Volvo door seals (510)

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Volvo door seals (510)

Postby Draynor » Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:56 pm

Not sure if this should be in the "How to" or "Interior/Exterior". Please Move if need be.

So my stock door seals were pretty shot like most are. I could hear significant wind noise while driving and could see light coming through the cracks.

My cheap solution to the reproduction door seals that don't do a very good job at what they're intended to do. Volvo seals!

Went to the local yard and grabbed 2 front door seals off a Volvo 850 wagon I believe 91-97 is the year range. The V70's are also the same. I got both seals for less than $9 :). It is pretty straight forward to remove them, So I won't go into that.

Once I got home, I then started to remove the door sills and pinch welt on my wagon. I then took one of the seals and placed it where the old pinch welt used to be.

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I then placed the door sill on top of the seal to see how much to cut.

Cut section

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After that I placed the seal back on and installed the door sill. Great fit!

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Total time to install, about 10 miuntes a side.

The sound proofing these provide is outstanding, It literally feels like a new car! Air tight, No wind noise besides what comes from my windows. It is a little tougher to close the door now, but I can live with that. This is a daily driver and these seals helped make it that much more enjoyable to drive :)

I plan to do the rears with the same seals. Will post up when i get to that...
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby RedBanner » Fri Jun 28, 2013 12:47 pm

Great idea man, I need to do this pretty bad lol
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby DRIVEN » Fri Jun 28, 2013 8:48 pm

Nice!
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby 510freak » Fri Jun 28, 2013 9:59 pm

sweet stuff,total nwdatsuns
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby levigideon » Sat Jun 29, 2013 2:58 pm

Thanks! I'll put this on my list of things I can do while I'm broke. :thumbs:
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby flatcat19 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 4:54 pm

Good write!
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby Draynor » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:32 pm

Thanks! Trying to come up with a rear hatch solution and some outer squeegees.
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby izzo » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:55 pm

is it close to a z hatch rubber?
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby Draynor » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:30 pm

Not sure, Never seen Z car rubber...
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby devilsbullet » Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:41 pm

I've got some sittin on my parts z in my garage you could have to experiment with. I dunno how good/bad of shape its in, but it could be used for measurement/fitment to see if it'd work at all before spending money on any.
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby PDX Matt » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:31 am

That's awesome. Now there needs to be a cheap alternative found for the 620's!
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby Laecaon » Mon Sep 02, 2013 1:57 am

PDX Matt wrote:That's awesome. Now there needs to be a cheap alternative found for the 620's!


Just use the same?...
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby PDX Matt » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:48 pm

I suppose they would be the same wouldn't they. ;)
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby KlassicMotion » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:38 pm

In your picture it looks like you left the old seal on. Would the door shut better if you took the old one off?
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby Draynor » Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:49 pm

I took it off before to try it out. It does shut easier. I left it on mainly for the bottom since the Volvo seal does not cover there since the door sills are there. I am going to eventually just take the old seal offf and cut it and leave the bottom section on.
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby KlassicMotion » Sat Sep 07, 2013 10:08 pm

Cool. Thanks for the write up.
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby Jester » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:20 pm

Thanks for the write up. There was an article on the other datsun page about using some Chrysler car seals. Good to know the Volvo seals work too. I will be trying these on my 620 soon.

BTW: I accidently gave you a thumbs down on this. Sorry. I can't figure out how to change it.
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby 510freak » Sun Dec 06, 2015 3:51 pm

Jacob fixed it Jes
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby Jester » Mon Dec 07, 2015 9:33 pm

Right on. Thanks Jacob.
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Re: Volvo door seals (510)

Postby Draynor » Thu Jan 14, 2016 11:40 am

Jester » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:20 pm wrote:Thanks for the write up. There was an article on the other datsun page about using some Chrysler car seals. Good to know the Volvo seals work too. I will be trying these on my 620 soon.

BTW: I accidently gave you a thumbs down on this. Sorry. I can't figure out how to change it.


No proboem! Hope they work out for you!

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