Roof rail gasket help

Jerryjaw570

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Apr 24, 2014
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I just bought a 2 door malibu 1980. The car has no gaskets. Are these gaskets glued in or held in by something ? I don't see any signs of old glue
 

Ribbedroof

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Originals are glued into the channels that are screwed to the roofrails. Repros don't really need glue, but some people use it. Soffseal brand worked for me. You WILL need to adjust the windows after installation for a snug weathertight seal, just as one did with the GM weatherstrips when they were still available.
 

Jerryjaw570

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Apr 24, 2014
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Yeah I have the soff seal brand. But trying to glue them is a pain. The 3m adheasive doesn't wanna get tacky I even scuffed the seal a lil to make glue stick to it. But no luck.
 

Jerryjaw570

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I guess I'm missing that piece. Only piece I see it the chrome one on edge of outer roof rail. Any idea where I can buy that piece. ?