I have seen a lot of messages on the subject announcing how this strip
is "unnecessary". Perhaps it is. If Triumph deemed it unnecessary, who
are we to question this?
However, Most car manufacturers that used bolt on fenders in the past
used a rubber (or synthetic rubber) welting that went between these
metal parts. Most even allowed it to show as a decorative bead between
the parts. There must be some reason to do this. After all, millions
upon millions of Volkswagen Beetles were equipped this way and certainly
they must have known something.
Dennis & Bridget Lambert wrote:
> Of all the responses so far, you are the only one who also has or had
> this gasket.
> Mine looked like a thin rubber gasket, sort of like weather-stripping -
> not like a caulking gun installed material. I am leaning toward not
> replacing it. I have to agree that it should be unnecessary for either
> electrolysis or rattle prevention. If it does harden and crack over
> time, it could cause more problems than it attempts to solve (IMHO). If
> I am really wrong on this, everyone please let me know.
> Thanks, Dennis Lambert
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