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Old 02-13-2020, 10:02 AM   #301
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It's what continues to draw me to Jensen built P1800's eventhough Jensen did a horrible job of assembling them. (sooooooo much lead....)

A friend claims he has the ability to reproduce rubber seals, I'll shoot him a text and will let you know what he says.

Awesome, thanks for doing that. My other option is to send one out to www.steelerubber.com and see if they can match something.

Speaking of early stuff, yesterday I learned that the front engine crossmember and control arms on b16 amazon are the same as the Jensen 1800s

and because new page needs picture. Here is the passenger rear side vent window I pulled.
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It's what continues to draw me to Jensen built P1800's eventhough Jensen did a horrible job of assembling them. (sooooooo much lead....)
Heh, I wonder if there was a significant weight difference between the Jensen P1800 and the first 1800S cars.

I've seen *thick* lead from the factory on other types of old British cars. At least it doesn't fail like bondo, even after 50 years.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:29 AM   #303
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Spoke to my friend who makes seals and he says it's beyond his abilities.

Lead.... When I start a thread on my next P1800, you'll see just how bad it is. Door openings, all around the windshield, etc... My guess is 5-8 lbs or more per car.
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Old 02-22-2020, 01:51 AM   #304
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Spoke to my friend who makes seals and he says it's beyond his abilities.

Lead.... When I start a thread on my next P1800, you'll see just how bad it is. Door openings, all around the windshield, etc... My guess is 5-8 lbs or more per car.
thanks for asking. I talked to several sources and most people haven't even heard of these. I'm going to send one out and see if I can get something matched


switched over to the early style handles, I been meaning to do this for a while now


Installed driver rear popout, ofcourse I now need new gaskets and and door panel






took it for a drive and some sunset photos. The rear window blows lots of cold air, it's going to be great in the summer. I just love the way it looks








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Old 02-22-2020, 02:17 AM   #305
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Here's another source of rubber seals. They'll send you 3" samples to try. The catalog has good drawings of cross sections, too!

http://www.restorationspecialties.com/
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If the inner panel trim is at all salvageable (even temporarily) peel it off and use the rotted fiberboard as a template to cut a new one. Reattach trim, wait for something better.
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Old 02-23-2020, 11:35 PM   #307
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Here's another source of rubber seals. They'll send you 3" samples to try. The catalog has good drawings of cross sections, too!

http://www.restorationspecialties.com/
sweet i'll check them out

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ehh new ones are $93 each and super nice. Will just order some

and because pictures - I love late winder and spring around here. The blossoms are super early because no rain... will probably be terrible for farmers



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Looking good! I'm really digging the wheel/tire combo. Classy rig.
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Great build, and fantastic work trying to put everything back to the way it should be. Just got done reading the entire thread, bravo!
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Old 04-10-2020, 01:18 AM   #310
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Great build, and fantastic work trying to put everything back to the way it should be. Just got done reading the entire thread, bravo!
Thank you both.

I have been busy working on other cars and doing some random remodeling so I haven't made time to work on this car in a while

I finally got around to rebuilding the rear seat bottom. Car came to me with a coupe rear seat bottom - they are wider and the structure is entirely different. Please keep in mind that because I didn't yet order new rear seat covers, I used the old coupe cover, with old foam... TEMPORARY PERMANENT

It's surprising how hard the sedan rear bottoms are to find.
One on left was completely falling apart, one on right was full of rat ****


both sides are exactly the same


made the center part out of some home remodel leftovers


glued carpet on where the springs sit - factory used some soft stuff similar to what you would put under a residential carpet. I figured this was stronger


Then I started to staple away, hard to get to the center springs. Factory also used staples. I recreated the gap at the bottom, both of my seats had it, maybe for fabric to have a place to fit


There's 3-4 springs on the side that I could not get with my stapler, I just used cable hold downs. looks like **** but it's plenty strong, plus it's what I had on hand.


test fitting - success


Then came the temp job, used a towel instead of horsehair, and reused the coupe cover but tucked it in on the sides. Looks like crap but at least the seat functions for now.




does anyone know where I can get the rubber piece that goes around the seat bottom ?



I also started to working on a spare nose piece I have. Someone took a mid model one and added tabs (poorly) to make the late model grill fit

I got it sand blasted


minor dent and the TERRIFIC job by previous owner


PO also added a drain hole, theres some minor rust spots on bottom corner


after primer I cut the tabs off and welded the holes, straightened out a few spots also








quick primer before bondo


bondo time



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Garage door weatherstripping
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Old 04-10-2020, 01:25 AM   #312
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get out Jimmy!..not even close

you can see kind of how it looks - black piece on right
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Old 04-10-2020, 01:50 AM   #313
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I may have that piece here, I think it's been moved 49 times around the garage. Is it the same as the 2 door version ?
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Actually having drain holes will keep the water from just laying in the bottom of the nose piece and rotting, because it will drain out. I drilled three holes in mine right at the very lowest point, works well. JMO
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Actually having drain holes will keep the water from just laying in the bottom of the nose piece and rotting, because it will drain out. I drilled three holes in mine right at the very lowest point, works well. JMO
I drilled a hole in the very center on the bottom at the lowest point of mine as well. I noticed it kept filling with water, not anymore!
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Old 04-10-2020, 07:39 PM   #317
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I may have that piece here, I think it's been moved 49 times around the garage. Is it the same as the 2 door version ?
thank you for mailing it to me

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I drilled a hole in the very center on the bottom at the lowest point of mine as well. I noticed it kept filling with water, not anymore!
but there's already a factory drain hole ?



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today got headlight buckets and heater box powdercoated

the springs to adjust are a huge pain to install, I wonder how they did it at the factory. Took me forever to install them correctly

adjustment bolts, cleaned - you can see a dirty one


these are the springs - make sure they are all facing this way


done


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what glue/adhesive do you use to secure all the heater box gaskets ?

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Old 04-12-2020, 12:08 PM   #320
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Same putty you use for the fenders.

RV Butyl tape, it's $10 for a roll that may be enough for the 55 heater boxes you now own.
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Same putty you use for the fenders.

RV Butyl tape, it's $10 for a roll that may be enough for the 55 heater boxes you now own.
That part I got but for the little vents in the boxes ?
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Nevermind, saw that you said the gaskets and not the box edges. Use 3M glue: P/N 08008 it's the weatherstrip and gasket adhesive. $10-$13 in most auto parts store.
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Did that clock bulb condom work out?
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Did you get my box ? I sent Vodka to PA that same day and it got there yesterday
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I still need to get one. Im sure it will work fine - Toyota used those

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Been keeping away from this car - still drive it all the time just haven't been able to work on it much. Getting loads of parts ready for installation


decided to get my parts powdercoated in "primer" Ends up being cheaper/easier/faster - (dash was maybe $20)

I ordered a dash pad replacement back in march but then decided to just redo the whole dash, steering column --- so much for keeping it simple

coated in grey. I just finished sanding it in 400. I decided to place the clock like the original 57 model - right of the radio and no grab handle

what adhesive is recommended to glue the dash pad in place?
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got the front crossmember welded up - speed holes because of just how fast this thing goes. It came to me like this. (actually it was the only straight one I had at the time and after talking to my engineer friend who has been building race cars/bikes since the 60s he said it will still be strong enough - but he wants me to build a whole new xmember along with CAs) stock is 32lbs, this welded up was a tad under 30
we'll see




PC in primer - needs some body work still



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