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  • Bakdraft007
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    Originally posted by DJT View Post
    Great thread, I had considered drilling out the pin but wondered if the force of the hinge would create havoc

    Fpr nowI have enough jobs on... still good to see how its done!

    Dave

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  • DJT
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    Read this thread:

    https://www.socforum.com/forum/forum...ghlight=roller

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  • new to this
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    Originally posted by Bakdraft007 View Post
    Argh..... This boot seal thing.

    First I bought one from Paddock (not having read this thread) Well it raised the boot all round but worse.. see what it did to my hinges

    IMG_1560.JPG

    OK, so then I saw this post and thought aha... I need one from LD... It arrived and looked... well almost identical to the paddock one, but never mind I fitted it... Well its was just the same fit and problem as the paddock one.

    I shaved off all of the rubber tubing back almost to the metal gripper and although its OK at the back its still pround at the hinges area...

    So , so far I have paid 50 for seals that do not fit... feeling not so happy as I still now need to go and buy another that does work....

    I don't think I can do much with the bent hinge pins as they are welded in place... just hope they don't fall off

    I will let you know what does work when I find one.....

    Dave
    The boot hinge rollers bend because they have not been oiled so they stick and rust,the rollers are there to hold the boot lid open and not fall on your head when getting bits out of the boot

    Dave

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  • Lingen
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    I can confirm that the boot lid seal I bought years ago from SOC Spares, is a perfect fit, and I suspect LD Parts and Paddock sell the same one. In which case there may be a problem with the boot lid, or the height of the metal strip to which the seal fitted.
    Mike.

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  • garyf
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    Originally posted by Bakdraft007 View Post
    Argh..... This boot seal thing.

    First I bought one from Paddock (not having read this thread) Well it raised the boot all round but worse.. see what it did to my hinges

    IMG_1560.JPG

    OK, so then I saw this post and thought aha... I need one from LD... It arrived and looked... well almost identical to the paddock one, but never mind I fitted it... Well its was just the same fit and problem as the paddock one.

    I shaved off all of the rubber tubing back almost to the metal gripper and although its OK at the back its still pround at the hinges area...

    So , so far I have paid 50 for seals that do not fit... feeling not so happy as I still now need to go and buy another that does work....

    I don't think I can do much with the bent hinge pins as they are welded in place... just hope they don't fall off

    I will let you know what does work when I find one.....

    Dave
    My hinge rollers are exactly the same.
    They have been like itsince 2017 when I got the car so will probably be ok
    My boot lid shut perfectly with no seal
    I have 3 seals so I might cut some of the round bit off the top one of them and see if that works
    I will let you know how it goes

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  • Bakdraft007
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    Argh..... This boot seal thing.

    First I bought one from Paddock (not having read this thread) Well it raised the boot all round but worse.. see what it did to my hinges

    IMG_1560.JPG

    OK, so then I saw this post and thought aha... I need one from LD... It arrived and looked... well almost identical to the paddock one, but never mind I fitted it... Well its was just the same fit and problem as the paddock one.

    I shaved off all of the rubber tubing back almost to the metal gripper and although its OK at the back its still pround at the hinges area...

    So , so far I have paid 50 for seals that do not fit... feeling not so happy as I still now need to go and buy another that does work....

    I don't think I can do much with the bent hinge pins as they are welded in place... just hope they don't fall off

    I will let you know what does work when I find one.....

    Dave
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  • Jeff
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    That's the one Dave.

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  • new to this
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    Originally posted by Jeff View Post
    You're correct Dave, the front just needs pulling down. The striker plate is fully adjusted so it looks like the holes need to be opened up to allow more movement.
    Jeff

    the plate at the back off the striker plate is the bit that moves around,as you said theres know more adjustment your have the elongate the holes in the striker plate to give more adjustment

    Dave

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  • Jeff
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    You're correct Dave, the front just needs pulling down. The striker plate is fully adjusted so it looks like the holes need to be opened up to allow more movement.

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  • new to this
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    Originally posted by Jeff View Post

    Hi Dave, Yes original as far as I know and fits perfect without the seal. When I resprayed it, I should have checked and adjusted the lid over a piece of wood to bend it a little as it's only proud where the chrome strip meets the horseshoes therefore highlighting the problem.

    Jeff.
    Jeff

    So its only proud at the front end of the boot,have you tiried adjusting the lock striker plate

    Dave

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  • DJT
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    Originally posted by Goldstar View Post

    That's where SOC Spares source theirs apparently, cheaper too when I last looked.
    https://socspares.co.uk/store/body-s...-lid-seal.html

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  • Goldstar
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    Originally posted by wilf View Post
    I have always used C O H Baines for parts like this, and they seem to have one very similar to the above:

    https://coh-baines.co.uk/product/dx-...ught-excluder/
    That's where SOC Spares source theirs apparently, cheaper too when I last looked.

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  • wilf
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    I have always used C O H Baines for parts like this, and they seem to have one very similar to the above:

    https://coh-baines.co.uk/product/dx-...ught-excluder/

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  • Jeff
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    Originally posted by new to this View Post

    Jeff

    Is it an original boot lid or aftermarket,whats the fit like without the rubber seal fitted,there is some adjustment on the boot hinges

    Dave
    Hi Dave, Yes original as far as I know and fits perfect without the seal. When I resprayed it, I should have checked and adjusted the lid over a piece of wood to bend it a little as it's only proud where the chrome strip meets the horseshoes therefore highlighting the problem.

    Jeff.

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  • steve.n
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    Do the seals have holes punched in the inner face? These allow air out when the seal is compressed. If not they can be made with the type of tool used to make holes in leather etc.
    Steve

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