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post #21 of (permalink) Old 01-07-2018, 02:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr.Grillz View Post
Yes, I had to drop the headliner in order to reach the bolts that keep the rails secured to the roof. I stripped out the interior to do a proper paint (not to see new and old paint lines) and to be able to clean out the interior properly. Also had to purchase new seals for the rails where it meets the roof. I learned the rear most seal was NLA, so I reused mine as it was still good.

Wagon-specific rubber are also expensive. Rear door seals and hatch seals were a couple hundred per seal. Don't remember the exact cost, and don't want to remember... but they're written down somewhere.

You'll find that coupe seals are no bargain compared to sedans. I would recommend not messing with complete removal of all parts like I did.... you'll find parts that can break on re-install. Coupe parts being difficult to find and expensive, you may regret it if not careful.
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