Whether or not there was a gasket between the metal pieces originally,
it would seem to me that it really is a pretty good idea. As someone
suggested, it would help keep down any noise but better still it would
tend to keep the metal parts separated and thus prevent electrolysis and
the accompanying oxidation.
And even if those things are not really a problem, as the saying goes,
"It couldn't hurt!"
Shannon Cole wrote:
> Thats an interesting question for me too.My car also had this thin film
> of rubber between inner and outer fender on the front, no where else, but I
> haven't given it much thought because I'm a long way from putting the
> fenders back on. WAs yours like a gasket or like someone put it on with a
> caulking gun then bolted the fender togther.I too would like to know what
> it was for and is it supposed to be there. I wa tch the list pretty
> closely, maybe someone will reply to the list but if they don't could you
> let me know what you find out.
> Shannon 59TR3
> > From: Dennis & Bridget Lambert <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > To: email@example.com
> > Subject: TR-3A fender attachment
> > Date: Sunday, August 08, 1999 5:49 PM
> > As they say on the radio talk shows..."long time listener (three weeks),
> > first time caller...
> > When I removed the front fenders from my 61 TR-3A, there was a thin
> > rubber strip between the fenders and the inner valance, where the bolts
> > attached the fender to the valance (these are the fender bolts you can
> > see when looking at the engine compartment).
> > I can find no reference to this rubber strip in the Moss catalog or the
> > Brooklands Spare Parts catalog. None of the exploded diagrams show it.
> > Did this strip come from the factory, or installed by some DPO? This is
> > my first restoration.
> > Thanks, Dennis Lambert
> > 61 TR3-A, TS77028L (wish there was also an 0)
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