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Joost van Dien
Posted on: May 22nd, 2014, 13:57:10 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi all,

I am looking for aluminium roof guttering. The roof guttering on my red marcos has seen better days, and on the yellow one there is nothing because I couldn't find any. Called a few camper/ caravan suppliers in Holland but they didn't knew the stuff.
Can someone help tell me were he got it or does the club still stock it?

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Simon Robinson
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Joost - does it have to be aluminium? I bought some self adhesive plastic stuff online and it does the job, and it;s a lot easier to mould along the curve of the roof line...

D&H Mk IV 8313, KGV 215V (aka George) - 75,000 miles and counting since restoration in 2011.
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Joost van Dien
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Simon, if the plastic stuff is nice to look at there is no problem for me. Do you have a picture or internet link so I can have a look at it?

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I haven't considered rain gutters for my car...it may be a silly question, but what's the big deal? Is it an appearance thing? Or does rain tend to sheet down the sides and fill up the door channels, or cover the windows or something?

My car is a fair weather car, I may not even put on side windows, so I probably won't want gutters, but seeing as they're all the rage right now, I figured I'd ask .
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: May 22nd, 2014, 19:46:33 Quote Report to Moderator
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Have you considered trying to make it yourself ?

 
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Joost van Dien
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@ Brian, Both marcosses leak without it, and on the seat or on the floor of the car.  
@ Neil, I haven't considered making it myself. Need to get some flat strip of aluminium and get it sort of rolled to get the correct shape. Any ideas how?

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Quoted from Brian, posted May 22nd, 2014, 14:57:08 at here
I haven't considered rain gutters for my car...it may be a silly question, but what's the big deal? Is it an appearance thing? Or does rain tend to sheet down the sides and fill up the door channels, or cover the windows or something?



I've never put rain gutters on my Mk.IV and it's not a big problem. Sometimes a few drops of rain come in when you open the door but that's something I can put up with (and it's an everyday car).
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Neil KilBane
Posted on: May 23rd, 2014, 11:00:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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Judging by the marks that were on the channels that I have, I'd say that they were drawn through a drawplate to achieve the profile rather than bent.  

 
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I haven't considered rain gutters for my car...it may be a silly question, but what's the big deal? Is it an appearance thing? Or does rain tend to sheet down the sides and fill up the door channels, or cover the windows or something?



I've never put rain gutters on my Mk.IV and it's not a big problem. Sometimes a few drops of rain come in when you open the door but that's something I can put up with (and it's an everyday car).



The red one has wet seats after a good day of rain when I have it standing in front of the house. I fitted new door rubbers but the aluminium door frames won't seal with the rubbers. I got a bit better after the new rubber. I don't mind a bit of water in, but wet seats I don't like. I haven't checked the play between the doors and frames, maybe I needs tightening up so it presses more in the rubber  .

@ Neil, thats not anything I can make easy . Thanks for the tip anyway!

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Bent Larsen
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Joost

You could try here

http://www.vintagecarparts.co.uk/

Number 266

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http://www.vintagecarparts.co.uk/products/266-aluminium-strip-gutter-section

Good find Bent, you will have to be careful bending it though.

Perhaps heavy wire or cable in the curved part of the J section to stop it deforming as it bends.

 
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mike brown
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I made my own using plastic L section from b&q warmed up to bend then rivited into door aperture with sealant.
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... or you could use http://www.reimo.com/en/46299-plastic_rain_gutter_1_5m_self_adhesive/

It's a bit expensive but I've just ordered some from a UK supplier.
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Steve_Schmidt
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I was looking around for something a while ago and went to my local stainless steel fabricator who bent me up a sample piece like this. He has some type of former that presses in the curved lip.



It's 0.022" thick and can be bent by hand to fit the shape of the door opening.



I like the idea of the self adhesive rubber gutter, but I think I'll go with the stainless for its cleaner looks.

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