Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby ecb056 » Fri 25.03.2016, 21:15

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Relatively new to LEC and need to set myself up to auto receive new posts - since I missed this 2 years ago. I'm interested in EDPM 'A' Pillars Seals and all the other seals, e.g., Cant Rail Seals, Falling Pillar Seals and Header Rail Seal. I'm interested in whatever you may offer, e.g., the parts or advice how to obtain the parts.
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Jamie N » Fri 25.03.2016, 21:49

Hi Eddy, I have sent you a message with some advice buddy :wink: .
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby simonbuk » Tue 12.04.2016, 07:31

Would you be so kind as to send me some advice to please ?! :wink:
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Rambo » Tue 12.04.2016, 07:50

My advice would be to contact Jamie to see if he has any A pillar seals left. Not only are they better than stock/OEM (rubber rather than foam sponge) but they look better and fit better too

He fitted new "prototype" rubber intermediate seals to Rambo on Sunday - it is the only M100 in the world with these seals so is totally unique in that respect :wink:
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Jamie N » Tue 12.04.2016, 09:48

Rambo wrote:He fitted new "prototype" rubber intermediate seals to Rambo on Sunday - it is the only M100 in the world with these seals so is totally unique in that respect :wink:


Might be 2 by the end of the week Mark, well 3 including the ones on Whitey, ...

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-M1 ... SwgApXB6Je

One of the great things about these is they wont rust solid to the hood frame with seized 8mm nuts that just spin and need drilled out, these can be removed in seconds, held in place with self tapping stainless Torx headed screws into an insert which has more available up / down adjustment than the originals. Quite a hefty amount of work goes into making these though folks so I wont be mass producing them I'm afraid, I should be able do a limited run for folks on the board if required though. :wink:
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby maz_r » Tue 12.04.2016, 10:17

Jamie N wrote: I should be able do a limited run for folks on the board if required though. :wink:


I think you should ;)

And can my name be on the list pretty please....
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Rambo » Tue 12.04.2016, 10:39

From prototype to limited production in only 2 days. And there's me thinking that Whitey and Rambo were unique :|

Ever thought of sending your CV down to Mike Kimberley Jamie ?
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby SimonR » Tue 12.04.2016, 10:45

Rambo wrote:From prototype to limited production in only 2 days. And there's me thinking that Whitey and Rambo were unique :|

Ever thought of sending your CV down to Mike Kimberley Jamie ?


I'm waiting for the rest of the "complete" set .... my bank manager is holding his breath :)
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Jamie N » Tue 12.04.2016, 11:20

Rambo wrote:Ever thought of sending your CV down to Mike Kimberley Jamie ?


My CV is absolutely fine Mark, nice new gaiter and well greased splines into the hub. :-D
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby kevinrooney » Thu 15.12.2016, 10:59

blackw1986 on ebay is selling complete header seal and A post seal which looks like a good job .any tie in on this thread?
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby SjmLotus4 » Mon 26.12.2016, 23:48

Hi Jamie N, I have read this entire post, which has been going a long while. I too would be interested in a full set of your seals. My fellow M100 owner members of the Lotus Club of Victoria (Australia), would also be interested.

I also contacted Seals Direct with a copy of your photo from the start of the forum that shows the cut out of the seal you found in the scrap yard bin. Here is their response (perhaps you could send them a small off cut to match):

Hi Simon
It is not a section that I recognise but we could manufacture for you. This would require new tooling (approx £500.00) and a moq of approx 300 to 500 metres depending on size of the section.
If you can send me a sample or a fully dimensioned drawing together with material type I would be pleased to quote.
We are closed until the 3rd January so would not be able to quote until then.
Best regards
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Chris_K » Wed 21.02.2018, 12:38

Dear Jamie,

LHS RHS "A" Pillar Seal are also needed in Korea because similar Elan was manufactured by KIA.
Can you also ship your product internationally?

And I am now serving as a Head of Elan community in Korea "Team Elan - Korea".
Definitely there are quite number of owners need the A Pillar Seals.

Please let me know.

Cheers,
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PS. I recognized this thread was set up quite a long time ago.
Hope we can correspond with.
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Steve A » Wed 21.02.2018, 20:17

Chris_K wrote:Dear Jamie,

LHS RHS "A" Pillar Seal are also needed in Korea because similar Elan was manufactured by KIA.
Can you also ship your product internationally?

And I am now serving as a Head of Elan community in Korea "Team Elan - Korea".
Definitely there are quite number of owners need the A Pillar Seals.

Please let me know.

Cheers,
Chris
PS. I recognized this thread was set up quite a long time ago.
Hope we can correspond with.


Hi Chris,

As good as the A pillar seals are (and they are), you'd still be left with the spongy header seal.
I have a one piece A pillar header seal combo which is the latest and most efficient way of keeping the wet stuff out
it's something that Jamie has developed over the years and is far superior.
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Jamie N » Thu 22.02.2018, 11:11

Hi Chris,
As Steve says, the one piece combined EPDM Header and A post seals are the way
to go if you are seriously looking to stop water ingress, fitted as per the instructions
they create a full barrier right around the top of the screen and down both sides.

Fitting new A pillar seals alone and leaving the original header in place
will more than likely make very little difference if you have the infamous water dripping
from the inside top corners of the hood, the primary culprit for that is the open cell sponge header
seal doing what sponges do best, soaking up water, but even a big long sponge can only take so much
before it starts dripping the excess into your car.

If you would like a set...(although the main seal is one piece you actually get 4 seals in the kit, which
includes a smaller profile seal for the hood and 2 forward hood seals which match against your Intermediate seals),
I can do them for you, however there is a period of about 2 weeks wait as they are only made by request as and when
required, no payment needed until I have them in the box ready to post, I don't even take a deposit and they are
always posted next day delivery guaranteed, ( sure there will be a couple of folks here that can verify a speedy delivery )
although you wont be getting that next day option for SK I'm afraid. :D

And besides excluding rain water from entering your prized possession they also make
it look ridiculously neat and tidy, although some will hate you for it :-D :-D .
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby HJ2 » Thu 22.02.2018, 11:14

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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Jamie N » Thu 22.02.2018, 11:40

HJ2 wrote:verified!


What?, the hatred for my neatness? :D , honestly I cant help it, I have ACDC.. Aesthetic Compulsion Disorder Chronic :-D .
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Steve A » Thu 22.02.2018, 13:59

Jamie N wrote:
HJ2 wrote:verified!


What?, the hatred for my neatness? :D , honestly I cant help it, I have ACDC.. Aesthetic Compulsion Disorder Chronic :-D .


:D Fortunately for us 8)
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Capstandriver » Sat 28.04.2018, 20:46

Being fairly new around here, I'm going to need a set of hood seals to replace the worn out items on my Elan (A post backwards) so would be very grateful if someone can point me in the right direction....

Cheers,

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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby N777LTS » Tue 14.08.2018, 12:02

Danevansgolf wrote:If you happen to make any more, I'll defiantly buy a set off you.. Just pm me if and when you get some more.. Thanks.


Hi Jamie I would really like a one piece set please. Thanks Michael
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Re: Rubber "A" Pillar Seals.

Postby Quantum2001 » Fri 31.08.2018, 20:20

Hi,
I'm very recent to this forum having only had my Elan for about a month, I too havr noticed the water standing on top of the sill, this forum has been excellent for providing information and I must say thanks to all those that contribute. I would also be interested in a set of these seals if there are any available.
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