East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

This is an area for discussion about Restoration issues.

East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby fistfullofV5's » Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:07 pm

Hi all, I trust that you all have had a pleasant Christmas and New Year. I have the good fortune to have a family who buys me parts for my cars rather than socks and one such gift was a rear screen seal from East Kent. I have been putting this job off as I was dreading having to cut and mitre the bottom corners. Imagine my delight when I unwrapped a one piece rear seal. When did they change over to one piece? Even their web site said it was still a cut length that you had to glue. Anyway I thought I'd share my good news, although many of you already know I'm sure.
Regards, Dave.
User avatar
fistfullofV5's
GT Viva
GT Viva
 
Posts: 356
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:58 pm
Location: North Wales

Re: East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby 1972nail » Wed Jan 02, 2019 5:58 pm

Any photos?
Editor of the VVOC Magazine ReVival

"When you have a Firenza like mine, who needs any Minis?" copyright David Maxwell 1979.
User avatar
1972nail
Old Nail
Old Nail
 
Posts: 3357
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:16 pm
Location: Ballymoney Co Antrim - some say....the World's best place to live!

Re: East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby fistfullofV5's » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:33 pm

1972nail wrote:Any photos?

Hi David, hope these upload ok.
Image
Image
Image

Image
Regards, Dave.
User avatar
fistfullofV5's
GT Viva
GT Viva
 
Posts: 356
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:58 pm
Location: North Wales

Re: East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby 1972nail » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:38 pm

That does look good. Let us all know how well it fits please.
Editor of the VVOC Magazine ReVival

"When you have a Firenza like mine, who needs any Minis?" copyright David Maxwell 1979.
User avatar
1972nail
Old Nail
Old Nail
 
Posts: 3357
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:16 pm
Location: Ballymoney Co Antrim - some say....the World's best place to live!

Re: East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby fistfullofV5's » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:41 pm

1972nail wrote:That does look good. Let us all know how well it fits please.

Will do.
Regards,Dave.
User avatar
fistfullofV5's
GT Viva
GT Viva
 
Posts: 356
Joined: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:58 pm
Location: North Wales

Re: East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby mactat2 » Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:00 pm

Hope they are doing these now really need one :D let us know how you get on with it.
cheers
mactat2
SL Viva
SL Viva
 
Posts: 89
Joined: Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:56 pm
Location: Blackpool

Re: East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby Fred Dukes » Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:39 am

The proof will be in the fitting :wink: - must admit the corners look good - if you could get the corners and some "off the roll" it may be a solution to the HC Estate rear screen rubber :goodideasign:
CHAIRMAN and general dogs body and now Acting Parts Coordinator! (again :roll: )
User avatar
Fred Dukes
Club Chairman
 
Posts: 6326
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:13 am
Location: Newport, Shropshire

Re: East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby 1972nail » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:26 pm

Fred Dukes wrote: - if you could get the corners and some "off the roll" it may be a solution to the HC Estate rear screen rubber :goodideasign:

No it wouldn't. Estate rear screen rubbers have a very special bottom corner in that the screen had 'squarish' corners but the opening in the tailgate has round corners. So the rubber has a pocket in it for the screen to sit in and a rounded inner lip to fit into the opening. It also has moulded rounded top corners to be able to fit neatly into the very tight curve of the top corners.
Editor of the VVOC Magazine ReVival

"When you have a Firenza like mine, who needs any Minis?" copyright David Maxwell 1979.
User avatar
1972nail
Old Nail
Old Nail
 
Posts: 3357
Joined: Sun Aug 07, 2011 4:16 pm
Location: Ballymoney Co Antrim - some say....the World's best place to live!

Re: East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby Fred Dukes » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:03 pm

Ok stand corrected David :roll:
CHAIRMAN and general dogs body and now Acting Parts Coordinator! (again :roll: )
User avatar
Fred Dukes
Club Chairman
 
Posts: 6326
Joined: Sun Oct 30, 2005 10:13 am
Location: Newport, Shropshire

Re: East Kent Firenza rear screen seal

Postby Icedmunkie » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:07 pm

I fitted one of these, is an ok fit but corners are not the best really... especially at the bottom on the Firenza.
I got a company to fit mine as I wanted to make sure its right. Will dig out some pictures for you all.
All Smoke...... No Poke
Icedmunkie
Brabham Viva
Brabham Viva
 
Posts: 723
Joined: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:57 pm
Location: Kemble, Gloucestershire

Next

Return to Restoration

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests