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1966 Vitesse Mk1 1600 Convertable Quarter Light Rubbers


martyn wright
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I suppose we have to consider ourselves lucky that theres sufficient demand to warrant getting somebody in China to manufacture items like this even if the quality might not be up to OE. They make stuff cheap over there but price is still greatly affected by volume of sales and imagine what its like trying to source stuff for an unusual vintage car! 

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47 minutes ago, martyn wright said:

Hi!  I have sent "Moss" an email?  See what happens?  Cheers

It'll be great if they have any for that price, but I searched online for 'Triumph Herald front quarterlight rubber seals' and it threw me up a photo with a link to Moss; this however takes you to the web page that quotes the price alongside the same photo. It's only at the very bottom that it states this is for an MGB. I don't think they do Herald or Vitesse parts at all, just the 'sportier' Triumphs. Even an eBay search brought up Porsche and MGB parts too, but no Vitesse.

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yes thats a long shot and difficult to verify. Wonder if its not possible to get onto a rubber seal supplier and make up something to do the job however think thats more likely for the saloon rear quarter than the front as its more complicated due to opening.....

Or Martyn your old seals cant be patched up can they?

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No its nothing spectacular just repairing split rubber seals like the Vitesse bonnet to scuttle seal, making my own front wheel arch seals from two pieces to save buying a huge piece of rubber sheet, repairing bonnet location cones (going to try making these myself next time they fail), patchless bicycle inner tube repairs, custom o rings (in fact at work it comes in long length kits which include superglue for joining) etc. The only two things it seems to stick really well are skin (what it was invented for?) and rubber.....

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You lot don't half wonder of into the twilight zone on times!  Well most of the time actually!!  I am going to clean them up and see if they can be re used!   As for "Moss"  They kindly contacted me back and said that they did some Herald/Vitesse bits but not the Front 1/4 light Rubbers.  Going up to Stoneleigh next Month so I will see what I can find?Cheers Martyn

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