The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1947 - 1959 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-12-2018, 02:33 PM   #1
tdishon
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: PEORIA
Posts: 72
Which door weatherstripping?

I see Steele Rubber part# 60-0416-72
and Soft Seal part # SS-9005.
Any experience with one over the other?
__________________
Current project: 59 Apache with 2012 ZR1 drivetrain
Jeep Trackhawk(beast)
tdishon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 04:11 PM   #2
b-mac
Senior Member
 
b-mac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Wichita
Posts: 374
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

I haven't, but I've heard good things about Softseal.

Try "Softseal" in the search bar and you'll find lots of posts about it.
b-mac is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 04:41 PM   #3
crossfire84
Registered User
 
crossfire84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: wind lake WI
Posts: 1,527
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

I have learned you get what you pay for, I bought cheap Stuff for my 50, now I've been replacing it with Steele rubber what a difference. Spend the money and do it ounce.
__________________
LIL ERV the 50-3600
396 BBC (soon to have 67 vette tri-power)
Richmond 6spd over drive
C4 rear
Never give the Devil a ride,because he'll want to Drive!
crossfire84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 04:47 PM   #4
tdishon
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: PEORIA
Posts: 72
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

Steele Rubber is twice the price as SoftSeal. I wasn't sure if it was a case of "you get what you pay for" or not.
I don't know about the cheap overseas stuff. I believe both of these brands are manufactured in the USA.
__________________
Current project: 59 Apache with 2012 ZR1 drivetrain
Jeep Trackhawk(beast)
tdishon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2018, 05:06 PM   #5
mikebte
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 481
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

Soffseal is the bomb from what I hear.

Information

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=769136
__________________
1959 Chevy Apache 3100/ 283 TBI / 4L60E
My YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/mikebtte
mikebte is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2018, 12:24 AM   #6
DransportGarage
Senior Member
 
DransportGarage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lebanon, Ohio
Posts: 967
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

Quote:
Originally Posted by mikebte View Post
soffseal is the bomb from what i hear.

Information

http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=769136
x2.
__________________
Bob
"It won't take long and it won't cost much."
'55 3100 (383/700R4)--'55 Belair Sedan (350/4-speed)--'64 'Vette Conv. (327/4-speed)--'68 GTO Conv. (462/4-speed)--'69 Cutlass Conv. (350/TH350)--'06 'Vette Conv. (LS2/6-speed)
Bob's Retirement Build - My 55 TF
Bob's 700R4 Build (how-to)
DransportGarage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2018, 11:09 AM   #7
Rickysnickers
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Poway, CA
Posts: 653
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

I have Steele and have had no issues with it.
Rickysnickers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2018, 11:31 AM   #8
paulspickupparts
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Seward Nebraska
Posts: 1,232
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

Quote:
Originally Posted by crossfire84 View Post
I have learned you get what you pay for, I bought cheap Stuff for my 50, now I've been replacing it with Steele rubber what a difference. Spend the money and do it ounce.

Times 2 . Buy Steele for more money. As they say it takes a rich man to buy cheap parts as you have to do it over and over again. Buy it once.
paulspickupparts is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2018, 05:50 PM   #9
DransportGarage
Senior Member
 
DransportGarage's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lebanon, Ohio
Posts: 967
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

Quote:
Originally Posted by paulspickupparts View Post
Times 2 . Buy Steele for more money. As they say it takes a rich man to buy cheap parts as you have to do it over and over again. Buy it once.
Sounds like you can't go wrong here, between these two. My Soffseal gaskets were put on my '55 Chevy in 1981. They're still as new, as are the ones on my '68 GTO. Sounds like Steele and Soffseal are both great products.

I never tried the Steele products, but once you venture away from those or Soffseal, you're on your own. All of us with experience know that somebody out there is making crap. My vent window weatherstripping in my '55 disintegrated in 2 years. I think I knew who sold it, but since I'm not sure, I'm not saying...
__________________
Bob
"It won't take long and it won't cost much."
'55 3100 (383/700R4)--'55 Belair Sedan (350/4-speed)--'64 'Vette Conv. (327/4-speed)--'68 GTO Conv. (462/4-speed)--'69 Cutlass Conv. (350/TH350)--'06 'Vette Conv. (LS2/6-speed)
Bob's Retirement Build - My 55 TF
Bob's 700R4 Build (how-to)
DransportGarage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2018, 09:05 AM   #10
solidaxel
Registered User
 
solidaxel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Cactus Patch So. Az
Posts: 4,649
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rickysnickers View Post
I have Steele and have had no issues with it.
Tried them both, I only use Steel
__________________
53 TuTone Extended Cab 350 4-Spd 3:08 (SOLD)
53 Chevy Moldy pearl green ZZ-4 4L60E 9" 3:25
55 GMC 1st Black Mll ZZ4 TKO 600 5 sp 3:73
62 Solidaxle Corvette Roman Red 327
340hp 4spd 3:36
65 Corvette Coupe 327 350hp 4spd 4:11
78 Black Silverado SWB (350/350) 5.3 & 4L60E 3:42
2000 S-Type 3.0 (wifes cruiser)
2003 GMC SCSB 5.3 4L60E 3:42
solidaxel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2018, 08:33 AM   #11
my56chevytruck
Registered User
 
my56chevytruck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Hebron
Posts: 687
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdishon View Post
I see Steele Rubber part# 60-0416-72
and Soft Seal part # SS-9005.
Any experience with one over the other?
Yes, I've tried both as well as OEM products from truck equipment mfg.s. SOFF SEAL is the best in my opinion and they're still good as new years after. Best product out there for these trucks.
__________________
RUBBER DOWN AND HIT THE ROAD!!!
my56chevytruck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-15-2018, 08:49 AM   #12
jbarron
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Spring, Texas
Posts: 96
Re: Which door weatherstripping?

Buy the steele.
__________________
'72 3/4 Cheyenne Super 402/TH400 Gear Vendors
'72 3/4 Cheyenne Super 350/200R4
'50 1/2 Chevy 3 Window
jbarron is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:57 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com