Bonnet seals

Tbaumer

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What are people using for the NLA bonnet seals at the front edge & sides? I'm pulling the nasty insulation & adding closed cell sound liner before installing the new bonnet insulation. Sourced the missing buffer-bonnet stops, but can't locate the front edge finisher (MRC7104) or side seals (MTC6413).

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rocky

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Well thats different. Is that a Puma hood?
Only person I know with any kind of hood seal is a TD5 owner up in Canada. He bought 3m stick on door seal off Amazon and claimed it made it quieter.
 

Tbaumer

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Not a puma hood. The parts are listed in the Land Rover One Ten Parts Catalogue for vehicles up to 1986. Thanks all for the direction - I'll look into the weather stripping. Wish I would have asked before I spent so many hours Google searching the parts :rolleyes:. Pretty sure these seals are not really stopping water as much as just preventing vibration noise.

On another note - I noticed Jeff B has only two bonnet stops of a different round style than my four rectangle stops. Is that a puma hood or a later improved style?
 

Jeff B

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On another note - I noticed Jeff B has only two bonnet stops of a different round style than my four rectangle stops. Is that a puma hood or a later improved style?
NAS hood

And I got one of those Nakatomi stainless kits with all the hardware and it included new bolts and bumpers for the hood!



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Tbaumer

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Okay. Used the weather stripping Red90 suggested. I wanted an unbroken seal from side to side. It required drilling out the rivets at the lead edge of the bonnet - in order to get the separation needed to slide the seal over the skin edge - then drilling through the seal to fasten with rivets again. Here is how it turned out.

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Tbaumer

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Ok, looks a little funky ... but how does it work?
A bit more reveal than I expected, but it is snug to the point of having to drop it from 18" up to get it to latch fully. I may go with the "stick it flat style" when/if I ever change color. Black on black isn't as noticeable. Nice thing is, it's easy to change! I think the rubber will compress more over time & there should be no vibration from the bonnet. We'll find out this week.
 
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