Could anyone point me in the right direction for this upgrade?
Thanks in advance.
I have recently bought seal strips with the intension of fitting them to fit partially ontop of the original wide chrome strip.
The MkII has its door seal rubbers to seal between the outer edge of the door and door reveal, this can close off the drain holes at the bottom of the door. The original idea was that small plates were used on the bottom of the doors at the drain holes to deflect the seal and allow the doors to drain.
I have never seen these for sale and can't remember if I saw a picture of them, but I made a small set of dies and pressed some out of thin stainless steel. They are still in place and the holes are clear, but not all the water gets away and so rots the door.
1961 3.8 MkII manual, Indigo blue, nolonger runs on LPG, everything else uprated
While the 340/240 system was an improvement on the original, it's no match to modern car systems.
I agree with Brian, better make sure the water when it does get in can get out, followed by regular applications of Waxoil etc. Only additional suggestion I'd have is to add a couple of extra drains at each corner, as pointed out is where the door will start to go.
I will inspect the inside of the doors during the winter, last time was about 5 years ago and whilst there was no rust there was leaf/tree autumn debris which was small enough to get past the brush strip.
The restorer had poured waxoyl into the doors (1999) and this puddled in the corners but all of the holes were clear so no problems at that time. Expecting some rust but hate the thought of window water just pouring through the doors.
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