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Where are you buying new door edge, weatherstrip rubber?

Discussion in 'Factory Original Alpines & Tigers' started by jumpinjan, Feb 6, 2021.

  1. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    The door-edge weatherstrip rubber from Rick (p/n DP54) don't fit and they are not like the originals. I bought a set and they are not right at all, so I'm not installing them.
    So, any suggestions? Alpine West Midlands in the UK?
  2. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

  3. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    Thanks Dan, but it looks like the same strip that Rick sells...it's not right:
  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I will be needing some soon. I may have some from an old purchase in storage somewhere, will search to see what is different.

    Don't recall if I removed all of the original from my 3819 SIVa yet either
  5. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Check with Curt at Classic Sunbeam New York, He just may have something different....
  6. bulldurham

    bulldurham Platinum Level Sponsor

    Could that be why I am having door closing problems on my Ser.III??
  7. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Doug, Could be if the rubber is too thick !
  8. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

  9. Aladin Sane

    Aladin Sane Gold Level Sponsor

    Great, I have a set of Ricks stuff already bought, but not yet installed.
    Wayne67vert likes this.
  10. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Thought West Midlands is out of service. Sue retired...
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2021
  11. jumpinjan

    jumpinjan Bronze Level Sponsor

    If you try to install Rick's (or whoever's weatherstrip), it can ONLY install backwards and as such will not work to seal out the weather (huge gap)...it's like you might just leave it off the door! As an example, look at strips installed on the cars out there.....they are ALL installed backwards.
  12. pruyter

    pruyter Donation Time

    Although Alpine West Midlands does not exist anymore the rest of their stock is taken over by Sunbeam Spares and ordering from them one can use the parts numbers AWM used. I have done so and it works.


  13. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Sounds like a temporary thing. "As long as stocks last"...
  14. Hillman

    Hillman Gold Level Sponsor

  15. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    I have some of the stripping for one of my Projects ('SIV GT BW35) from an order back in 2009 from Sunbeam Specialties that is still wrapped up like I received it. And a piece left over from a more recent purchase (2015 ?).

    The more recent piece, even though very similar in shape and size, it is much harder and does not compress in thickness as does what is in the 2009 order. I'd say the difference is about half the compression between the two (very hard).
  16. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    I wonder if some place like Steele Rubber Products could reproduce the original for a group buy.
  17. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    COH Baines should have the correct profile
  18. Silver Creek Sunbeam

    Silver Creek Sunbeam Platinum Level Sponsor

    I’ve used these guys for a few things...not sure if what they have is different from what you got from SS but you can take a look.

    I’ve gotten a few things from them that I couldn’t get in the US.

    They are in England but reasonable on shipping times and cost.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2021
  19. bobbo

    bobbo Gold Level Sponsor

    I'll send McGregors an e-mail. See if can send a sample to me.
    If it is OK I'm going to order a set.
    Anyway if I get a sample I can tuck it in the door channel and take some photos.
  20. bobbo

    bobbo Gold Level Sponsor

    E-mail sent, asked for sample. I'll stay in touch.

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