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SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby AllingtonGT » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:31 am

Just having some paint correction on the drivers door of the silver SS1.

Rich at Rich's Restos in Bristol sent a picture this morning showing that as he attempted to lift the rubber out of the way, the edge has broken away. The rest of the rubber is quite cracked so a good chance to replace them.

I'll do a search on here, call AJL and Nigel, but thought I'd ask whether anyone has bought the same or if unavailable, what is a suitable replacement?

Will post the picture asap.

Thanks Geoff
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby scimjim » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:36 am

I need some too - had planned to look at Woolies?
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby AllingtonGT » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:43 am

In searching the forum this one at Woolies has been suggested previously. Don't have a car to measure the gaps right now. Am continuing the search.
http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1259-wi ... strip.aspx
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby reliant-reviver » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:44 am

Yep, just the usual from Woolies trim does the job fine.

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If you are having spray work done, I would certainly be having the weathstrips removed and replacing them. You'll need some peel rivets to refit. I get mine from "Fixings Fasteners Wales" who do good sized packs at a fair price and happen to be a customer of mine also.

Fairly sure I used 4.0x12mm, but perhaps go for 4.0x16mm. Choice of black if you are feeling swanky. Worth punching the centres through after fitting to prevent the chance of anything scratching the glass.

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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby AJL Electronics » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:46 am

I carry them in stock and currently have 12... http://ajlelectronics.co.uk/epages/8323 ... ID=6352254
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby reliant-reviver » Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:47 am

The hardest part of fitting is getting the seal to follow the kick up at the back edge of the door. You can snip into the lower structure / rail , but as it's plastic without and metal as per the original, I found localised heating with an air gun allowed the section to be eased round and "stretch" the rail to suit.
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby AllingtonGT » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:10 pm

Thanks to all for their input, insight and assistance. As ever with these jobs that proved to be only the first part of the problem.

Now seeking the quarterlight frame tree.

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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby scimjim » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:12 pm

And eventually the door front and rear strengthening plates :-)
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby AllingtonGT » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:22 pm

That's a different tree....
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby scimjim » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:34 pm

In the same field, with the unobtanium :-)

I have a box full of rotten frames if you need repair sections. I also have alloy templates for f&r strengthening plates.
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby AllingtonGT » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:36 pm

Thanks Jim. Will go and see Rich tomorrow and see what needs to be done.
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby MadMax » Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:42 pm

I believe I warmed mine to the point where they were almost floppy which made it really easy to form them into shape. Measure twice cut once! Good luck :)
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby Alan SS1 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:04 pm

AllingtonGT wrote:Thanks to all for their input, insight and assistance. As ever with these jobs that proved to be only the first part of the problem.

Now seeking the quarterlight frame tree.

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at least only the bottom edge gone, that can be faked up/repaired by folding a piece of 18SWG galv steel and bolting into place
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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby AllingtonGT » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:42 am

Drivers side quarter-light bottom rail now repaired.

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Re: SS1 Door Exterior Window Seal

Postby peter freeman » Thu Jul 20, 2017 10:51 am

Whatever happened to the SS frames - there must be the numbers wanted to make them feasible to produce now. same goes for the 6's frames.
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