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Sorry, but like I said, glueing in replacement weatherstripping, either the generic kind or what you get from a different junkyard car is not going to look pretty when you open the doors or trunk. It is just meant as a jury-rig fix when you can no longer get the factory weatherstripping or a junkyard match. Like I wrote in the post on the other thread, you've also got to use the black 3M or Permatex regular or "super" (stronger) weatherstripp adhesive. They also have yellow for some reason which looks bad.

I don't know about the other issue since I've got a 1st Gen, but they also had a weird problem with the door weatherstripping being too short, and there was a TSB about putting in some sort of a clip to stretch it. I just wound up cutting it and putting in a splice piece of the generic weatherstripping. Again, it aint gonna look pretty, and I'm obsessive about stuff too. But no one's gonna see it with the door and trunk closed, and you've got to keep out the rain.

I feel for you though outside the US, because the only place I've been able to get NOS Mopar parts at a reasonable price is off US ebay, and some of them don't ship international. The remaining online Mopar parts stores here are usually very expensive for the stuff they still have in stock for LH cars except for small hardware parts. You can still get aftermarket mechanical/electrical parts from the auto parts stores, but for body parts the few remaining cars in junkyards here are the best source. The older a car gets, the more jury-rigged stuff you have to do, unless it is a classic car where most body parts are still made by the aftermarket.

Makes me wonder if there's other car out there that has weatherstripping that would fit ours. I hope one day there will be an aftermarket brand that will make weatherstripping for our cars ...or at least someone will figure out which car has the exact match weatherstripping to fit our cars. I keep looking at 2010+ BMW 5 series....for some reason the seals on them look like they would fit ...I'm really close to vandalize one lol

As for Mopar OEM parts ...man I found an old dude who had a Chrysler dealership here back in early 2000 and he still had original OEM parts....I bought them all. I have a stack of original Mopar oil filters (impossible to find here and they look different from the ones on Rockauto) ,heck even original windshield wipers .I got so much crap from him I have like a box full with Voyager parts and I don't have a Voyager lol. I like to hoard american stuff I guess.
 

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Makes me wonder if there's other car out there that has weatherstripping that would fit ours. I hope one day there will be an aftermarket brand that will make weatherstripping for our cars ...or at least someone will figure out which car has the exact match weatherstripping to fit our cars. I keep looking at 2010+ BMW 5 series....for some reason the seals on them look like they would fit ...I'm really close to vandalize one lol
Like I wrote in the other thread, years ago NAPA and Carquest here had a big paper catalog with lots of different cross-section shapes and sizes for car weatherstripping. I think the auto-body repair suppliers that sell to the body shops still can get sevreal types, but you may have to buy more than you need. See below for one company that makes decent quality door/trunk weatherstrip & seal.

To glue in a patch length on my 1st Gen, I wound up just getting a rectangular shape at a parts store (O'Reily Auto here, I think) that was close in size to the OEM tubular weatherstripping, and just thick enough to seal when compressed a bit by the door. Don't get it too thick though, or the door/trunk won't close. Some brands come with an adhesive backing with a pull-off paper strip, but you still need the adhesive to glue it to the undamaged weatherstripping on either side (see photo below). If the self-stick adhesive comes off after a while you can obviously use some small dots of the weatherstrip adhesive to glue it back in.

In any case, you've got to clean and dry the surfaces well for the adhesive strip or glue to stick.

The plain rectangular weatherstripping I got is the "Universal Seal Weatherstrip" - manfufacturer is Metro Moulded Parts. They make several sizes, and also have different cross sections and many types of door and trunk seals - a lot of the stuff is for different classic cars, but some stuff may approximate the OEM shape (don't know). They also make all sorts of other rubber car parts. Amazon in the US has a lot of their stuff if you search on Metro Moulded Parts and "seal" or "weatherstrip," or by the MMP part number. Local parts stores may also be able to order it. As I wrote before, Amazon also has a lot of cheapo Chinese weatherstrip/seal (with weird brand names) that is poor quality.
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I didn't read the whole thing just the first few posts. I didn't think these weatherstripping seals were hard to find. About 3+ months ago I went to a you pull a part junk yard and I swear there were 2 300Ms with decent seals and another 2 intrepids in same conditions. In fact the 300Ms had better seals than the intrepids cause I wanted to get those instead of the ones for the intrepid. I found out that they are not exactly the same, so I went for the intrepids. Each seal was 5.99 plus tax and some cents for disposal fee. The ones for the trunks (all of them were not that nice though). FYI, this is in Tucson, AZ, US. So, the cars are there maybe not by the numbers but definitely there.
 
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