Sealing rear of window frames

Discuss Bodywork problems here.
Forum rules
By using this site, you agree to our rules. Please see: Terms of Use
Post Reply
culp
Minor Fan
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:55 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Sealing rear of window frames

Post by culp »

Hello, I've fitted the stainless steel window frames to the doors on my 1970 Traveller. I'm aware that this is going to leak at the spot where the rear of the stainless frame goes into the door shell. I had some perished bits of rubber when I took the door apart which I assume were the seal for this part.

Does anyone have any pictures or references of what this part of the car is supposed to look like
Morris Minor door window frame to door shell join
Morris Minor door window frame to door shell join
PXL_20220629_123336863.jpg (424.77 KiB) Viewed 354 times
King Kenny
Minor Fan
Posts: 142
Joined: Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:01 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: Sealing rear of window frames

Post by King Kenny »

I ame a cheapskate and used a piece of inner tube to make a seal.
IMG_5495.jpg
IMG_5495.jpg (76.58 KiB) Viewed 352 times
1969 Traveller in Almond green. Owned since 1979.
ManyMinors
Minor Legend
Posts: 2417
Joined: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:41 am
MMOC Member: No

Re: Sealing rear of window frames

Post by ManyMinors »

Good job! That looks very similar to the original ones on my car.
culp
Minor Fan
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:55 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Sealing rear of window frames

Post by culp »

aaaaah! 8)

much obliged for the photo
53lake
Minor Friendly
Posts: 83
Joined: Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:19 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: Sealing rear of window frames

Post by 53lake »

I had the same issue. The part is not available anywhere that I could find. My blue '62 saloon has the original (painted over) seals, like this. I cut a bit of the bonnet seal rubber to make new ones for my '68 Traveller, like this. The profile was about right, and it worked pretty well.
IMG_5506.jpg
IMG_5506.jpg (467.74 KiB) Viewed 333 times
IMG_5505.jpg
IMG_5505.jpg (343.84 KiB) Viewed 333 times
IMG_5504.jpg
IMG_5504.jpg (346.72 KiB) Viewed 333 times
culp
Minor Fan
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:55 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Sealing rear of window frames

Post by culp »

right, thanks for the advice, now all I have to do is make it! I have an old inner tube so fingers crossed :D
panky
Minor Legend
Posts: 1866
Joined: Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:12 pm
MMOC Member: No

Re: Sealing rear of window frames

Post by panky »

I used Sugru which is an mouldable, air setting rubber compound to make a fillet around the frame. I didn't do the neatest job so will probably re-do it in the future.

Image

Image
Image
culp
Minor Fan
Posts: 159
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:55 pm
MMOC Member: Yes

Re: Sealing rear of window frames

Post by culp »

Nice one thanks, looks pretty neat to me!
Post Reply