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Door glass seals

PostPost by: jono » Mon May 08, 2023 11:10 am

I bought new door glass seals for my last Plus 2 restoration (from Mick Miller Lotus I think) and found that they were way, way, too tight such that the glass was essentially 'stuck'. I opted to re use the original seals.

I am at a similar stage with my latest project and wonder if anyone else has come across this issue and whether you found a supplier of better seals which allowed the glass to slide easily?

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PostPost by: 2tmike » Mon May 08, 2023 6:07 pm

Hi Jon, I used seals from SJS in my S4 and they were a bit thin, so the opposite of your problem but that might have been down to the door top openings
. There are 2 sizes on the Woolies site that might be worth a look
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PostPost by: jono » Fri May 12, 2023 12:33 pm

Cheers Mike,

Just spoken to a lovely lady at Woolies who without me even asking said would I like some samples sent in the post - FOC!

What a great compnay. I will post the reference for whichever profile works best

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PostPost by: 3261R » Fri May 12, 2023 1:23 pm

Just went through the same problem with my +2. They were so tight I physically couldn't get them to close, even with the frame out of the car. Got replacements from Macgregor British car parts:
http://www.macgregorukcarparts.com
They fit beautifully and the glass slides closed under gravity alone (when held upside down). They're located Toronto, Canada.
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PostPost by: Elanman99 » Fri May 12, 2023 8:08 pm

Not sure if this will help as its 20 years old now, but I created this document when I replaced the 'Silent channel' rubber extrusions on my S4.

Only Paul (Adamson) would know where he got his channel but even at the time he couldn't remember!

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PostPost by: jono » Tue May 23, 2023 8:52 am

Woolies were so helpful with samples and customer service generally - the seal which works is their code number 319 which I've just ordered.
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PostPost by: 2tmike » Tue May 23, 2023 9:46 am

Glad you've found one that works. Agree your comments on Woolies, I've always found them an excellent company to deal with.
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