Window Rubbers advice

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Window Rubbers advice

Post by Stuart Sepple » 20th June 2014 - 3:26pm

The Window Rubbers on my 73 Variant are shot and will need replacing very soon. Any comments on the best quality (re fit and longevity) around at the moment> I want to retain the chrome strips so not Cal Look rubbers.

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Re: Window Rubbers advice

Post by Chino » 20th June 2014 - 3:53pm

There's a discussion here: viewtopic.php?f=10&t=9887

Marko used a set and rates them. I've got ISP West ones (which from what I gather are the saame), which seem decent, they've been on mine 3 months so far.

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Post by Stuart Sepple » 20th June 2014 - 5:16pm

OK good start :)

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Post by Editor » 21st June 2014 - 4:37am

Alex from ISP West is here at the USA Type 3 meeting, having driven from Los Angeles to Fairport NY. He's a very knowledgeable and friendly guy, and yes he deals with Simon Kelley. It's good to meet up and chew the 'cud'. Fun to sit in on some laps at Watkins Glen as well, with Isaac from Canada in his Notchback!
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Re: Window Rubbers advice

Post by Stuart Sepple » 23rd June 2014 - 5:52pm

Simon Kelly not currently selling window or door rubbers on his Ebay shop. Have emailed him but no reply as yet.

Anyone tried the Type 3 Window rubbers Custom and Commercial are currently selling?

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Post by Marko » 23rd June 2014 - 6:28pm

Stuart Sepple wrote:Anyone tried the Type 3 Window rubbers Custom and Commercial are currently selling?
Simon supplies them! he doesn't like posting them out as it's hassle for returns or something like that, he did tell me. I emailed him through eBay and we met up at a show, £50 for 2 screen seals and the quality is great!
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Post by Stuart Sepple » 24th June 2014 - 12:35pm

Cant get hold of Simon Kelly at the moment, he hasn't replied to my Ebay email. The other option seems to be Custom & Commercial, anyone any opinions on the quality of their rubbers?

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Post by purplepeter » 24th June 2014 - 6:18pm

PM sent Stuart, With Simons Contact details!

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Post by Stuart Sepple » 2nd July 2014 - 2:32pm

thanks :D

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Post by Wireless » 3rd July 2014 - 12:08pm

ISP West may be knowledgeable guys, but they don't realise that European model 1973 Squarebacks are twin carb, I asked about a carb kit and was told my car was fuel injected...
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Post by Stuart Sepple » 3rd July 2014 - 2:18pm

The USA stopped Twin Carb Type 3's a lot earlier than Europe

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Post by Editor » 7th July 2014 - 1:04am

Always good practice with USA suppliers to give them more details than you'd expect them to need. All their models had higher spec trim like waist trim, polished quarter lights (vent-wings), sealed beam headlights, cooling fans in the airbox and other desirables, and later ones had high-backs, FI from '68 etc. Ordering the right interior items can be tricky. They're probably quite used to US folk asking for stuff that doesn't fit their car - good that they do a lot of stuff for Type 3s still.
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Re: Window Rubbers advice

Post by s.unsworth » 2nd August 2014 - 5:06pm

Got my new one from Heritage. Genuine VW part 311 845 121

Also Available from Ge Ma Classics I think but not in their ebay shop at the moment.

It`s the Driver Side bit of the metal insert I`m need for mine.

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