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Post by ard126k » Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:13 pm

Do you have a hardtop for your GTC? Have the window rubbers got perished and seen better days? Have you found that new rubbers are impossible to find?

I can say 'yes' to all these questions so I've been speaking to Nigel at QRG about the possibility of having a batch of the rubber profile re-manufactured. Of course there will have to be a certain quantity made so the first thing to find out is how many owners would be in the market for some. So if your windows are leaky or you fancy a tidy-up of appearance please reply! Would you want all the windows doing, or just some? Luckily the profile seems to be the same on rear and sides.

No idea about cost at the moment, just gathering evidence to see if it's worth going any further.

Alex.


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Post by guybetts » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:25 pm

Alex, thanks for posting :D
Count me as interested in a full set. The rear has been in & out a few times (was out when I acquired the GTC) and as mentioned on e-mail, the sides are beginning to perish.
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Post by derekoss » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:26 pm

+1
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Post by RonH » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:53 pm

Alex
Please put me down for 3 full sets.
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Post by SJM » Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:19 am

I would be interested.

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Post by scimrick » Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:26 pm

Alex
I would be interested. Cheers, Richard



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Post by Kevin » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:43 pm

Count me in please.
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Post by manny » Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:54 am

Good day

A full set for me too please.

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Post by ard126k » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:31 pm

Thanks for all your interest.

I've heard back from Nigel, who reckons that for a company to set up for production would cost £2K plus VAT and he (not surprisingly) doesn't see that as a sensible investment. So nothing's going to happen immediately.

Guy the GTC registrar is going to put an article in Slice to see if there are any more non-Forum owners interested and I'm going to research some more moulding companies to see if they're all equally expensive. Unless anyone has a contact who moulds rubber?

Not giving up yet!!

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