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Old 01-18-2019, 01:17 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't know of any cars in the 80s and 90s that sealed the hood-bumper cover gap; cars as late as my 2005 Civic didn't have any weatherstripping there. Today, nearly every car that's more expensive than a Mirage has some. From the lowly C-HR:


(weatherstripped all the way around, actually)

...and Civic:



...to Chargers:


...and BMWs:

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Old 01-18-2019, 02:13 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Wrap everything in cling foil, and spray some PUR foam in the gap?
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My R32 Skyline also has a seal, but it's attached to the underside of the bonnet and as such people don't tend to photograph them.

Except the Prius, the newest car I've had with a bonnet seal is the 89 Skyline.
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This weekend I installed some weather stripping / gasket on the underside of the front lip on my hood. The gap is pretty large IMO and could use sealing up. I used some D-profile weather stripping from mcmaster carr for the job. Its a super wide/tall 1" by 1" piece. More info in my thread here:

Here are a few pictures.





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Is this what you used?

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Yep, that is the one. I got 5 ft and it was just about perfect for the Mirage.
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This weekend I installed some weather stripping / gasket on the underside of the front lip on my hood. The gap is pretty large IMO and could use sealing up. I used some D-profile weather stripping from mcmaster carr for the job. Its a super wide/tall 1" by 1" piece. More info in my thread here:
Where is that thread?
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That would be this thread.
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Look at the 1996-2007 Ford Taurus and Mercury Sable. Those use a sort of L shaped flap attached to the nose for the hood front edge to close against.

'Course those cars do have a much narrower gap there, and the headlights have no gap to the nose and fenders.

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