across this area. I have a parts car that I've used, and I looked at the original seal (now quite weathered and brittle of course), and it seems to have a different and lower profile. I'd like to replace the seal with something that fits better, but all of the online sources seem to show the same seal that I have. I don't remember exactly where this one came from either. Has anyone experienced this issue and found a seal with a lower profile or some other workaround besides leaving the seal off? Thanks

geshaghi
I'm going to buy the OEM seal this week and will report back, but it looks to me to be exactly like the one I have. I'm contemplating trying to find something else to simply cover the metal lip but with a much smaller profile (i.e., no raised portion to contact the hood), which I know will not function to seal water out of the trunk compartment, as this car will never get driven in any kind of inclement weather. Curious if anyone has come across this problem, or if anyone is aware that there might be a difference between what 914rubber sells and what is offered as OEM by the other typical vendors. Thanks

QUOTE(sixaddict @ Oct 11 2016, 05:42 PM) *

I have seen the same on every aftermarket seal I have replaced and would be surprised if you could fix other than OEM rubber .
My 2 cents



QUOTE(geshaghi @ Oct 11 2016, 03:45 PM) *

In restoring my 914-6, we used all new rubber. OEM where available, but otherwise from Mark at 914rubber.com, who was extremely helpful in getting everything that we needed. One thing I discovered is that the hood seal that fits inside the front trunk and runs from one side of the car to the other (part 914 512 315 11) forward of the fuel tank, seems to be very tall and as a result has caused the front trunk lid to bow a bit across this area. I have a parts car that I've used, and I looked at the original seal (now quite weathered and brittle of course), and it seems to have a different and lower profile. I'd like to replace the seal with something that fits better, but all of the online sources seem to show the same seal that I have. I don't remember exactly where this one came from either. Has anyone experienced this issue and found a seal with a lower profile or some other workaround besides leaving the seal off? Thanks


toolguy
I had the same issue with Marks bulkhead rubber. . I used a piece of the one he has that is suppose to be for the rear trunk. . fits perfectly
geshaghi
I purchased an OEM seal, and it has a significantly smaller profile and seems to have solved the problem
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