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G-Man
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Restoration Specialties

Post by G-Man on Fri May 01, 2009 8:27 pm

Many may know that Restoration Specialties sells a Doghouse gasket for our vans. Well I order this gasket and it isn't the right part. I called the owner and said this won't work for our vans and I owner said go ahead and send it back. There were no problems he gradly said to send it back.

Here is the good part, when I return the gasket I sent a sample of what it should look like. (this was a few weeks ago) Well I called today and talked with the owner and he said he's making a die to extrude the right one now to make the factory gasket. So I told him to not return my payment and send me I'm guessing one of the first ones. I will keep you all updated and I'll post some pic's when I get it.

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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by Guest on Fri May 01, 2009 8:39 pm

Cool!
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Post by Nightmoves on Sat May 02, 2009 9:55 am

Thats pretty cool of ya G-man.Pretty neat he's gonna go back and run it all over again.
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by sasktrini on Sat May 02, 2009 10:34 am

Cool! I like service like that... hard to find!
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by G-Man on Sat May 02, 2009 3:30 pm

I think it just smart business, there a market for something that needs filling.
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Post by gp70 on Sun May 03, 2009 1:21 pm

I think it just smart business, there a market for something that needs filling.[i]

And something 100% accurate to boot !
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by EconoUSAparts on Sun May 03, 2009 7:56 pm

I could be mistaken but I think I was told that the seal from a Chevy S-10 door works good on the Chevy doghouse lid. When I bought my doghouse from Tom in Indy he told me about it but I could be mistaken on the exact vehicle since it's been a while.
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by G-Man on Sun May 03, 2009 8:15 pm

They work Tim, but they fit on the bottm part of the doghouse not the lid. If this doesn't work out for some reason that what I will go with. I really would like the stock version better.

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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by Guest on Mon May 04, 2009 4:38 am

I believe I just ordered a gasket from them...think it was 715 or something like that. Guess I got the wrong one as well.....

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Post by Guest on Mon May 04, 2009 4:59 am

That's awesome! Wonder if they'll make one for the Dodges. One thing the Dodge folks don't have being made is the wing winder gaskets.
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by G-Man on Thu May 28, 2009 3:43 pm

[b][i]Update: gave them a call today and he was picking up the die today and I should see the gasket in a little while. I will post a picture of the new part when I get it.[b][i]
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by wacko on Thu May 28, 2009 3:59 pm

Thanks for the update Gman. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by Guest on Thu May 28, 2009 9:16 pm

G-Man wrote:[b][i]Update: gave them a call today and he was picking up the die today and I should see the gasket in a little while. I will post a picture of the new part when I get it.[b][i]
Excellent...my order has been late...hope that's the reason.
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by G-Man on Thu Jun 11, 2009 11:39 am

Well I got my gasket today and I'm very happy how they came out!!! I will be posting this infor @ VCVC also for those who don't visit here. Would like to Thank Dave @ Restoration Specialties for making these for us and encourage you all to buy one. Not many companies make parts for us and we have to support the ones who do. Here a picture of what I got

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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by Scott on Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:05 pm

So how much, part number, and where do I order?

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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by crazee on Fri Jun 12, 2009 3:36 pm

Scott wrote:So how much, part number, and where do I order?

GOOD QUESTION.........and may I add how about a pic of it installed. ( any reason to cop a pic right?..... lol! )

And I'm guessing this fits 2nd gen also?
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by G-Man on Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:39 pm

Scott/crazee Not sure on the cost. I paid $2.25 a foot for the old style that wasn't right. That when I called Dave and this started. I wasn't charged extra, but I'm sure mine is the first one they made.

Should fit 1 & 2nd gens
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by G-Man on Fri Jun 12, 2009 6:42 pm

Here a link to there site, ask for Dave he will remember this part

http://www.restorationspecialties.com/

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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by crazee on Fri Jun 12, 2009 7:50 pm

THANKS
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by VANagain on Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:04 am

I too would like to see this gasket in place on the doghouse. I'm sure I've never seen a stock one. My old van always had a piece of sticky back foam that would fall off in a month or so!

I've already bought the S-10 rubber that snaps on the bottom of the doghouse, but I'd like to compare.

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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by Guest on Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:29 am

My arrived while I was out of town. Came home and test fit it this morning...excellent. Hate to glue it just yet, as I have some painting yet to come. Would contact cement make a fair temporary holding medium?
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by morbank on Sat Nov 08, 2014 8:28 am

Thought I'd update this thread as I just ordered a replacement doghouse gasket from Restoration Specialties:

Part #: E715
Cost: $2.50/foot

Here's a picture of the old gasket next to the new one: http://goo.gl/LIFqKN

Can anyone recommend a glue to use?
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by GMman on Sat Nov 08, 2014 6:21 pm

You would want to use super weatherstrip adhesive. There is a few different companys that make it.
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_c_0_27?url=search-alias%3Dautomotive&field-keywords=super%20weatherstrip%20adhesive&sprefix=super+weatherstrip+adhesive%2Caps%2C274
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by morbank on Sat Nov 08, 2014 10:10 pm

Thanks GMman!
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Re: Restoration Specialties

Post by Twinpilot001 on Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:05 am

3M brand is best!! they make a yellow & a black tube. read instructions!!!!!!!!!!! yellow tube was # 8001 -yet may have changed?? When u install - use tape also to hold till dry!!

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