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January 4, 2019

Steele Universal- A Part for Every Project: White Tractor Hood To Cowl Seal

For many years here at Steele we’ve been helping people find weatherstripping for their projects that don’t have an OEM replacement with our Universal Products line.

All you have to do is check out the profile of the weatherstrip you need replaced, compare it to the profiles online or in our Universal Parts catalog to find the right part. Or, if you don’t have your original available, determine your gap size and shape using the method in our previous blog post and order as much or as little as you need!

Every now and again we find solutions using our Universal products and through this blog series we’ll share those findings in hopes that if you run across the same need, you’ll be able to find a part from Steele to help!

Steele       #70-1662-99

Today we want to tell you about a specific application that works for a Hood to Cowl seal on an older White brand Tractor.

A hood to cowl weatherstrip seals the top of the firewall and the back edge of the hood. This weatherstrip typically runs the width of the vehicle and seals snugly to prevent fumes from entering the cab of the vehicle.

A gentleman called in because he wasn’t able to find an OEM replacement for his tractor. We listened to his request and sent him a universal catalog. He browsed the profiles and picked this one. We sent him a sample (free of charge) and he was able to determine that 9 feet of Steele part # 70-1662-99 would work perfectly for what he needed.

Do you have a project you can’t find an OEM replacement for? Check out our Unviersal line here or request a printed catalog today!

Have you used a Steele Universal seal on your project? Let us know and yours could be the next one featured on our blog.

Steele not only has all the products you need but all the knowledge you need to get the job done right, too. If you have questions about Rubber Parts or Weatherstripping on your Classic Car, Truck or Hot Rod feel free to reach out to us! You can call us at 800-447-0849 and a REAL LIVE PERSON will answer, contact us through our website or comment on this post and we’ll get you answers as quickly as possible.

Steele Rubber Products, located in Denver, NC, is a manufacturer and seller of high quality rubber parts and weatherstripping products for classic cars, trucks and hot rods as well as RVs and Boats. Steele offers more than 12,000 parts for American made cars and trucks as well as a large line of universal weatherstripping and rubber parts to be used on any project. Established in 1958, Steele is a trusted name in the automotive restoration industry.

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