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Boot seal Mk1 Cortina fitting

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Tomorrow's job is to fit the boot seal.

It's a 1965 car, does it fit to the boot or the car ?

I can't remember how it was when I took it off months ago πŸ™„

But I think it was on the boot.πŸ€”

Could someone confirm , and does anyone have a close up pic of it fitted.

Thanks people.

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hi, boot seal is glued to the bootlid, should have pics at home i can send later

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Thanks very much , I would like a pic of it fitted to the boot, from the end profile please.

Here's profile end view of what I have.

Thanks Johnny.

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Thanks for that is very helpful,

It's nice to know I'm not the only one having a head ache😁

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youΒ΄re welcome. i fear your seal looks completely different to a genuine one

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Well it's done, I had to take the boot off , and do the job on the kitchen table 😜

Still a fiddly job though.

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Those kitchen tables do make great workbenches!

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I did have permission from Mrs Johnny ☺️

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But will your boot ever fit the same again with the seal on, l have all new seals for my GT, at present all the doors fit really well, no seals fitted at all, but some people have had really bad experiences with panel fit after new seals.

Yours does look like it may be nice and squishy so it shouldn't bigger up your panel fit, fingers crossed.

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To start with I stuck it on the wrong way , so had the remove it, and get all the glue off the seal and boot πŸ™„

What a job that was 😁

I then managed to stick it on correctly.

As for fit , with the boot adjusted correctly , you really do have to slam it to shut, but I'm guessing that it will get better with use, it should wear on to the body.

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I guess the seals you can get now are not the identical profile.

I have the door seals to do next, I expect they will need a good slam too πŸ™„

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It will loosen up after a while, I managed to get a genuine nos seal many years ago and even that took a while to bed in.

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