FHC window channel rubbers/felt

Technical advice Q&A

Topic author
paulsco
Posts: 509
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 5:12 pm
Location: Oxfordshire
Great Britain

#1 FHC window channel rubbers/felt

Post by paulsco » Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:28 pm

Hi,

My door frames are fitted with rubber/felt window channel:

https://www.sngbarratt.com/uk/#!/Englis ... a739e5dd4f

Not felt as stated in the parts book. I don’t know why this would be the case other than perhaps my car is fitted with later frames.

My question is that in the top rear corner of the frames where the two channels meet, there is a strengthening piece in the frame.

Image

The original (to mine) rubbers have a gap between them where this strengthening piece is, which in my view would cause a draught.

Image

I am in the process of fitting some new channel, however I am struggling to fit the new channel neatly and cannot reduce the new rubber in such a way that it would cover the strengthener and not get in the way of the window. The walls are too thin to cut down.

Did Jaguar have this gap as original or is it the work of a PO?

Thanks,

Paul
65 Series 1 FHC, 68 Jaguar 340

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

User avatar

Jeremy
Posts: 428
Joined: Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:16 pm
Location: West London
Great Britain

#2 Re: FHC window channel rubbers/felt

Post by Jeremy » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:27 am

The original rubbers on mine were in tatters Paul so I don't know what factory fit was for those top corners. But I did cut away some of the new seal, on the inside only AFAICR, and I don't think you need worry about draught if the seal is left intact round the circumference (as there are plenty of other sources of wind noise...). I also think the rubber/felt will compress with use so you may have more space to play with than first appears.
Jeremy
1967 S1 4.2 FHC

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links


Topic author
paulsco
Posts: 509
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 5:12 pm
Location: Oxfordshire
Great Britain

#3 Re: FHC window channel rubbers/felt

Post by paulsco » Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:53 pm

Thanks Jeremy,

I intend to fill the gap if it is not considered original; I have several spare pieces of rubber that I can experiment with to see how best to get a good fit.

Paul
65 Series 1 FHC, 68 Jaguar 340

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links


johnetype
Posts: 172
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:54 pm
Location: Worcestershire
Great Britain

#4 Re: FHC window channel rubbers/felt

Post by johnetype » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:55 pm

Like you I was keen to fit the rubber channel right into the corner to try and eliminate any gap.

I found on my S2 that with its combination of glass thickness, frame width and new rubber/felt there was enough clearance to fit the rubber channel as normal right into the corner to butt up against the vertical piece of channel. I then held the sides of the rubber channel to the strengthening piece in the frame you refer too with a drop of superglue to hold the rubber just long enough to wind up the glass and trap the rubber channel in place. I left the glass wound fully up for a few days to compress the felt and it's been fine ever since.
John

1969 Series 2 FHC

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links


Topic author
paulsco
Posts: 509
Joined: Mon May 04, 2009 5:12 pm
Location: Oxfordshire
Great Britain

#5 Re: FHC window channel rubbers/felt

Post by paulsco » Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:47 pm

Hi John,

I did much the same as you did in the end, but I ground down some of the thickness of the rubber first, where the strengthening pieces were, so it would slot in easier and then I superglued it in place.
Seems to be ok now.

Thanks,

Paul
65 Series 1 FHC, 68 Jaguar 340

Link:
BBcode:
HTML:
Hide post links
Show post links

Post Reply Previous topicNext topic