Yes, like everbody else, my rooftop weatherstripping was shot to pieces, completely dried out, eaten away by rust and teared in some places. Time for a replacement!!! I’ve searched the net for ages sourcing an original Toyota weatherstripping, but unfortunately the version for a BJ44V was no longer available from Toyota. Even the more common FJ/BJ45 weatherstripping, which is a bit longer, but could be cut to fit, was a no go. The only one available was the SWB version for a 40/42 series. For a shocking price of course… 😦
I’ve seen the replacement aftermarket option at CCOT, and was thinking that the weatherstripping they used was a nice option, but didn’t like the fact it had no thicker part for the inner side. Eventually I decided to source a good alternative myself, and I must say, I suceeded!!, I think my solution is better that the CCOT weatherstripping, better in looks, and I think also better in functionality.
The sizing is perfect, up to the mm, the weatherstripping is thick and very flexible. It makes me happy!
First I was aiming at reusing the rear part of the original weatherstripping, but being picky as I am, I decided to use my new weatherstripping all round.
Next week i will install this weatherstripping and document the install process, we’ll see how that goes.
see pics for the product.