Design & Production of Quarter Light Rubber Seals
We were asked to produced replacement quarter light window seals for a 1967 Lotus Elan undergoing extensive restoration.
With no existing drawings or press moulds available, we worked with the old rubber seal as a template and produced new drawings and tools to create the replacement parts.
This was a very limited requirement with just two seals produced – a right and left handed version for each side of the car.
The Lotus Elan project illustrates the typical requirements of this sector where classic vehicle components are generally manufactured to order, to very small quantities and with a lack of original drawings and tools for reference. We design and manufacture various rubber components for classic car restoration, working with classic bus restoration projects providing products such as seals and brake components and we manufactured rubber seals for the Peppercorn Class Locomotive ‘Tornado’ project – the first new steam loco manufactured in the UK for half a century. We understand the needs of the classic vehicle restorer and our flexible approach enables us to provide precision component solutions for all aspects of this specialist activity.