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Author Topic: FE/FC Rear Screen Rubbers  (Read 1547 times)
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« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2019, 07:28:03 AM »
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Thanks for your replies fellas ,are the seals you have fitted Rares or another make ? If the Old Auto Rubber seal I have was say another 3/16" deeper ,so it would sit that much higher in the channel I think it would be a good seal,there are no seats in the car so to look in boot closed is easy,when we got in could see daylight before even putting torch on..as far as the lip orientation ,as there is no instructions ,we concluded the lip would be on the inner edge as it rises and curves outwards and when crushed by the lid closing it would then be flattened ,form a seal ,and when lid opened it would rise with the lid and form a barrier/gutter for any water to run around the seal and away rather than over it ,were it mounted the other way around ..I do tend to over think things a bit ..anyway I'll come back to boot seal after Xmas ..Jim, FC Wrangler is coming today to fit front rear screens..cheers Vern 
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« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2019, 11:11:22 PM »
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Refitted Vernís front and rear screens on his sedan today with another good result with the fit of the rear screen using the Old Rubber Co. rubber. The front on the other hand was a little problematic, the Rareís rubber didnít quite fit as it was a bit tight in the body which wouldnít allow the rubber to pull all the way over the lip on the inside. The screen appeared to fit relatively well form the outside as the moulds sat down flush with the body but the inside sat reasonably well down the pillars and across the bottom, but sat a little proud across the top. I am a bit disappointed with the outcome as no matter how I tried, the rubber wouldnít pull over any further whereas Steveís screen fitted well.
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2020, 11:19:19 AM »
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I'm about to order new front and rear screen rubbers (along with a few others required) and wondering if I should try Old Rubber Co or Rares?

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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2020, 12:34:03 PM »
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Hi Ben, there has been no word from Rare Spares regarding the change in the rubbers. Old Rubber Co. only do the rear rubber and use Rares for the front, so you are limited for choice at the moment. You could try Betta Auto Rubbers, but Iím not sure if they use their own or Rares. Iíall ring Rares and see if there has been any updates.
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2020, 08:23:03 PM »
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I am reading this thread now ,I thought I posted a job well done by Jim the FC Wrangler on my screen rubbers back in December ,can't see it here ,so another can't hurt , Jim did a good job ,even though he would have liked a better result ,you cant pick it and all trims fit and no leaks ,so i'm happy ..No one wrangles FC's like Jim does ..stay well ,take care ..Vern
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« Reply #25 on: March 26, 2020, 10:24:20 AM »
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Hi Ben, there has been no word from Rare Spares regarding the change in the rubbers. Old Rubber Co. only do the rear rubber and use Rares for the front, so you are limited for choice at the moment. You could try Betta Auto Rubbers, but Iím not sure if they use their own or Rares. Iíall ring Rares and see if there has been any updates.
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Thanks Jim,

Look forward to hearing what they come back with. 

I need to replace the following in my daily:
 - front & rear screens
 - both quarter vents
 - all 4 x doors & wind lacing
 - boot & bonnet

I was going to buy a "kit" but probably wouldn't use half of what's supplied and keep reading mixed opinions on all the suppliers and quality/fit etc...
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« Reply #26 on: March 26, 2020, 03:22:34 PM »
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Ben ..See my last image posted ,cars under resto ,I have just done all of that ,the front 1/4 window seals are Rares and went in well..inner door seal is Old Auto ..outer are Rares ..windlacing is Daleys ..they don't offer a metallic thread in the lacing like factory fit..Vern ..
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« Reply #27 on: March 26, 2020, 05:40:37 PM »
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..No one wrangles FC's like Jim does

The man is a windshield whisperer. By some sort of magic voodoo sorcery, he takes an impossible task and makes it look easy. I have significant respect for his work.

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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2020, 04:37:53 PM »
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Ben ..See my last image posted ,cars under resto ,I have just done all of that ,the front 1/4 window seals are Rares and went in well..inner door seal is Old Auto ..outer are Rares ..windlacing is Daleys ..they don't offer a metallic thread in the lacing like factory fit..Vern ..

Thanks Vern Iíll check it out.
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