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TJA60GoldeTop 08-14-2010 09:33 PM

60 Golde Top seal install
 
I have worked through the sliding roof mechanism instructions in this forum. My sliding roof operates well now. Thanks for the helpful info.

Now I need to install the roof seals. I purchased the rubber seal, rear felt seal and car body seal. Can someone please describe (photos?) how the seals should be positioned to get both a good water seal and easy sliding roof operation? In particular, how should the rear felt and car body seal beads be aligned vertically relative to the panel or roof? How should the rear felt seal and car body seal overlap at the sliding roof sides? I will appreciate any help that someone can provide.

Thanks,
Tim

Rockin Kev 08-27-2010 01:33 PM

Tim

Roof seals,
The opening panel seal should be install so that the bead edge is just slightly, not much! above the sliding panel, so when you close the sliding panel onto the bead it forms a seal as the bead compress.
Felt seal is for the rear of the sliding panel, and that bead should just sit slightly raised up so when you turn the sunroof handle the seal compress again against the roof panel to form a seal. Post your email address and i will try and find some photos for you.
Kev.

430bird60 08-29-2010 12:02 PM

60 Golde Top Seal
 
Kev

Would you mind sending photos of the seal installation to me, also. My email is kenm@sti.net.

Thanks
Ken

TJA60GoldeTop 09-09-2010 01:40 AM

60 Golde Top seal install
 
Kev,
Thanks for the description. My email address is tabrott@comcast.net. If you can send photos that would be great.

I'm also interested in how the two seals meet on the side. It seems like there might be a tendency to bind the sliding panel from lifting as you turn the handle. I appreciate your help.
Tim

Jere S 03-27-2012 05:20 PM

Hello.

Im replacing seals on my 1960 Golde top and could use some help. The old seals were painted over or otherwise gone. I think some were missing altogether. If anyone can help on what kind of seals go where and where to get new seals, please send e-mail to: jere.siltala@gmail.com

Thanks!

Vikingsde 03-28-2012 08:43 AM

Roof Seals
 
Kev
I am also interested in the photos,wonder if you can send to me to.My mail:viking@mbox310.swipnet.se
Thank's Rolf

YellowRose 03-28-2012 12:37 PM

60 Golde Top seal install
 
It has been some months since Kevin was last on the Forum. I have emailed him in England to see if he can come up on the Forum and give you some assistance.

Stevenlesser 07-23-2015 01:52 PM

Shower bird!
 
I'd love to hear about a sunroof seal soure ,for my 60 ,I think someone in the past has covered over the drain holes I looked at the old thread about how to apply them

Harry LePargneux 07-23-2015 07:51 PM

Sunroof seals are available at the Bird Nest in Oregon.
If you put in new seals, let us know how they work!

430bird60 08-20-2016 11:14 AM

Sunroof Seals
 
I am about ready to install my sunroof. I purchased new seals from Bird Nest and have read everything I can find regarding installation. If anyone has photos of the seals installed or could take some photos and post them it will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Ken


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