Door seals

In order to survive the wet season out-of-doors, all of the perished rubber door seals were replaced. The seals have a metal strip down the centre and holes through every few inches, but mostly must be drilled elsewhere to align accurately with the existing holes in the body. Closed-ended blind pop rivets are used to fasten the strips into the channels around the doors and then the “cat-flap” and tailgate.

The new seals are quite stiff and the doors and catches must be adjusted to accommodate them. The front lower seals are the most troublesome as they pinch and stick out when new. Taping them down for a few weeks right at the junction should train them properly. The lower front seals are also the only ones that require door removal or at least stopper/mirror removal to install.