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Hello everybody.

 

I am currently with my 1971 '02 at the shop undergoing some body repair (some rusted spots) and a new painting. The páint was totally removed in order to have a good start and see all he hidden problems.

 

I need to by new window and door seals, new rear window hinges, and need some directions.

 

As always money is a major concern and about prices I saw that URO seems to be the cheapest. According to the experience of the group, are these parts a good choice or better find another manufacturer?

 

Can someone suggest a good supplier where to buy these parts?

 

Thanks a lot in advance for your cooperation.

 

Best regards

 

 

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There are also reported problems with Uro windshield and back window seals (gaskets) not fitting properly; I had that problem myself with a windshield seal--the glass shop broke two windshields (on their dime) before I persuaded them to use a BMW seal.  

 

Also reported were Uro trunk lid seals/gaskets that didn't fit properly and allowed air/water leakage into the trunk...

 

mike

 

PS--Is your 2002 one of the 750  that were assembled in Uruguay between January 1969 and April 1973?

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54 minutes ago, mike said:

There are also reported problems with Uro windshield and back window seals (gaskets) not fitting properly; I had that problem myself with a windshield seal--the glass shop broke two windshields (on their dime) before I persuaded them to use a BMW seal.  

 

 

Yes!  I used a Uro windshield gasket on my first try at replacing my windshield.  It just didn't fit.  IIRC the Uro's only have 2 corners and you basically form the other 2 corners around the windshield.  I just couldn't get mine to fit right.  Got a BMW gasket for try #2 and was successful.

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9 hours ago, mike said:

 

 

...PS--Is your 2002 one of the 750  that were assembled in Uruguay between January 1969 and April 1973?

 

Mike,

 

You're amazing!  Who knew they assembled 750 '02's in Uruguay?  I'm guessing they were these partial knock-down cars like those assembled in Belgian?

 

Best regards,

 

Steve

 

 

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Thanks a lot for all your answers!! 

 

Luckly I don't need to replace neither the windshield nor the rear window seals. Both are fine!! 

 

I will buy the door seals made in Uruguay that work fine. I also replaced the right door seal when I bought the car three years ago and fitted perfect and are very soft. In fact, I bought almost all the rubbers locally, for example the bumper rubber, the rubber that are part of the side trims Local companies manufactured spare rubber parts with the same shape and with the same material of the original ones, based upon samples. For the side trims for example I bought the last available supply, enough for my needs, that fitted perfectly.

 

Next week I will do a search for these side window seals here in Montevideo. One of them told me that they have the rear windows seals, but I have my doubts. That's why I searched the net for these parts in USA and found out some comments about URO.

 

If I don't find the spares here then I will cross my fingers and buy the URO and hope for the best.

 

Regarding Mike's question, I don't know the origin of these cars. Uruguay had a long term tradition as car assembler. Our companies imported the kits from the manufacturers and assembled them locally in big assembly plants. Among the brands assembled in Uruguay was BMW up to the E30 series, Mercedes Benz (cars and trucks), GM and Opel, Ford, Peugeot and may be Renault too, but I am not sure. In the current years we stopped assembling these brands but we began assembling some chinese brands, for our local market and for export to Brazil.

 

Best regards and thanks a lot for your commets.

 

 

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