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    Default Anyone else having poor rubber parts problems?

    I have an 1950 MGTD and a 1967 MGB GT. Having a lot of problems with the quality of rubber parts. There has been a lot of discussion of this on the MG web pages, but wonder if other groups are having similar problems?

    Our suspension bushings are lasting only a couple of years. Things like side window rubber seals are failing in 2 to 3 years.

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    I had noticed some of the seals for my doors were of a poor quality, almost like a soft foam rubber, I had ordered them new and when I got ready to use them I found some NOS one's that were put back for another Maverick, when comparing quality, there was no question the newer one's were cheaply made and there was such a difference in the feel of them I went with the NOS ones for my current Maverick, the next one will be done with the cheaper stuff, Steel Rubber Products I believe is the manufacturer on the new ones, Made in the U.S.A....means nothing on this stuff
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    Used soff seal rubber on the 55. It all fit perfect and was of very good quality for my car. They are right down the road from me. You can find them on the web at soffseal.com or by phone 1-800-426-0902. They mostly do american cars but do have some universal items. Not sure they can do anything for the MG models. Hope this helps.

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    How to Extend the Life of Rubber Parts on Classic Cars - See more at: http://www.coolridesonline.net/news-....MapsptGm.dpuf


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    After-market = Never fits right.

    There's a reason NOS parts draw a premium (arm & a leg!)


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    Default Anyone else having poor rubber parts problems?

    I went to Steel Rubber products for a complete seal kit for my 86 Olds. It has been on the car for 8 years now and there isnt as much as even a tare. They have great stuff and my friend has a 64 Galaxy 4 door we put steel rubber seals on it and it all fit perfectly. Great group of guys to work with as well


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