Complete Header Seal in EPDM

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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby dapinky » Sat 23.08.2014, 22:23

Walkers were/are OE suppliers for various Lotus rubber parts - on the Elan, notably the lip spoiler (which is still in their catalogue).
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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 23.08.2014, 22:24

Beat you to it.
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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby Ian T » Sat 23.08.2014, 22:27

LOL. (I'm laughing, not Tony Blair's version).

OT, but if you have a moment to enrol me in the wiki I will at least have no excuse for not helping to add to it as I go through my journey. :)

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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby Jamie N » Tue 26.08.2014, 10:31

Ian Till wrote:Here is something that might well help you Jamie - found a company down here that does extrusions, but critically has a very low cost for the die that allows them to make new profiles that they don't already carry in their catalogue.

http://www.walker-rubber.co.uk/s63/Rubb ... 15044.html

They do EPDM in a few different grades and their catalogue stocked stuff is very reasonably priced.

Just thinking that getting a couple of special sections made could make seals much easier to make up from extruded rather than moulded lengths, using the same end-capping methods you are using for the side seals.

It would be a doddle to draw up a profile for the main lengths, but I don't know how you go on with making it turn corners apart obviously from making backplanes and bonding them on. It might also save you having to look for exotic profiles on rare cars in the scrappy too.

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Like I said before Ian I'm not up for mass producing seals and never have been, all I ever wanted to do was make my own car watertight and if I can share my ideas and help other people obtain that goal without too much difficulty in the process then that's brilliant, unfortunately it would appear that helping people achieve that for themselves has met with a fair bit of derision and scorn. As far as im aware only 2 people have taken on the challenge of making their own seals based on the ideas that I have went out of my way to show to people ( it was never going to be many anyway ), so why the assault on me I genuinely do not know.

But thanks for taking the time to find/post the link. Appreciated.

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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby Aaronderby » Tue 22.11.2016, 22:58

Did you make quiet a few sets of these ?
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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby Jamie N » Wed 04.01.2017, 00:22

Aaronderby wrote:Did you make quiet a few sets of these ?


Sorry Aaron, only just noticed this, the answer is no I only have a couple of pairs of that version left, I do have a very limited batch of these though...viewtopic.php?f=30&t=25201 , no idea what to with them, maybe buy some more Elans and sort them out!. :D
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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby ebguitars » Thu 12.01.2017, 17:59

Hello! I just fitted my new header seal, and it looks very nice, It was a nice fit and actually it was not has hard as I thought it would be. Thanks Jaimie for your tips and gear!

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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby par » Thu 12.01.2017, 19:46

Looks very neat, Jamies seals are a big improvement on the originals!

Some interesting cars in the background/reflection also :D
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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby Jamie N » Fri 13.01.2017, 18:42

par wrote:Some interesting cars in the background/reflection also :D


You aint kidding, Ed has some seriously nice motors but il leave it up to him if he wants to show us them!, its his seriously nice guitar collection that holds more interest for me though, I've got an invite to go to Spain anytime for a jam :D .
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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby par » Sat 14.01.2017, 00:25

You can get jam just up the road in Tesco Jamie, no need to go all the way to Spain :)
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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby HJ2 » Sat 14.01.2017, 10:18

Jamie N wrote:
par wrote:Some interesting cars in the background/reflection also :D


You aint kidding, Ed has some seriously nice motors but il leave it up to him if he wants to show us them!, its his seriously nice guitar collection that holds more interest for me though, I've got an invite to go to Spain anytime for a jam :D .


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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby Jamie N » Sat 14.01.2017, 12:23

Its no use though, I don't fly, sail, or do International road trips :-D .

Could always do a "virtual" jam, like this one... https://youtu.be/2QFgw_hs91s, seal wrangler on the green Telecaster and all parts recorded in Surrey and Fife then glued together as a "virtual" band, if you do click on the link be aware there is a small section of explicit content (not my doing!) :) .
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Re: Complete Header Seal in EPDM

Postby ebguitars » Wed 18.01.2017, 12:22

Hey Jamie, you are welcome in Madrid anytime for a good jam! Cars & Guitars!
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