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Post  TONYELF on Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:16 am

In July's issue of Mini World which arrived with the post today. Bill Bell of the 1959 miniregister writes about coloured door seals being used on 1959 minis and mentions that all Elfs and Hornets right through to the end of production had coloured door seals.
Can anyone confirm this?
He also says the "correct seal for 1959 cars is now available from Woolies" www.woolies-trim.co.uk
(This article is on page 15)

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Re: Coloured door seals

Post  elfgirl on Thu Apr 30, 2009 11:28 am

TONYELF wrote:In July's issue of Mini World which arrived with the post today. Bill Bell of the 1959 miniregister writes about coloured door seals being used on 1959 minis and mentions that all Elfs and Hornets right through to the end of production had coloured door seals.
Can anyone confirm this?
He also says the "correct seal for 1959 cars is now available from Woolies" www.woolies-trim.co.uk
(This article is on page 15)

I always said you could get anything from Woolies, but I didn't know that went as far as specialist parts for minis, I knew they should never have closed down Laughing
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Post  discoman41 on Fri May 01, 2009 1:03 am

TONYELF wrote:In July's issue of Mini World which arrived with the post today. Bill Bell of the 1959 miniregister writes about coloured door seals being used on 1959 minis and mentions that all Elfs and Hornets right through to the end of production had coloured door seals.
Can anyone confirm this?
He also says the "correct seal for 1959 cars is now available from Woolies" www.woolies-trim.co.uk
(This article is on page 15)

Yes Tony, I can confirm this to be true! Not only have I read it before in one of my many Mini books (will try to find the very one and scan it if I can...) but my Elf still has the original door seals (hence the boiling kettle at speed noise....!) and they are coloured to match the interior trim. And mine's a '68

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Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sun May 03, 2009 7:43 pm

JVG originally had lovely red door seals (which were still in place when the car first came my way in 1990) but these gradually fell apart and i replaced them with a good scrapyard set of black ones from a later mini. I don't really miss the proper coloured ones, but now i know they're available i may have to re-think that! Laughing
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Post  TONYELF on Sun May 03, 2009 8:44 pm

Woolies catalogue says for Red.Beige or Brown £10.76/metre
Lt blue, Black or Grey £6.36/Metre + P&P contact www.woolies-trim.co.uk for a quote incl P&P

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Post  bill773mini on Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:16 pm

TONYELF wrote:In July's issue of Mini World which arrived with the post today. Bill Bell of the 1959 miniregister writes about coloured door seals being used on 1959 minis and mentions that all Elfs and Hornets right through to the end of production had coloured door seals.
Can anyone confirm this?
He also says the "correct seal for 1959 cars is now available from Woolies" www.woolies-trim.co.uk
(This article is on page 15)

Glad some one reads these things! Laughing

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Re: Coloured door seals

Post  sebillba on Fri Feb 26, 2010 4:38 pm

Reviving an old topic....
I have looked for the coloured door seal that are original for our car but cant seem to find them on the Woolies site. Could someone point it out to me please.
Did anyone get them? Is there anywhere else that sell the coloured seal that people have found fit our cars?
Mine are on their last legs but before I have to opt for the black ones it would be great to get the matching colour seal, it looks so nice.
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Re: Coloured door seals

Post  Red Riley on Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:07 pm

Are you looking here? Aperture Seals
I assume these are the ones, but they could definitely use some clearer pictures.

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Re: Coloured door seals

Post  sebillba on Fri Feb 26, 2010 11:34 pm

yes I looked at those and they are not the same as the original.
The woven covered seal they offer I have used on my Austin A30 and is not the same as I have on the Wolseley and the other they offer is plush so again even more incorrect.
I know what I have on the car is original from new and hasnt been changed.
I suppose the woven could be a good substitute...ish
Are there any other companies people know that do this sort of trim.
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Post  TONYELF on Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:22 pm

sebillba wrote:yes I looked at those and they are not the same as the original.
The woven covered seal they offer I have used on my Austin A30 and is not the same as I have on the Wolseley and the other they offer is plush so again even more incorrect.
I know what I have on the car is original from new and hasnt been changed.
I suppose the woven could be a good substitute...ish
Are there any other companies people know that do this sort of trim.

Woolies. May not be quite as close as you want but.......... If all the trim is replaced would anyone notice? Mine is plain black rubber..... so far so good!

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/

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Post  DyNoRod on Thu Jul 29, 2010 3:40 pm

I have a good condition set of red original door seals, however I opted not to use them as they didn't match the rear window seals. So was it just the door seals that would have been red?
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Post  discoman41 on Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:18 am

TONYELF wrote:

Woolies. May not be quite as close as you want but.......... If all the trim is replaced would anyone notice? Mine is plain black rubber..... so far so good!

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/

I changed mine to all black on the resto and nobody has noticed or commented, not even concours/show n shine judges (yet!)

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Re: Coloured door seals

Post  TONYELF on Fri Jul 30, 2010 10:59 pm

I actually think they look smarter and are more watertight.
I remember my old Austin Cambridge had some of the old style stuff round the doors which used to soak up the rain and caused condensation on the windows when the sun came out!

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Post  DyNoRod on Sat Jul 31, 2010 12:32 am

The original coloured ones I have are not felt or fabric, the stiff part is just the same as the usual black, but its red and then the rubber seal part is black. The ones at Woolies look to be fabric...
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