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Door seals

PostPost by: Type28 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:12 pm

I have taken the doors of my DHC Elan and there is a little weather seal fixed to the aperture were the front of the door closes against. ? is this original? I haven?t been able to find a supplier, so will check a seal supplier and get something close to size.

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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:15 pm

I believe they are original as they are on DHCs as well. Can't comment on material or size I'm afraid
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:17 pm

They are available maybe it's Mattys website I've seen them on. Upper front door seal or similar is the description.
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Tue Feb 07, 2017 5:20 pm

Susan Miller had them last year :D
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:51 pm

They are called Secondary door seals; Ms. Miller has them in stock.
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PostPost by: Type28 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:41 pm

Thanks folks, I'll get a set ordered.
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PostPost by: elanner » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:02 am

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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:32 am

I use a standard L section here from Baines. You can buy metres of the stuff for what you'd pay for two ready cut pieces!!! Take care removing the aluminium strip that holds it on though. I think its purpose is to route drips away from the interior of the car rather than to seal, but I might be wrong. I'm sure others on here know the true purpose.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Feb 08, 2017 9:41 am

pharriso wrote:They are called Secondary door seals; Ms. Miller has them in stock.


So glad you called her 'Ms' and not Mrs... A lot of people have been trying to forget Mrs Miller

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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:07 pm

:shock: :shock: :shock:
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PostPost by: ElanDNA » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:58 am

nigelrbfurness wrote:I use a standard L section here from Baines. You can buy metres of the stuff for what you'd pay for two ready cut pieces!!! Take care removing the aluminium strip that holds it on though. I think its purpose is to route drips away from the interior of the car rather than to seal, but I might be wrong. I'm sure others on here know the true purpose.

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Thats my solution:
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I never had water in the car at this area.:) :)
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PostPost by: nomad » Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:32 am

Unfortunately, it appears that the new seal isn't exactly as original. I have this job to look forward to yet.

ElanDNA, can you elaborate on exactly what material you used??

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