Rear Door Rubber.

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#1 Rear Door Rubber.

Post by Rustyred » Sun Nov 03, 2019 10:29 am

Hi Guys.
Quick question on the rear door rubber for FHC.
The rubber in question is 2 piece design, purchased from SG. On the rubber, there are like 2 buffer or bumper sections moulded into it with 2 holes. Do these go anywhere in particular or should they be located around the curves, looking at the parts pic the rubber joins goes left to right of the door opening and also the rubber lip appears to face the inside, if I sit it in this position the lip seal jumps out into the door gap when closed, but if I fit with the seal facing outside it sits a lot better, moving also makes the buffer sit in different positions around the aperture.
Hope this makes sense.
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers John
Restoring 73 Series 3 2+2

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#2 Re: Rear Door Rubber.

Post by mgcjag » Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:06 pm

Hi John....a photo of my S2 2+2......zoom in to see seal position....also drain hole at bottom of channel ..does this line up with holes in the seal you mention...best i can do....Steve
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#3 Re: Rear Door Rubber.

Post by christopher storey » Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:23 pm

The purpose of the buffer elements is to prevent the door from "overclosing" if it is dropped, which is very bad for the paintwork. So, I would suggest you position these on the right hand ( viewed from rear ) of the seal channel where they will have most preventative effect

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#4 Re: Rear Door Rubber.

Post by Rustyred » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:01 pm

Thank you for the image Steve.
Your car is exactly the colour of the one Im doing.
I thought the orientation was correct, what has thrown me was the buffers moulded into the seal. With the joins in the mid point of fixing, the buffers become staggered and not in one set point.
I will try and get a image of the seal.
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#5 Re: Rear Door Rubber.

Post by Rustyred » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:02 pm

christopher storey wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 7:23 pm
The purpose of the buffer elements is to prevent the door from "overclosing" if it is dropped, which is very bad for the paintwork. So, I would suggest you position these on the right hand ( viewed from rear ) of the seal channel where they will have most preventative effect
Hi Chris,
Your not referring to the 2 little buffers that are attached to door on the catch side, like little triangle wedges.
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#6 Re: Rear Door Rubber.

Post by christopher storey » Thu Nov 07, 2019 10:10 pm

No, I am referring to the extra thick wedges which are incorporated into the channel seal, as already referred to by an earlier post

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