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Hi Richard,

mine came from Moss and were ok. I had some old new items, 5 years old, they were hard. Quality of the sheet material was low, apparently.

Waldi

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There were two types of seal provided originally I recall from selling lamp assemblies in the 70s & 80s.  The gasket could have been a long soft foam about 3/8” thick that you had to carefully bend to fit  The other was a two piece arrangement that was glued at the corner joint and was a firmer but thinner black foam.  The first type were not handed the glued one is handed.  The glued and shaped one was a lot easier to fit 

What design is sold by the specialists today?

Cheers

Peter W

 

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Hi Peter,

I had the thick one supplied in 2 pieces, it fitted well (with care) and I glued it using only a dab at the top, hoping it could drain a bit via the small bottom slit that was left.
Do not tighten the nuts in one go, but in 2 or 3 steps during a day (or two).

Waldi

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18 minutes ago, Casar66 said:

What is the meaning of "handed"?

It means the shapes are different depending on whether it is for the right-hand or left-hand side.

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2 hours ago, Waldi said:

Hi Peter,

I had the thick one supplied in 2 pieces, it fitted well (with care) and I glued it using only a dab at the top, hoping it could drain a bit via the small bottom slit that was left.
Do not tighten the nuts in one go, but in 2 or 3 steps during a day (or two).

Waldi

Sensible option from a sales point of view supplying one pack of two foams, that can be assembled for either LH or RH fitment

Peter W

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Hi Richard71

All I can say I fitted a new set of thick foam seals from either Rimmerbros or Moss and they leaked.

I had only just purchased my TR6 and it was out in all weathers.

I only found out when the new boot trim kit I had fitted got ruined, more from the petrol filler cap leaking water than just the rear light fittings.

When I fitted my first set of foam seals I put a thin bead of Arbomast Autograde sealant for windscreens between the foam seals and light fitting, but they must have still leaked.

When I replaced my boot trim kit for a second time I got a replacement set of foam seals free of charge, and this time I put a thick bead of sealant between both the light fitting and body.

I applied quiet a lot of pressure to the light fitting when in place to squeeze out the sealant to make a good seal, and kept doing up the nuts but with fingers only, it could be very easy to shear off the studs.

When I was happy I had seated the light fittings as well as possible, I put a little extra pressure on the nuts with a small spanner.

I still don't claim they are 100% leak free, but a good 95%.

The sealant is easy to clean off luckily.

If anyone thinks this is over the top, all I can say I could see the foam seals leaking but only with the boot trim kit removed.

I think with the light fitting leaking it would go unnoticed and start the body to rot in this area.

I have now cured all my TR6 leaks, like most TR’s it now lives in a garage, so owners may not know if they leak or not.

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This is a set from TRF. I had ordered something else but they sent me this by mistake. The thick gasket with the wrap around is in two pieces but bonded so it looks like it will do the job.

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