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Postby tzorzo » 20 Dec 2017 01:13

Phil.
tony@f1realestate.com.au
I am organising shipment from my manufacturer around Feb 18,
What I do need in mean time is exact measurements for original DHC seal and photo of the ends to see of they are sealed off. I plan to have some of these made and cut to exact size. Are you able to assist?
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Postby UKPhilTR7 » 21 Dec 2017 11:52

Cheers guys, I will make contact with both sides.
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Postby sydney.wedgehead » 06 Jan 2018 07:06

Tony,

I posted the original picture you referenced with dimensions. i.e.
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The shot is of original BL Au delivered door seals fitted to '78-80 FHC coupes. I am certain the pic is correct as I had three unrestored vehicles to compare the profile.

The lower outboard tube helped get a full seal, particularly around the upper rear section of the FHC doors.

The inner tube helped maintain a seal in the lower forward three-quarter section, e.g., where the occupant's heal tends to drag and tear the outer seal during entry and exit.

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Postby tzorzo » 06 Jan 2018 09:46

Cheers Owen look forward to catching up soon,
Re-manufacture as per original specs placed this evening for a modest number of both FHC & DHC seals, should be available late February.
The 2 samples I had commissioned are a high quality rubber expertly sealed at the corners,FHC, these seals should not disappoint TR7 owners looking for seals close to the original product.
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Postby UKPhilTR7 » 26 Feb 2018 07:08

Guys, it has been a bit of time since I last read this so was wondering how things were going.
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Re: TR7 Door Seals

Postby tzorzo » 09 Mar 2018 09:45

At long last door seals have arrived.
I am now able to supply a limited number of FHC & DHC seals made to original specs.
FHC seals cut at right angles and vulcanized at manufacture giving a professional finish.
Cost is per set, does not include shipping.
FHC AUD$185
DHC AUD$165
Shipping within 3 days of payment.
Email- tony@f1realestate.com.au
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Re: TR7 Door Seals

Postby sbs » 12 Mar 2018 07:11

Mentioned a few times already in the thread, but here's the direct link:
http://www.macgregorukcarparts.com/cate ... -door.html

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Re: TR7 Door Seals

Postby Beans » 12 Mar 2018 20:02

sbs wrote:Mentioned a few times already ...

Thanks for the link, might be helpful in case I won't find anything locally.
I'll be visiting Techno Classica in Essen (Germany) next week, and I might even find a decent alternative there.
I'll keep you posted :wink:
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Postby Peter Nuss » 12 Mar 2018 20:49

I'm not sure I'm getting this right. Tony has invested his time and his money to have original style FHC seals made, which are not available. Yet people keep trying to push people towards the seals in Canada that neither look original or fit that well. If you like the seals in Canada, great buy them or someone else's. But, why troll this thread by keep mentioning the seals that are neither original looking or fit that well here? I've installed the seals from Canada, on a TR7 coupe, I'm wasn't too happy with them for the reasons mentioned.

I'm amazed anyone tries to reproduce quality parts for these cars. Yet alone use his post to push someone else's products. And yeah, I bought two pairs of Tony's FHC seals and if they are like the pictures, I'll buy more. Because I appreciate someone going thru all the effort to get a high quality part in my hands.
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Re: TR7 Door Seals

Postby FI Spyder » 13 Mar 2018 16:14

This is one of the parts that are best to spend more money on to get the original quality part. To replace the driver door seal on my Spider I got a good used one from one of the two UK companies that specialise in TR7/8's. I would be interested in original quality set some time in the future for my Tumeric TR7 when I get to that point. It is good to know of other suppliers that don't have original quality parts so you don't waste money on them.
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Postby DNK » 13 Mar 2018 20:34

I understand Peter's point and all I can say is MacGregor's seals are the best for the TR3-6 but have no idea for the Wedge.
Have no idea about the UK ones
So if someone has both please post
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Re: TR7 Door Seals

Postby tzorzo » 14 Mar 2018 11:25

Peter, Thank you for the support.
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Re: TR7 Door Seals

Postby Beans » 14 Mar 2018 20:58

Certainly a good effort to have them re-manufactured, and much appreciated :wink:
Problem for me is that the cost for the seal almost doubles due to the cost of shipping them to the other end of the world :shock:

So I'll first look closer to home for good quality alternatives in the next week or so.
But I'll certainly bear your offer in mind for a FHC set in case I don't find an alternative next week.
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Re: TR7 Door Seals

Postby UKPhilTR7 » 14 Mar 2018 21:27

I agree with Peter on this one. If someone has taken the time to go and get them made again to original spec, then why not support them and buy a set. I will be, I am planning to meet with Tony this Sunday to buy some fhc ones. I will let you all know how it goes, but I have great hopes that I will finally be able to throw away my old tatty set, that is currently on the car.

Finally this will be one job on the list for ages, that I hope to cross off.

I contacted macgregorukcarparts and the first thing that got me was that the price quoted had shot up from that listed on the site. I was told that the site was out of date. Then the issue of trying to get hold of them and then sort out payment. It just was getting a bit too much effort. So if we have a bit more selection of these items that are as rare as rocking horse teeth, that can only be a good thing for us all. As we know the main suppliers have not got any new ones in stock and only can supply good used sets.

P&P can be a bit of an issue. I have just ordered parts from the UK and the p&p was more than the total items, but it is one of them bitter pills we sometimes have to swallow. However, the way I would see it is that chances like this do not come around often, so grab it or you will regret it later.
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Re: TR7 Door Seals

Postby tzorzo » 15 Mar 2018 12:17

I agree, postage is an issue for us all.
What we found when Peter recently purchased was it worked out better to buy 2 sets as weight was just shy of 5kgs so postage came in at approx $50 per set as opposed to $80 for one set. So best option is a joint purchase with another owner.
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