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Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby fistfullofV5's » Tue Dec 12, 2017 8:47 pm

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?
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Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby droopsnoot » Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:09 am

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.
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Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby fistfullofV5's » Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:03 am

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.
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Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby Fred Dukes » Fri Dec 29, 2017 6:07 pm

If you get frustrated trying to mould some new ones I can probably find you 4 s/h usable ones :P
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Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby fistfullofV5's » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:48 am

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.
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Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby vivamad » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:23 pm

Did you manage to get these made? I need a set for my HC but cant find any anywhere.
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Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby rizzo » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:30 pm

I need some for my HB aswel but think they are different, don't suppose they are available either :?:
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Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby BobbyMel » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:45 pm

I think David Maxwell is making some
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Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby rizzo » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:28 pm

Are they the same as HC Bob?
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Re: Bonnet alignment rubbers

Postby BobbyMel » Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:31 pm

I think David said they are, if not, there isn't much difference
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