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Old 10-25-2018, 08:35 AM
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hey folks. Quick question. I have been researching how to replace the A pillar on my Z due to a crack in the rear. I found one used for sale (part out). I noticed that the one Iím interested in doesnít have the weather strip attached... my question is will I be able to just use the one on my car now? If so how? I have found a few threads showing how to (or not how to) replace the a pillar, but the weather strip is still a mystery to me. I have no leaking issues or window alignment issues, just a small crack... if this will cause me a lot of trouble I may just live with it a little longer.

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Old 10-25-2018, 10:43 AM
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I doubt that you will be able to use the weather strip from your A-pillar. The weatherstrip is not available separately from the A-pillar.
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Old 10-25-2018, 03:04 PM
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Bummer, sounds like the one I’m looking at may not work? It has no weather strip... sucks. If anyone knows otherwise please chime in. I’d love to fix it. But I don’t want to spend good money on a part I end up having to shade tree to get the rubber to stay in.
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I can't remember exactly what the sequence is, but part of the weather seal is just pressed over the metal bracket, and the rest is held in with double sided tape. It is removable but you'll have to clean and re-tape it, and it's a huge pain in the *** to get it sealed 100%, I still have rushing wind sound at speed.
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Hmmm... wish I had one to look st. It’s like 4-500 new with seal painted to match. Or I can find them used for 2-300... starting to think it may be better to skip this for now and buy new later.
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Hey, I've just changed mine. That outer plastic piece comes with part of the seal. By that I mean the rubber that goes over the windshield (like small lip) and over the sealing.
From the inside you have the rubber seal, separately. Kornercarver, the rubberstrip is sold separately at another 250 ish. I bought that too.
But you don't need to change both, as long as it is still in good shape, and soft, and you re tape it to seal. But it's not hard, and you should not have problems with wind noise even then.

Back to you primary question, if the crack is small, I would remove it, and epoxy it from inside, to make it firm and sealed.
Search the web for how to remove it, you want to avoid cracking the tabs (and the A pillar itself). You are right, the A pillar is at around 400 bucks.

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Thank you for the feedback. Sounds like the window to A Pillar seal is head on day double sided tape? I wish there was a right up with pics. Sounds like it’s doable. And yeah I have thought about just trying to epoxy the back of mine. Just not sure if it will hide it well enough. But it would be a cheap fix if it did
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Anyone know if itís possible to find the thin weatherstrip trim on the underside of the A pillar plastic molding? Iím referring to the piece that makes contact between the molding and the windshield, and even more importantly, the pieces that are in the four corners of the windshield that rot away from weather damage. I canít find those for sale anywhere on the internet. See pics for reference.

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