Cargo door seals

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Cargo door seals

Post by russvw66 » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:31 pm

Hi have just bought a set of cargo door seals for my van form alan schofield they are great quality but are quite hard.
I measured the lengths and cut them to size fitted them on and tried to close both doors with great difficulty. After
brute force got them closed only to find out could not lock the door. Has any body had this problem with new door
seals .
Would soaking them in boiling water for halve an hour be enough to soften the seals without making them to soft
that they won't seal properly, any advice would be much appreciated

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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by Dougie » Sat Nov 03, 2018 8:06 pm

There always seems to be too much rubber with new seals. I had a set of repro seals (not Schofields) that were so thick I had to split them lengthwise to get them to fit. If you close the doors without the seals from inside the van you will hopefully see how much gap you have between the door and the channel the seal sits in. You can trim excess rubber off the back of the seal but you should be able to close the doors without forcing them.
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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by bowie » Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:22 pm

Monkeydubs seals seem to be the ones to buy. I tried wolfsburg seals from schofields but after fitting could not close doors.


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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by russvw66 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:44 pm

Cheers Dougie for the reply will give that a try and see how they fit


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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by russvw66 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:52 pm

Hi Bowie where do you bet them from I know I have already bought mine but in future it good to know the supplier
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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by bowie » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:40 pm

Monkeydub car parts.


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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by russvw66 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:05 pm

cheers thanks for the info


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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by ScottyN » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:32 pm

Just out of curiosity - schofields kit appears to have different types of seals for different places (and it’s supplied in 9 pieces) whereas monkeydub looks like one type of seal with ‘enough provided’ for cargo doors. Does this work as well as using the different profiles? If that makes sense?

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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by type21f » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:40 pm

I bought wcm seals.. 4 sets..
instead of 2 as part of a shipped direct order. These fitted perfectly.
I sold my extras on SSVC forum.
As far as I know they all fitted without a problem.
Many owners try to fit the cargo door seals in the wrong place..
So have you fitted to the doors
or to the body channels?
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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by Rocket Ron » Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:54 pm

Being an old hand at this, all the cargo door seals I fitted be they from WOlfburg West or whoever, I always trimmed them to the form of the door pressing, if you look at the area you are gluing them too you see raised areas, Mark these carefully to the rear, use a very, very sharp blade and trim a thin, maybe half the thickness, to allow the seal to fit flush and not protrude.
Original fitted seals adopted his process as far as I can see, also, you don't put a seal on the top of the door, only on the corresponding edge on the cargo door opening, i.e. In the top opening of the aperture, this area of the seal will also need slight trimming around any high areas.
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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by Herr Doktor » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:21 pm

Off the back of this, when the seals are placed in, do they form a continuous seal around the door; from top to bottom?
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Re: Cargo door seals

Post by Rocket Ron » Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:53 pm

Just a re-track on this, I have checked pictures of what I did and there is a seal all the way round the cargo door, repeat, all the way around...
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