Notices
Newbie Tech Section Often asked technical questions can be asked here

1st gen 4runner top weather stripping.

Old 05-14-2019, 09:19 AM
  #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: sammamish, wa.
Posts: 2,026
Likes: 0
Received 26 Likes on 25 Posts
1st gen 4runner top weather stripping.

Ok took my 85 Runner through a touchless car wash today and found out I have water coming from the seal between the top and the cab. I have been trying to find this issue for over a year and finally its first trip through a car was and I find it.
The top has never been off according to the PO/original owner. I am the second owner BTW. I was planning on rolling topless this summer anyways but will need to find a replacement gasket/weather stripping regardless. I have seen a post or 4 on replacing it but my googlefu is weak today.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Attached Thumbnails 1st gen 4runner top weather stripping.-photo320.jpg   1st gen 4runner top weather stripping.-photo251.jpg  
thefishguy77 is online now  
Old 05-14-2019, 11:54 AM
  #2  
Registered User
 
SomedayJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: NL
Posts: 630
Received 30 Likes on 25 Posts
it is discontinued apparently, but something like this could help :

https://www.yotatech.com/forums/f12/...rstrip-225337/

https://www.mcmaster.com/catalog/125/3713

"part number 8694K52"
"go to the link.
click sheets bars and strips
then adhesive backing
then 1" thick
then 3/4" wide
then make sure to click the epdm material off to the right. if you want the weatherstrip to last, get epdm. its the same material as oem uses. also, its fire resistant and weather proof. ideal for automotive applications"

says in one of that thread comments
SomedayJ is offline  
Old 05-14-2019, 12:30 PM
  #3  
Registered User
 
Melrose 4r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Melrose MA. Right near Boston.
Posts: 911
Received 61 Likes on 47 Posts
The problem could be that the adhesive holding the weather strip is no longer stuck. You can get high quality weather strip adhesive from auto body supply stores. That’s what i used on mine and will have to use again when i reinstall the hard top at the end of October. No leaks!
Melrose 4r is offline  
The following users liked this post:
SomedayJ (05-14-2019)
Old 05-14-2019, 01:46 PM
  #4  
Registered User
 
old87yota's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Posts: 1,997
Received 121 Likes on 112 Posts
You will probably need to inspect the gasket seal and see if it is torn or deteriorated.

I remember seeing some people post up an improvised seal using more common generic weatherstrip that comes in a roll and it worked fairly well.

I don't remember the thread though, it has been a few years.

old87yota is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 06:32 AM
  #5  
Registered User
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: sammamish, wa.
Posts: 2,026
Likes: 0
Received 26 Likes on 25 Posts
Great info guys. Thanks. I think I have some good information to hopefully get it done. Its been in the 90's for the last 2 weeks. Now its raining for the next 10 days. So this will have to wait.
thefishguy77 is online now  
The following users liked this post:
SomedayJ (05-15-2019)
Old 05-15-2019, 07:30 AM
  #6  
Registered User
 
jakey poo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Cornelius, OR
Posts: 747
Received 27 Likes on 25 Posts
I used this and have had no leaks with it https://www.softopper.com/accessorie...arts/bulb-seal
jakey poo is offline  
Old 05-15-2019, 08:12 AM
  #7  
Registered User
 
Melrose 4r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Melrose MA. Right near Boston.
Posts: 911
Received 61 Likes on 47 Posts
Pretty sure this is the one I used, but black color.

Melrose 4r is offline  
The following users liked this post:
old87yota (05-15-2019)
Old 05-15-2019, 08:13 AM
  #8  
Registered User
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: sammamish, wa.
Posts: 2,026
Likes: 0
Received 26 Likes on 25 Posts
Thank you
thefishguy77 is online now  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
sis004runner
86-95 Trucks & 4Runners
8
04-09-2010 02:59 PM
too-many-hobbies
95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners
2
06-25-2008 03:04 PM
Gratefuld2
95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners
1
05-06-2008 05:49 PM
Fink
95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners
0
05-15-2004 05:36 AM
calrockx
95.5-2004 Tacomas & 96-2002 4Runners
4
02-16-2004 08:44 PM


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 1st gen 4runner top weather stripping.


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: