Rear window weatherstriping

Larry Hall

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Where is the best place to buy the rear window and tailgate weatherstriping for a 2003 TJ with a hardtop and is it hard to replace?
 

Daveh370

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Is this the weather stripping that attaches to the tailgate, that the hard top rear glass lift gate sits on? My the piece on my 03 is worn out on the left side/opening side.
 

Kent Dakin

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I put car door edge trim on my tailgate & it holds the glass nice & tight...black or chrome can be found at any auto parts store ...AutoZone O'reillys Advanced ...fast easy cheap
 

TJ_2000

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Since we’re on the topic. What keeps the plastic trim on the bottom of the glass from coming off?
The top a just picked up seems to be pressure fit. But otherwise can be easily removed and put back on.
 

mgroeger

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I need the seal that goes all the way around the rear opening of the top. The seal that touches the top and side of the back window to seal it. The only place I can find it is on ebay and it ain't cheap. Any other ideas?

 

nk24

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I need the seal that goes all the way around the rear opening of the top. The seal that touches the top and side of the back window to seal it. The only place I can find it is on ebay and it ain't cheap. Any other ideas?

$25 at Quadratec. Used this one on both my previous TJ and my current TJ. Fit perfectly.

 

Not_Invented_Here_

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Ha, after reading this thread I feel like I am missing something from my hardtop's tailgate glass or perhaps the tailgate door itself....
 

mgroeger

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I added thin grey weather stripping over the existing seal and that helped but it looked tacky. So i decided to paint it and it looked good and now the glass sticks to it 50% of the time when I open the glass :/

I also have the problem where when you shut the doors the glass likes to pop open just a little bit in the corner. On another thread they said to use this on the top lip of the gate and it makes a good tight fit now.


My hardtop seal was also completely compressed but you can't find any that fit the LJ (even though they say they do they don't). So I bought some extra thick spongy grey weather stripping and put it right on top of the old and and voila... new seal.

I've got the leak in the rear corner down to very small and I'm hoping the rear glass seal will completely eliminate it.