Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

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Re: Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

Postby Roger Pennington » Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:48 pm

I'm in much the same position as Taggers in the other thread - I've got a disintegrating hatch on the Yellow Peril, and I've bought one of Bill's fixing kits and Viv's rubbers, but I haven't been able to pluck up the courage to rip the thing apart :oops:

I thought the idea was that the joiner pieces and screws were completely hidden inside the frame (as original?) but I may be wrong? :?
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Re: Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

Postby philhoward » Fri Aug 12, 2011 5:23 am

I would assume strip on the inside and screws from the outside? I've seen some pics (involving sash clamps...) but can't find them!
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Re: Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

Postby scimjim » Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:37 am

speak to Viv he's done several.
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Re: Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

Postby Coco La Blanc » Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:27 pm

Dodger,
Just got back from Curborough/Cambridge/West Sussex Caravan extravaganza so response is somewhat late !!!

If you're that worried about completing the rebuild of your Hatch you can always bring it down, just 8 or 9 miles past Goodwood, for a 'visit' (Tea's included !) and I'll do it for a small contribution to the 'Scimitar(s) - GTE/SS1/Sabre' upkeep fund !!! ;~} As previously stated it will take somewhere between 90-180 minutes dependent on ease of reassembly and cleanup. I suggest that you check condition of 'T' seal as this may require renewal as it's not always possible to remove without damage to this seal.

Jim & All,
As Chairman Phil states - Strip (preferably SS or Brass) on the inside and 2 x 2BA (similarly SS or Brass) bolts with countersunk heads recommended to be used (all required parts included in Bill Brighton's repair kits).
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Re: Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

Postby Roger Pennington » Wed Aug 31, 2011 11:51 am

Hi Viv, thanks for the offer, it's likely to be at least a month before I'm in a position to do anything about it as I've got a lot on over the next 3 -4 weeks (including the Rvival :D ) so I'll need to get in touch then. I agree about the T seal, I'd better get some ordered (unless you have stock). I've got one of Bill's kits and a length of your glass seal already.

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Re: Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

Postby scmarf » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:48 pm

I did the glass-to-frame seal last year. Not an easy job. Didn't enjoy levering and hammering around the glass but it worked. I will post some pictures when I get a moment. Main motivation was parting of the two halves through corroded plates. From memory, tips were:

1. Countersink the threaded holes to get a snug fit for the screws (avoids a bump in the outer T seal)
2. Check if screws protrude beyond the bracket (onto the edge of the glass) and dress if they do (mine did).
3. I used plenty of silicone lubricant - washing up liquid apparently contains salt!
4. Trim (for thinner cross section)the rubber around the fixings as the channel is tighter there, and the rubber I used was a tight fit. Would be interested if Viv uses the same supplier - and what Reliant used.
5. I was convinced the frame would never go back without damage when I tried to put the bottom half back on. Wish I had read this article before! Thanks DD. :)
6. You will end up trimming the length as you pull the frames together as it stretches during assembly.
7. The professionals just use Sikaflex and matchsticks for positioning.

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Re: Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

Postby scmarf » Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:10 am

Well, it kind of got out of hand. I just e-mailed an account to Terry Trunnion complete with pictures for Slice.
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Re: Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

Postby wes wilson » Wed Feb 04, 2015 10:39 pm

DanDrums wrote:Joe: I used a black silicone sealer in a cartridge gun. It's Everbuild - Everflex LMA 200. Black.

I also put some on the front windscreen rubber where it's cracked up a bit on the corners. If it starts to come away, I'll post it up on this thread

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i used this ten years ago to repair the window seals on my ss1 and they are still intact and wiping the door windows as good as the originals
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Re: Replacing the rear hatch Rubber

Postby willholderogri » Mon May 08, 2017 12:12 pm

very useful thanks
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