hello all, I own an early '62 Vitesse 6 convertible and need to replace the window aperture inner and outer seals. The car is several years post restoration and had new seals fitted then but I never saw the originals, hence the following enquiry.
Can someone please advise whether the outer seal goes the length of the door top (under the quarter vent) or is trimmed to stop at the quarter vent? If it goes all the way does it need to be trimmed down so that the vent opens clear of the seal?
Currently they go all the way and are not trimmed and the vents foul the top of the seal, which is problematic when closing them.
Original seals went the entire length of the door, including under the vent window framing, but they were trimmed down somewhat so as not to foul the vent window itself. Unfortunately, I don't have a good photo, but perhaps someone else will?
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a trick i use is tie a length of cotton to the clips so when it flies off you can retrieve it
also with 6 pair of hands you need a simple hook tool to pull the clip upwards (made from sheet strip.) while pulling the clip up knock the seal down with a wooden drift and small hammer, this seats the seal fully down and clip fully up, some supplied clips are to small, the old green ones work best as replacement seals are much thicker than the originals pete
1964 1600 Vitesse 6 Cactus and Black , now sold now have T2000 Mk2 saloon in French Blue/grey trim been restored without running since 1997 now has power steering ,poly bushed and Alfa 156 seats location Luton