Sliding door middle hinge seal

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vialde
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Sliding door middle hinge seal

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Hello,  

I'm doing some maintenance on my sliding door, the middle hinge was actually popping out because of a worn guide _and_30 some odd years of grease and dirt in the channel.  When I removed the hinge from the door, I discovered that it looked nothing like the hinges I've seen in the videos I'm watching. I now understand what "early' means.  So I've got an early '83 t25...great.  when I removed the hinge there was a seal or boot that looked like it was made of foam, it was actually perished rubber, that came out with it and promptly disintegrated into dust.  I'm struggling to find a replacement, there's no mention anywhere online or in the shops as far as I can tell.  Anyone have any experience with these?


Cheers,

Cary
1983 T25 RHD 1.9 WBX 4 speed

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seal is nla, just get some foam closure tape and make one, closure tape is self adhesive on one side 10mm would probably be the right size

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Hey guys,

Just hijacking this if poss. Did it look something like the below? Trying to find the rusted part here to replace. 

Cheers if you catch this.
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Rub-a-DUBDUB wrote: 16 Feb 2021, 22:41 Hey guys,

Just hijacking this if poss. Did it look something like the below? Trying to find the rusted part here to replace. 

Cheers if you catch this.
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Here’s what you need

https://www.alanhschofield.com/ourparts ... 1254U.html

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Thank you mate.

Does the U chanel slot onto the van? Or screw/glue it?

Imagine I'll find a vid somewhere but thought I'd ask.

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it is spot welded to the main part, the complete outer sill on the sliding door is made up iirc of either 11 or 17 bits of metal welded together to make one assembly

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