Post by rollinsbondbug on Mar 13, 2019 11:27:34 GMT
First post on the forum, now at the completion stages of restoring our bug, we have hit a problem with getting the windscreen in. We have the screen but no rubber and we are struggling to find a rubber suitable that we can get to fit.
Has anyone had this problem before? Does anyone know where i can get a rubber to fir or know of an equivalent?
I took the easy route...I took the canopy to the RAC windshields and they cut and fitted a screen and used their own rubber. They used laminated glass and the jobs a good one. It cost around £100 some 8years ago.
I've never dealt with any of these firms so can't make any specific recommendation, but as with all other parts-bin parts in the UK 70s motor trade, I'd imagine the seal used by Reliant was the same as produced for many other car makers of the time.
I have dug out my original rubbers for front and rear. They differ but as I need some myself I will contact Eastkent and Woolies as I have used both before and get a sample off for comparison and replacement. I will let you know.
Post by rollinsbondbug on Mar 14, 2019 12:12:42 GMT
Thanks for your help, the problem we have is that we do not have any of the original rubber for a comparison to a new rubber from one of these manufacturers. Does anyone have a picture of original seal or could point me in the right direction of the correct profile we will need?
As an aside I wrote twice to kent trim supplies. On both occasions my e mails were ignored. Woolies responded within 24 hours.
It really bugs me (no pun intended)in these days of instant messaging- folks cant be bothered to help out. Now my recomendations for the trim we require will go to Woolies.
I share your sentiments on this one, Ivan. Sadly many businesses set up their web sites with loads of channels of communication but then simply forget to check them each day - if ever! The on-line enquiry box built in to the web site is typical - in my experience these are virtually never effective. In practice by far the best approach is to phone first, even if only to get a human being to tell you his email address (which is *never* just "info@...", which of course is never checked !!).
By phoning you know immediately whether or not your enquiry arrived, and often whether or not you are talking to the right person to help you. My experience is that most of the smaller firms are in fact very enthusiastic about their products, and a simple "have you got X in stock?" often turns into a 5 minute chat that turns up all sorts of trade inside knowledge you'd be hard put to find any other way - this in addition to answering your primary enquiry.
I always remember the very sound advice from Bob Hoskins' BT advert years ago - [jacktheladcockneyaccent/on] "It's good ter torque".
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