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Paul Oakley
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Hi.

 

Am looking for some advice from GT6 owners regarding door seals. At the moment my mk2 only has the main door frame seal fitted and when I wash it or drive in the rain I find that the bottom of the door cards get wet.

 

I have got a couple of other seals which I bought but am unsure of where they are fitted. Looking in manuals and on the internet I cannot find any clear information about where the additional seals go or what else could be causing water to come into contact with the bottom of the door cards.

 

Any advice or photographs would be much appreciated to help me solve this problem!

 

Thanks

 

Paul

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I assume that the water is getting past the seal between door and glass. Inside the door there should be a poly sheet hanging below the glass.  this directs the water to the bottom of the door. you can also fit a poly sheet and gaffer tape the inside of the door before attaching the cards which helps.

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As well as the main door seal there is an additional seal that fits down the side of the windscreen and helps seal the quarter light. There should also be a seal along the sill. The channel for the sill seal is quite often omitted if the sills have been replaced.

 

http://www.rimmerbros.co.uk/Item--i-GRID008139

 

 

If water gets in when the car is washed it seems more likely that the water is getting past the window seal and running down the inside of the door as mishmosh suggests.

 

See also:

 

http://club.triumph.org.uk/cgi-bin/forum10/Blah.pl?m-1314974754/

 

Chris

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Thanks for the replies!

 

I am thinking now that it may be water running down the inside of the door. When the car was being restored and had new doors I cannot recall any poly sheeting being put inside. Do either of you happen to have a photo of the inside of the door showing the poly sheet? if so that would be extremely useful!

 

I think I may also do as mishmosh suggests and fix a poly sheet inside the door to protect the door card. I will also check and possibly renew the seals between the door and the glass.

 

Thanks again

 

Paul

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Although it doesn't show a Triumph door, the concept is similar to that illustrated in this VW article.

 

http://www.vw-resource.com/plastic_sheet.html

 

Rather than using Blue tac as the VW article suggests, I would use butyl mastic tape (which is specifically designed for the job - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BOLT-ON-PANEL-SEALER-BUTYL-TAPE-ROLL-STRIP-SEALANT-BONDING-CARS-BOATS-VANS-/221533973105?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3394742a71

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and not always shown is a shower curtain which is just a poly sheet held in the glass bottom runner , .it goes up down with the glass till it falls off

 

any replacement is going to be a gaffer tape repair as you don't  really want to remove the bottom glass runner 

 

this deflects a lot of  the get   inside water away from the door cards and winder mechanisms.

 

there is a proprietary  self adhesive   paper/poly mix  door carcass seal but tends to be expensive  

 

Pete

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