Rear hatch seal - how is it fitted?

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#1 Rear hatch seal - how is it fitted?

Post by PhilBell » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:51 pm

Can anyone tell me how the rear hatch seal is fitted-secured before I start removing mine?

It looks like a repro part because the rubber went grey and started cracking/splitting within a couple of years of the prior resto.

The replacement comes in two parts so any tips on achieving a good fit at the joints would be welcome too.
Phil
1962 FHC 885626

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#2 Re: Rear hatch seal - how is it fitted?

Post by abowie » Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:39 pm

It's just glued in.

I've tried contact adhesive and superglue but I prefer E6000 for this seal because it gives you plenty of time to get the seal seated correctly.

I run a generous bead of glue around the channel on the car, put the seal in place and close the door down to hold it in place until the glue has gone off.
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#3 Re: Rear hatch seal - how is it fitted?

Post by PhilBell » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:06 pm

Thank you. Beautifully simple, I like that.

Any tips for making the joins?
Phil
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