Rear lamp Seals and Marker light seals

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Rear lamp Seals and Marker light seals

Post by jifflemon » Mon Jul 04, 2022 7:58 pm

So......

Long time members may recall the Little shop of horrors, but during lockdown, and the Rescue revival, it became a little bit apparent that there was more stuff needed that couldn't be got as easily now thanks to us no longer being part of Europe.

So, to further add to my loss making venture, I decided to get rear lamp seals and rear marker light seals reproduced. The process is very straight forward. You have a tool created, then use that tool to press out your seals in your material of choice. Woo hoo, I hear the bank calling, this time next year rodders etc etc etc

For the rear lense seals, this was quite simple. Hand them over a pair of lamps, lots of lumps of old seals to give them a rough idea what they're dealing with, and many, many months later (remember, this was in lockdown!), you're asked to select your material of choice (6mm EPDM foam if you're interested), they then press you some seals....

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Which fit rather lovely.....

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You then, obviously, have to test them on many random folks (I thank you all) to ensure they fit and work as expected.

The marker seals were a tad more interesting...

Firstly, you're not sealing against a flat piece of metal. So in order to make a tool, 3D scanning needed to be employed. Pop the marker out, drive down and let them scan away?

In the words of Miss Minogue "I should be so Lucky"

"can you give us a section of wing?" :shock:

Anyhoo.......

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The small dots are what the scanner picks up, allowing the whole thing to be accurately modelled in 3d; they scan it with the market lamp in, and the marker light out, they scan the marker light itself, thus allowing a super accurate model to be made, and thus, a perfect tool to be produced.

And with a perfect tool, you can make perfect seals.

Now, in true "get poor slowly" fashion, both of these products will be being sold at cost price, because, after the expense of having a tool made, the next expense is the material they're pressed from. Which you buy in Rolls - BIG ROLLS, which means that even if I supplied a set of seals to every 480 owner in the country, I'd still have spares.....

So,
a pair of rear light seals will cost you £15
a pair of Side marker seals will cost you £20

I'll be bringing sets to any meets if people want to see them before buying, or want to save postage.

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Re: Rear lamp Seals and Marker light seals

Post by jamescarruthers » Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:17 pm

And this, Jeff, is why we fuc*ing love you!
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J449 MNL -- ES auto
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Re: Rear lamp Seals and Marker light seals

Post by Alan 480 » Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:27 pm

all ofwhich assumes that you can remove the lens in the first place, mine appear to be held in 'rather securely' even after the removal of the obvious bolts and the 'not so' one at the top outer corner...
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Re: Rear lamp Seals and Marker light seals

Post by jifflemon » Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:38 pm

Alan 480 wrote:
Mon Jul 04, 2022 8:27 pm
all ofwhich assumes that you can remove the lens in the first place, mine appear to be held in 'rather securely' even after the removal of the obvious bolts and the 'not so' one at the top outer corner...
A hairdryer is your friend here..... Gently warm up the surrounding areas. Don't go too hot in any area, but half an hour or so of warming and most sealants are ready to give up

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Re: Rear lamp Seals and Marker light seals

Post by Jay-Kay-Em » Tue Jul 05, 2022 7:42 am

Hi Jeff,

Thanks for all your work. Put me down for a pair of side marker seals for my next swedish meatball run :wink:

Would be great to do a side-by-side comparison with what I already have.

Kind Regards,

J.
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Re: Rear lamp Seals and Marker light seals

Post by balto8 » Tue Jul 12, 2022 9:51 am

Top job. Plus far more decent prices than some other Dutch gentelman charges for them.

Count me in for a set of each, I'll PM you.
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Re: Rear lamp Seals and Marker light seals

Post by Ortovox77 » Mon Sep 05, 2022 11:30 am

This is really nice work that you share with the fellow 480 owners.
I would love to buy a pair of the rear lamp seals if you send to Sweden.
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Re: Rear lamp Seals and Marker light seals

Post by jifflemon » Mon Sep 05, 2022 2:38 pm

Happy to post to any member who needs them!

I may try and setup a European distribution point to make it slightly easier.....

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