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 Post subject: Window weatherstrips
PostPosted:Sat May 01, 2021 10:57 pm 
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One of the metal clips for the outer weather strip on the nearside passenger door has parted company with the door. The strip is sitting up at the front and it is letting water in.

So the question is how to replace this and where to get new clips and seals?

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 Post subject: Re: Window weatherstrips
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/371845087868 ... SwUKxYg08g

But you really need the tool, unless you've a screwdriver you can bend right:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284269073821 ... Sw241YdQcX

Even then, it's a job I really don't like. I'd almost rather take the winder and glass out.

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 Post subject: Re: Window weatherstrips
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I favour the weatherstrips sold by Fitchetts for Triumph Spitfire. They are too long, but easily cut down to fit. Crucially they have the cast in recesses of the OE part that make clip fitting easy.

Clips can be had from a number of sellers including Fitchetts, no worries there. BTW the ones shown in Graham's first link are inner strip clips (GHF 1582) and not the ones you need for the outers which is GHF 1580.

Actually fitting them needs practice and patience but is not really tricky if you have quality parts. I use a Herald/Spitfire front wishbone shim (less than £1, also from Fitchetts) as a clip fitting tool grasped firmly in a mole grip and initially fit the clips to the doors with a thin, flat nosed pliers, then holding each clip up individually with the tool, starting at one end push the strip into the clip with thumb pressure a bit till all clips are engaged, then go back and push each down fully. I like to do this with the doorcard removed, just in case I lose a clip in the door bottom, but it doesn't happen much these days. I can usually fit all 4 strips in 30 mins and never lose a clip.

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'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

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The 16v Slant 4 engine is more fun than the 3.5 V8, because you mostly drive it on the upslope of the torque curve.

Factory 1977 TR7 Sprint FHC VVC 697S (Now all of, but still needs putting together)
B&Y 73 Dolomite Sprint UVB 274M (kids!)
1970 Maroon 13/60 Herald Convertable (wife's fun car).


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 Post subject: Re: Window weatherstrips
PostPosted:Sun May 02, 2021 6:45 pm 
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I favour the weatherstrips sold by Fitchetts for Triumph Spitfire. They are too long, but easily cut down to fit. Crucially they have the cast in recesses of the OE part that make clip fitting easy.

Clips can be had from a number of sellers including Fitchetts, no worries there. BTW the ones shown in Graham's first link are inner strip clips (GHF 1582) and not the ones you need for the outers which is GHF 1580.

Actually fitting them needs practice and patience but is not really tricky if you have quality parts. I use a Herald/Spitfire front wishbone shim (less than £1, also from Fitchetts) as a clip fitting tool grasped firmly in a mole grip and initially fit the clips to the doors with a thin, flat nosed pliers, then holding each clip up individually with the tool, starting at one end push the strip into the clip with thumb pressure a bit till all clips are engaged, then go back and push each down fully. I like to do this with the doorcard removed, just in case I lose a clip in the door bottom, but it doesn't happen much these days. I can usually fit all 4 strips in 30 mins and never lose a clip.

Steve
Thanks for the help. Quick question, Fitchetts only have weatherstrip for the R/H side available and I am doing a nearside door. Can I cut up the R/H strip to fit?


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PostPosted:Sun May 02, 2021 10:08 pm 
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I favour the weatherstrips sold by Fitchetts for Triumph Spitfire. They are too long, but easily cut down to fit. Crucially they have the cast in recesses of the OE part that make clip fitting easy.

Clips can be had from a number of sellers including Fitchetts, no worries there. BTW the ones shown in Graham's first link are inner strip clips (GHF 1582) and not the ones you need for the outers which is GHF 1580.

Actually fitting them needs practice and patience but is not really tricky if you have quality parts. I use a Herald/Spitfire front wishbone shim (less than £1, also from Fitchetts) as a clip fitting tool grasped firmly in a mole grip and initially fit the clips to the doors with a thin, flat nosed pliers, then holding each clip up individually with the tool, starting at one end push the strip into the clip with thumb pressure a bit till all clips are engaged, then go back and push each down fully. I like to do this with the doorcard removed, just in case I lose a clip in the door bottom, but it doesn't happen much these days. I can usually fit all 4 strips in 30 mins and never lose a clip.

Steve
Thanks for the help. Quick question, Fitchetts only have weatherstrip for the R/H side available and I am doing a nearside door. Can I cut up the R/H strip to fit?
Yeah, no problem, to fit it best, you need to cut a bit off each end to make the clip recesses match up right.

Steve

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'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine (The Dolomega)
'72 Triumph 1500FWD in Slate Grey

Maverick Triumph, Servicing, Repairs, Electrical, Recomissioning, MOT prep, Trackerjack brake fitting service.
Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 50 years. PM for more info or quotes.


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