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Sidelight / indicator gasket

PostPost by: pptom » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:32 pm

Has anyone got a picture of the sidelight gasket which fits under the lens please?
Just sorting out my lights now on my resto car and they are completely missing, i'd like an idea of the shape so i can make some new ones. Obviously the outsude form is the same as the lens, but i want to make sure the inside part is correct.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sat Dec 29, 2018 4:23 pm

Not sure of the non-federal cars, but the federal (US) cars have no gasket. The side marker is predominately rubber and doesn't require a gasket. The parts manual doesn't show one for any +2 variant. Online parts manuals can be found here: http://rdent.com/manuals/index.html, courtesy of Ray at RD Enterprises.
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PostPost by: pptom » Sat Dec 29, 2018 5:08 pm

Thanks Bud, i meant the indicator which sits next to the headlight, rather than the repeater on the wing, some terminology differences between our 2 countries! However, i can see the gasket shape perfectly in the rd link, should have checked the parts list first!
I'll get some foam in the next couple of days and have a go at cutting some.
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PostPost by: prezoom » Sun Dec 30, 2018 12:37 am

Use closed cell foam, it will not hold water.
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PostPost by: Krueger » Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:35 am


I had sent one I had to Ray at RD Enterprise to get more made. But then he located some, somewhere :). None the less he has them in stock. Here is a photo of it.


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