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401/403 windscreen rubber seal

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Old 11-12-15, 12:44 AM
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Can anyone tell me where I can source the above parts?

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Old 11-12-15, 04:31 PM
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Bristol Cars will probably have these, if not try BODA they have had screen seals made for several of the cars.
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Yes, we can get these - it is a 2 part seal. There is an internal and an external strip. Ensure when fitting these that the gutter and scavenger tubes have been cleaned out. Bristol Cars, in their usual belt and braces approach, fitted gutters and scavenger tubes in the unlikely event that the screen leaked through the seals. The tubes exited any water vertically to outside the car. After all these years, many of these tubes have rotted off with unseen corrosion taking place. Hope you find this useful. John Lawley
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Old 14-12-15, 06:22 PM
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Default windscreen seal

Many thanks
I contacted Bristol Cars and they have many of the seals in stock.

In fact they are bringing in many more parts which for many years have been in long term storage so the variety of parts is greatly increasing.

I am restoring the 401 from scratch - can you tell me whether the wooden batten at the bottom of the screen is the only wooden part around the windscreen?

George

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Yes, we can get these - it is a 2 part seal. There is an internal and an external strip. Ensure when fitting these that the gutter and scavenger tubes have been cleaned out. Bristol Cars, in their usual belt and braces approach, fitted gutters and scavenger tubes in the unlikely event that the screen leaked through the seals. The tubes exited any water vertically to outside the car. After all these years, many of these tubes have rotted off with unseen corrosion taking place. Hope you find this useful. John Lawley
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Default 401/403 windscreen rubber seal

I've got the inside of NXT 655 stripped out now and dismantled the trim around the windscreen just yesterday. The "wooden batten" at the bottom is in fact two pieces. There is also a vertical piece of wood each side, and two more on top. In my case the two vertical ones will need replacing presumably due to a previous windscreen leak and the wood has rotted. Unfortunately the steel underneath has rusted through on one side (only a tiny hole) and I am now wondering if I need to remove the windscreen. The seal seems in good condition, as if it has been replaced fairly recently, and I suspect the damage was done before that. So I am wondering if I can get away with de-rusting and filling with J-B weld and leaving the windcreen well alone? If I were to weld the damage I would have to take the screen out as it is so close to it. Any thoughts?

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