Home Depot Solution for the Engine Compartment Seal..

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Home Depot Solution for the Engine Compartment Seal..

Post by luftvagon » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:02 pm

My rubber is still good.. :bounce: .. with a 3" gap at dead center by the firewall.. Alternatives are $60+ from various vendors. I wonder if there is a home depot solution for $5.. :argue:
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Post by airkooledchris » Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:41 pm

I have a bunch of extra left over from my 81 iffin you want it, just pay postage, otherwise free.

There's probably 2 or more feet of it left, brand new. PM me an address.
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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Feb 04, 2012 9:43 am

airkooledchris wrote:I have a bunch of extra left over from my 81 iffin you want it, just pay postage, otherwise free.

There's probably 2 or more feet of it left, brand new. PM me an address.
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Post by vistacruzer » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:10 pm

be sure that the home depo foam is closed cell, open cell will hold oil/gas and could be a danger.
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Post by luftvagon » Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:28 pm

I have not found anything yet that would work.. Anyone have a solution for the license plate?
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Post by airkooledchris » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:17 pm

luftvagon wrote:I have not found anything yet that would work.. Anyone have a solution for the license plate?
really?

I offered to send you enough to fix the gaps in your engine compartment for free, just pay the postage.


If that doesn't work for you, I don't think there are any better suggestions other than going and buying a whole new one yourself and cutting what you need out of it, or just slapping whatever crap you can find at Home Depot in there instead.
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Post by lakes73 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 4:20 am

Hi,I have the same problem..What type of seal are you using from Home Depot? Thanks,Chris.

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Post by grandfatherjim » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:59 pm

This has generally been a strange conversation.

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Post by Hippie » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:10 pm

grandfatherjim wrote:This has generally been a strange conversation.
That's what I was thinking.

When I need some random bulk material, I usually order from McMaster-Carr. Made rear wheel well liners for my truck out of 3/16" thick EDPM rubber...Where? McMaster-Carr. Cheaper when you cut stuff yourself.
(But in your case, I'd take aircooledchris up on his kindness.)
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Post by luftvagon » Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:58 pm

I already have! Thanks air cooled Chris ! :)
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Post by grandfatherjim » Wed Sep 12, 2012 6:29 pm

Hippie wrote:
grandfatherjim wrote:This has generally been a strange conversation.
That's what I was thinking.

When I need some random bulk material, I usually order from McMaster-Carr. Made rear wheel well liners for my truck out of 3/16" thick EDPM rubber...Where? McMaster-Carr. Cheaper when you cut stuff yourself.
(But in your case, I'd take aircooledchris up on his kindness.)
I saw a great way of making rear fenders on a logsplitter, which could also be used for wheel well liners - using about a third of a used rear tractor tire. No dents, no rust, no cost, recycled - many benefits

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