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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mopar_guy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Aug/09/2016 at 7:47pm
Have you checked with DMT? They have a bunch of AMC gaskets now. I'm using their taillight gaskets on mine and they work pretty good. If they don't have it and you have one for a pattern, they will make them. http://stores.ebay.com/Detroit-Muscle-Technologies-LLC?_dmd=1&_nkw=amc

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Correct, 4 pieces. The inside of the rubber for the housing was formed to fit, which would be pretty hard to do today with a reproduction rubber piece. Also the end pieces were molded to the shape of the housing end. Again, pretty hard to reproduce. I was wondering how someone could use a straight rubber seal to make those sharp curves on the top and bottom of the ends?

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I may have to try out, and do a DIY mold seal to fit 71 and 72 tail light housings.

For $11 it seems to be a worth while try. After all in forming it yourself, you are keeping fit optimal.

I'll have to dig out my housings and clean up one to make sure the surface is smooth. Before I even try. As you don't want to have a rusty lip or debris effecting form when making a new seal.

I'll have to search for the casting silicone for where to obtain at a good price.

Here is a link on the product I tested a while back.

https://www.smooth-on.com/products/equinox-38-medium/

They make faster and slower cure compounds. If you are not fast, you may want to try their slow cure putty.

I use pam spray to relax the bond, so sticking to any surface won't be a problem.

Here is what I think may be the equivalent of the slow cure putty. No name but same color and seems to be platinum catalyst based as well.

I may try it out as I cannot find any other option for small quantity trials.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Amazing-Mold-Putty-200-grams-For-Push-Molds-for-Choc-Polymer-clay-much-more/282123637273?

Edited by 304-dude - Aug/10/2016 at 12:45pm
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/14/2020 at 3:36pm
Found this thread looking for tail light housing assy to body seal/gasket for my 1971 Javelin. . Anyone find a source?  It's a thick gasket almost like a trunk seal that's glued to the tail light housing assy when its all bolted together? 
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