I'm looking for some sort of foam or sheet rubber material about 0.09
inches thick to use as replacement for the original foam edge seal for
a car AC duct flapper door. The original is a piece of foam shaped
like an oval, about 3x5 inches and it's sandwiched between two sheets
of metal that leave about 3/8" of foam sticking out. It has to be
soft enough to conform when the door closes but strong enough to hold
up for years of cycles. I've been googling but have not been able to
find anything that seems suitable.
Johnstone Supply sells foam tape. You may be able to use
it for your application. I use it all the time for things
like gaskets and seals. Sometimes I have to use more than
one layer and if I'm concerned about it falling off, I'll
apply some of the rubber cement made for the foam insulation.
You can go to Lowes or HD and go into the weatherstripping aisle. They
usually have a bunch of weatherstripping for doors and windows in a
bunch of sizes with self-adhesive tape. And you can cut it to whatever
thickness or shape you want. Frost King makes a lot of that stuff.
Thanks for the suggestions but to clarify, it's not just a piece of
foam around the edge, it's a oval sheet of foam sandwiched between to
steel plates and the whole thing forms the duct door that rotates
ninety degrees to open and close.
If this is for a Lemans/GTO, 68-72 off any GM the same size would
likely fit. If full size, the span is even longer- 65-72, IIRC. If it
was a popular model, there are dozens of NOS and repro companies out
there. I'd also ask over in the rec.autos.* groups. Just out of
curiosity, what model?
I know the gen-I F bodies shared some parts with other small GMs, but
never had need to learn exactly what. However, the early Camaros (same
basic car) have a huge hot-rodder following, and lots of vendors of
repro and NOS parts. I'd do a Google for 67-69 Camaro restoration parts....
Heck, you got me curious.... (Googles)
14,600 hits. Let's try Firebird- only 5650.
One of them probably has rebuild kits for the under-dash box and ducts
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