63 Wildcat weather stripping kit

Discussion in 'Classic Buicks' started by WildcatMark, May 3, 2017.

  1. Where can I find a complete weather stripping kit for my 63 Wildcat? Is a 63 Impala kit the same? I want a kit with all of pieces around all the windows, windshield and rear window.
    Thanks!
     
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  3. roadrunnernz

    roadrunnernz Gold Level Contributor

    Steelerubber is good BUT you may be able to get the SAME kit from a reseller cheaper.
    That's what happened to me, got a full list from Steele direct and buying via CARS was cheaper. Same kit.
     
  4. Aussie V8

    Aussie V8 Well-Known Member

    Mark , we're hoping for the same answer. Although my son's car is a 1962 Wildcat and from some research so far indicates "some" Impala rubbers fit but would like to know for sure which ones do and don't.
     

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  5. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Rock Auto sells Metro brand seals. Send RA an email and ask them for their price. RA is a reseller with cheap prices.
     
  6. Aussie V8

    Aussie V8 Well-Known Member

    Jim I had a look at the Rock Auto website but could not find any weather stripping for 1962 or 63 Wildcat ?
    I have in the past bought rubber products from Rubber The Right Way. They were good to deal with as I recall. They have product numbers attached to parts so if you've got time you can cross reference between Buick and Impala.
     
  7. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    This is why I suggest you send RA an email.
     
  8. Aussie V8

    Aussie V8 Well-Known Member

    Sent an email Jim. Will report back.
     
  9. Thanks for the replies guys! Looked on RA's website quickly this morning. They list a few weather stripping pieces but I didn't see everything there. Flynbuick, Steelerubber seems to have them all. Not in a kit but individual. Aussie, let's here what your email finds out?
     
  10. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Rock Auto can get stuff they may not list at wholesale prices and resell it to you cheaper than you can buy it. Relying on an Impala to be the same is risky. Steele Rubber is the leader in manufacturing seals for old cars. SR is located in Denver, N.C. ---my home state.
     
  11. I was just on Steele Rubber. An easier site to use for sure and you can easily check what parts are interchangeable. The only draw back is that I'm in Canada. Adds more expense. I'll keep checking and update as I can.
     
  12. Aussie V8

    Aussie V8 Well-Known Member

    OK, I got an email reply from RA and he said No they don't have any weather stripping for 1962 ( or 63 ) Buick Wildcat. My son has done some research and he reckons Cars Inc is the cheapest so far. But for us and you Mark most likely, shipping is always a killer. I found Classic Buick Parts website. They have a 7 piece kit -----
    2 x doors, 2 x roof rail, 2 x 1/4 windows, 1 trunk seal for US$169 + shipping. Part number for your car is BRKH1B6364. Have a look Mark.
    Still it would be good if we could find out for sure if Impala seals are the same. They come up from time to time on our Aussie Ebay site.
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2017
  13. A good enough price Aussie, but by the time I get it here about double of that. Here's a Canadian Impala site http://impala.musclecarsandclassics.ca/index.php?route=product/search&filter[category_id]=774 If you go on Steel Rubber's site they will tell you which parts fit 63 Wildcat and Impalas. So I can probably check there then go onto the Canadian Impala site and order from there. A bit of going back and forth but it may work out better. Shipping, brokerage fees, customs it all adds up pretty fast. I had a small business and had to order parts from the US.
     
  14. Aussie V8

    Aussie V8 Well-Known Member

    US$81 shipping for me for the kit. Ouch. And they don't weight that much. o_O
    I'll get on to the Impala site. Thanks.
     
    Last edited: May 9, 2017
  15. TheRev

    TheRev Silver Level contributor

    I have sourced trunk seal and passenger compartment weather stripping from Steele, I have also bought a few pieces from Rubber the Right Way, found Steele to be a better product. Keep in mind, our sweeps have the stainless bead on them, this may not be the case for Impala, not to mention the mounting clip points may be different (but maybe not).
     
  16. TheRev

    TheRev Silver Level contributor

  17. Aussie V8

    Aussie V8 Well-Known Member

    Mark , we had a look at that Impala website. They say the prices are in CND$ , that makes the cost much more attractive for us. The $ exchange is close for our two currencies. It has the best prices so far compared to all others. :)
     
  18. You're right about the sweeps. You have to check to make sure they will interchange. Seems to me they don't. Can't find my notes right now on that.
    Be sure to verify that the parts will interchange before you order them. I've crossed referenced a few. Almost all are the same. But check the window sweeps before ordering, seems to me they don't.
    The Impala sight saves me a lot of trouble and expense. Prices are a lot better and shipping is within Canada. I still may have to order a few pieces from the US but the cost will be less. Let us know if you order from them and how it works for you.
     
  19. Aussie V8

    Aussie V8 Well-Known Member

    My son bought today a minor rubber kit ( door, roof rail, trunk ) and a window sweeper kit. He did some research and asked the Canadian Impala site some questions as well as a local 1962 Buick owner here regarding the sweepers. It "seems" they are the same with chrome edging also on the outer strip. All up with shipping A$426.
    The cheapest place yet. Will report back when they arrive ( Canada Post ?? )
     

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