Rear door & tailgate seals

In order to survive the wet season out-of-doors, all of the perished rubber door seals were replaced. The rear “cat-flap” door is similar to the front in that the seals have a metal strip down the centre and holes through every few inches, but must be drilled elsewhere to align accurately with the existing holes in the body. After trimming the strips to length, closed-ended blind pop rivets are used to fasten them into the channels around the opening.

The bump-stops and three lower pieces for the tailgate are thicker and have a different profile and must be held with longer rivets or small bolts as required. Most of the old seals had completely lost their rubber and were down to the metal strip alone.

…and just in time too!