Boot board rail rubbers

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#1 Boot board rail rubbers

Post by Joes66 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:39 pm

Hi all
Can you still get the rubber strips that go in the boot board rails?
And if so where?
Also
Are they supposed to be flat ended?
Mine are all flat ended
But I see some that come to a pointy end rather than a flat end
Thx for any answers
Joe
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#2 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by rswaffie » Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:55 pm

Hi,
Yes you can, as I replaced mine in my 63 fhc. I’ll need to check where I got them from though.
I seem to remember having to cut them to a point to locate correctly in the rails.
Richard

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#3 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by rswaffie » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:16 pm

Can’t confirm where mine came from but this may help....

https://www.car-hood.co.uk/rubber-boot- ... =referrals
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#4 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by mach2andy » Tue Nov 24, 2020 9:31 am

Both COH Baines & Woolies sell the rubber insert by the metre. Both good companies to deal with. COHB have a minimum order amount, but I don't think that Woolies do. As a matter of interest, I sourced all of my body seals from COHB, and I found them to be excellent quality.
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#5 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by Geoff Allam » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:09 pm

Every time seals come up Baines are mentioned as having the best seals. Unfortunately they do not have an e type seal kit. How did you ascertain which of their seals are the correct ones? Is there a list somewhere online or is there some other method of determining?
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#6 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by mgcjag » Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:21 pm

Search on the Baines site for Classic car/jaguar/e type......it will show all their products and list what model. ....Steve
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#7 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by chrisfell » Tue Nov 24, 2020 10:30 pm

Got mine from Woolies, also used their aluminium rails. You need to look very closely to notice they are not OE spec.
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#8 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by Geoff Allam » Wed Nov 25, 2020 4:42 am

Thanks for that Steve.
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#9 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by Polse7317 » Wed Nov 25, 2020 12:37 pm

May be useful ?
Rubber from SNG

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#10 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by paydase » Fri Dec 11, 2020 1:24 pm

Found out the reference from Baines.
Could be useful for those searching:
https://coh-baines.co.uk/product/irs-16 ... ard-tread/

Regarding the attachment of the rails on the hardura mat: can simple pop rivets be used?
Also form what I noticed in painful taking off the old cracked rubber strips, is there a tip to insert the rubber once the rails have been riveted to the mat?
Serge
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#11 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by Joes66 » Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:04 am

Thanks for all your replies
Going to just order the SNG rubber I think
And those split rivets
Joe
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#12 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by Turnip » Sun Dec 13, 2020 1:19 am

Joes66 wrote:
Sat Dec 12, 2020 7:04 am
And those split rivets
Check the parts book for your model. The S1 4.2 FHC has self-tappers rather than rivets from 1E.20117 (1965).

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#13 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by paulsco » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:53 am

Yes, the bifucated rivets are used on early cars where the runners are riveted to a mat.
The later cars where the runners are fixed to the boards have self tappers.

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#14 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by Joes66 » Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:15 pm

Mine look like they were fixed with a few different fixings in the past
It looks like some sort of staples originally?
2 tiny holes about half an inch apart all the way down
Then there are screw holes or rivet holes
I guess the staples may have been used by jaguar for speed of fixing
Or am I wrong?
I looked at a parts book and it shows what looks like staples
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#15 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by Turnip » Sun Dec 13, 2020 8:52 pm

Joes66 wrote:
Sun Dec 13, 2020 6:15 pm
Or am I wrong?
Most likely right. I'm sure there's a story somewhere on this forum where it's reported that the fitters found it quicker to staple the retainers rather than screw them down.

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#16 Re: Boot board rail rubbers

Post by Joes66 » Mon Dec 14, 2020 11:46 am

Ahh
That explains it then
Bet no one does this now days do they?
Do you think the concours judges check for this:)
Cheers
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