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Old 06-09-2014, 06:27 PM   #1
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Compartment Hatch Gaskets '68 Overlander

My side compartments behind the wheel wells and at the fridge appear to be a large source of leaking as the floor had the worst rot at these locations. "Gaskets" are hard plastic that fits into a groove in the frame of the hatch cover. Lots of pieces missing from gaskets.

What is the best gasket solution for this area? Can I get a gasket that goes into the groove? Is it better to put it on the frame and not the door?
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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Any advice would be appreciated.
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Old 06-18-2014, 10:43 PM   #3
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Access Door Gasket

The rubber gasket you have in the pictures is not doing any good to seal out dust or moisture. The aluminum frames of the hatches should be sealed with Vulkem, Acryl-R, or ParBond at any seams. Then a perimeter fitted gasket on the door itself or the frame made of a good grade of foam or silicone rubber to seal the door to the frame are what is needed. Foam gaskets can be found at most big box home stores in the window supply areas. They all will carry some variety of foam gaskets. Find one that fits the width of the hatch frames and apply without any cuts to corners. Start at the bottom middle of the frame or door and place the gasket completely around the facing area of the frame or door back to the bottom center to mate up with the starting edge. In my opinion a silicone rubber gasket would seal the best but might be harder to locate for the size you will need for this application. Someone else here may have a source. Do a search using the search feature here on the forums and use key words like gaskets or access door seals. Hope this helps, Ede
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VTS has the bulb type gasket.
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