replacement rubber parts

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mick west
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replacement rubber parts

Post by mick west » Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:55

HI all,
Has anyone got a supplier of good quality c/v gaiters, steering rack boots, bump stops and everything rubber, I replaced all these parts on my 1st moke last year and already they are showing signs of perishing! I now need these parts for moke no.2.
Cheers for any suggestions,
Mick West

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grantourer
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Re: replacement rubber parts

Post by grantourer » Fri Jan 11, 2019 19:16

Hi Mick, try Somerford Mini, not had any problems with getting rubber bits from them.
Regards, Graham & Judith
1981 Aussie Moke
1989 Portuguese Moke
1992 VW T3 Multivan LLE No 2113

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Re: replacement rubber parts

Post by mick west » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:45

Hi Graham,
Thanks for your reply, have you had any perishing problems with c/v gaiters and the like? The units I bought from a large well known mini parts supplier have, in less than a year, perished and would fail an mot!
Cheers, Mick West

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Re: replacement rubber parts

Post by Bodge » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:57

The poor quality of replacement rubber gaitors and boots affects the whole classic car industry and the Mini / Moke is no exception.

There have been some fairly lengthy discussions about the issue on some other Mini Forums, particularly the Mk1 Forum.

The consensus seems to be that it's best to try and buy items that are sourced from Japan where the quality is much higher. I understand that they are available from Somerfords, but are quite a bit more expensive. Roger
Should you wish, you can always contact me at M Parts

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Re: replacement rubber parts

Post by grantourer » Sat Jan 12, 2019 13:36

Hi Mick. As Roger (Bodge) has stated the cost for quality costs more. My Aussie has C/V boots from Somerford for. About 5 years, And no problems with failure or perishing.
Regards, Graham & Judith
1981 Aussie Moke
1989 Portuguese Moke
1992 VW T3 Multivan LLE No 2113

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Re: replacement rubber parts

Post by mick west » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:15

Thanks for all your replies, Somerfords it is then,
Cheers, Mick West

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