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Front hood bumper seal

I finally found out what the noise was in the front appearing to be coming from the dash. It was the front hood rubber seal bumper being sucked out and flapping against top of hood. I have a 2010 challenger SE and I Ned a part number for this seal. Also, what sized of plastic rivets do I need ? I want to do this myself to avoid being robbed at the squealership.
One guy online says it takes two different sized rivets in the end and the rest are another size. Any opinions ? I would need the bumper and rivers and rivet gun.
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I finally found out what the noise was in the front appearing to be coming from the dash. It was the front hood rubber seal bumper being sucked out and flapping against top of hood. I have a 2010 challenger SE and I Ned a part number for this seal. Also, what sized of plastic rivets do I need ? I want to do this myself to avoid being robbed at the squealership.
One guy online says it takes two different sized rivets in the end and the rest are another size. Any opinions ? I would need the bumper and rivers and rivet gun.
This is a common problem. Probably a million threads on this if you search the forum. Most parts depts will carry the seal for a couple bucks. Get the rivets from online rather than the $5-7 a piece at the dealer. I used christmas tree style clips that you can purchase from an autostore instead of the rivets. Easier to replace later on if the same thing happens and still looks like a factory install.

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What SRTbatmobile said. The weatherstrip from Dodge isn't all that bad, like 30 bucks or so. But those $8 rivets are absolutely RIDICULOUS! Harbor Tool and Freight sells the gun and the rivets in a kit for like $15 total. Or you can just use any old Xmas tree rivets.

Funny story: I had mine replaced under warranty. Picked up the car and the seal looked wrong, with a bulge? I pop the hood and the attention to detail "Technician" had missed the rivet hole on the end. I told the service guy to fix it and guess what, they ran out of the rivets. I told him GREAT WORK! I'll fix it the right way myself. Drove to Harbor, bought the rivet gun and installed the rivet through the hole.

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Here's my how to with links to the parts.

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I finally found out what the noise was in the front appearing to be coming from the dash. It was the front hood rubber seal bumper being sucked out and flapping against top of hood. I have a 2010 challenger SE and I Ned a part number for this seal. Also, what sized of plastic rivets do I need ? I want to do this myself to avoid being robbed at the squealership.
One guy online says it takes two different sized rivets in the end and the rest are another size. Any opinions ? I would need the bumper and rivers and rivet gun.

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Nice pic of your Cuda. We have a 1970 Cuda - 383 Convertible with automatic. Just had her repainted in the original Burnt Orange Metallic color. She is amazing!
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Why bother replacing, they only last about a year.

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Why bother replacing, they only last about a year.

Here is a cheap and permanent DIY solution to the problem that was previously posted by one of our members.

Instead of paying the dealer $70+ for a flimsy rubber strip that will eventually dry out and crack, simply buy thin 2 1/4" weather stripping for garage doors. It's angled and can be attached below the plastic retainer, as well as on it, using 3M double-sided tape. The material is made to withstand constant exposure to the elements as well as weight resting on it.

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