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For every collector car owner who never drives his vehicle at the hint of rain, there’s another who’ll motor along fearlessly regardless of the summer climate conditions. One of the many common bonds between these two types of owners is the rubber weather seals that prevent everything from moisture to noise from entering the passenger compartment (and other moisture sensitive areas of their vehicles). Demand to retain a functioning barrier grows as more vehicles become collectible, and companies – such as Denver, North Carolina based Steele Rubber Products – have responded accordingly.
Over the last several weeks, Steele has released a series of new seals for a variety of automobiles from General Motors, beginning with new door seals for 1967-’70 Cadillac (Series 75) Fleetwoods. Sold in pairs, there are two sets available: front door seals for 1967-’68 models (part # 70-3319-72) cost $118.10, while rear door seals for 1967-’70 models (part # 70-3320-72) cost $116.10.
Quarter window seals are just as important, and in many cases overlooked as the car ages; even more so when said windows are stationary. For 1966-’67 Chevy four-door Nova owners, this problem can be rectified by ordering part # 70-3177-77: a pair of weatherstrips that seal the entire perimeter of the quarter windows that costs $127.20.
Finally, Steele has released new roof rail seals for 1973-’77 GM A-body four-door “pillared hardtops.” Installed in the chrome channel on the upper half of the door openings, these seals are also sold in pairs for the front or rear doors. Front door seals (part # 70-3153-68, costing $98.60) and rear door seals (part # 70-3152-68, costing $119.60) apply to owners of the following makes/models: 1973 Chevy Laguna; 1973-‘75 Pontiac Grand Am; 1973-‘77 Buick Century, Chevy Chevelle Malibu, Oldsmobile Cutlass and Cutlass Supreme, and Pontiac Le Mans; 1974-‘77 Buick Regal; 1975-‘77 Pontiac Grand Le Mans. Additionally, the pair of front door seals will also fit 1973-‘77 Buick Century, Chevy Chevelle Malibu, Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, Oldsmobile Vista Cruiser, and Pontiac Le Mans wagons.