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Bonnet alignment rubbers

PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:47 pm
by fistfullofV5's
Hi all, I'm looking for new bonnet alignment rubbers like this one from my Firenza.
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If I've not used the correct name there's 4 of them that push into slots in the wing rails and align the bonnet. Are they available at all, or will I have to take a moulding of my best one and make my own? I've seen Ford Escort ones, but they'd need modifying to suit I think as they fit horizontally not vertically as in the Firenza. Porsche 944 one's look very similar to the Vauxhall rubbers but I've only seen them listed from the US making them pricey.
Any suggestions?
Regards, Dave.

Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:09 am
by droopsnoot
I've looked at making a mould, but just haven't had the time to do it. I didn't get as far as looking for other cars with something similar, mainly as I'd just about managed to scratch four together for the hatch - if I hadn't, I'd have done the mould rather than make something else fit, I think, or maybe try to cut some from solid rubber pieces.

Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

PostPosted: Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:03 am
by fistfullofV5's
droopsnoot wrote:I've looked at making a mould, but just haven't had the time to do it. I didn't get as far as looking for other cars with something similar, mainly as I'd just about managed to scratch four together for the hatch - if I hadn't, I'd have done the mould rather than make something else fit, I think, or maybe try to cut some from solid rubber pieces.

I think I'm going to have a go at mould making and making some replicas. Have found some hot pour moulding material called Vinamold which is available in different hardness properties I'll report back with my findings.
Regards, Dave.

Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:07 pm
by Fred Dukes
If you get frustrated trying to mould some new ones I can probably find you 4 s/h usable ones :P

Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:48 am
by fistfullofV5's
Fred Dukes wrote:If you get frustrated trying to mould some new ones I can probably find you 4 s/h usable ones :P

Thanks Fred, that's good to know. If I make a horlicks of the job I may very well be back in touch.
Regards, Dave.