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I am replacing my soft top and weather seals. I noticed the 17 piece kit did not come with the seal that is under the hinge cover and extends about an inch down the door jamb. Does anyone know what it is called and where I can get one for each side? They go under the pieces shown in the picture.

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Don
 

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Would you have a pic? The reason I ask is because I don't recall any other seals, other than what rowdie suggested.
 

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I am replacing my soft top and weather seals. I noticed the 17 piece kit did not come with the seal that is under the hinge cover and extends about an inch down the door jamb. Does anyone know what it is called and where I can get one for each side? They go under the pieces shown in the picture.

Thanks,
Don
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This is a picture I found online and marked up. The yellow circle is the overall location, the blue circle is where the seal comes out from under the hinge cover and extends down the door jamb. The green shape is where the seal is under the hinge. It follows that shape of the edge of hinge along the front edge.
 

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This is a picture I found online and marked up. The yellow circle is the overall location, the blue circle is where the seal comes out from under the hinge cover and extends down the door jamb. The green shape is where the seal is under the hinge. It follows that shape of the edge of hinge along the front edge.
Those are the ones I linked. They are the only seal in that area. There has been a lot of confusion because the EPC shows and describes them in the wrong location.
 

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The ones linked (and in my set) don't look anything like what is there or in the picture though.
 

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I'll have to take off the cover on the passenger side tonight and see if I can make heads or tails of it. The pictures shown just don't seem right, unless there was some other seal or gasket under the edge of the cover as outlined in green on the picture I marked up. Once I take a picture, I will add it to the thread tonight. Thanks for all the input though, it has me puzzled.
 

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On mine it appeared something was under the cover that followed the shape of the green line and then back to the piece shown. Unless someone put some type of black weather strip sealant or something along the green line. Most of the seals were completely dry or melted from the Florida heat, making hard to identify. Like I said, I will take a pic tonight and post.
 

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On mine it appeared something was under the cover that followed the shape of the green line and then back to the piece shown. Unless someone put some type of black weather strip sealant or something along the green line. Most of the seals were completely dry or melted from the Florida heat, making hard to identify. Like I said, I will take a pic tonight and post.
I think you're spot on, there must have been sealant added by a PO as there's no seal between chrome and body, other than what's already in the picture.
 

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Good - one headache less! :D The R107's are not waterproof even straight from factory, even more so with the hardtop rather than softtop me thinks, so it's not unusual to see some tricks like that :)
 
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