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by imacky
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

I don't have a laster cutter, but compass cutters/circle cutters are cheap and work way better than cutting by hand; X-acto and many others make them. I've used them on paper before, but they would surely work on rubber or silicone sheet or whatever,

Still working on some OTS possibilities, tho...
by imacky
Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

SAV says they sell/sold so few of the OEM gaskets that they are not interested.

Will look around once more for an off-the-shelf solution before pursuing custom....
by imacky
Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

I heard back from SAV... the OEM gaskets are not available and "We don't know if we will be able to get them again. Silicone seems like a good material choice, so I asked the Mason Jar people where they had their gaskets made, and it's China (color me surprised). The contact they gave me said they m...
by imacky
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

I thought about going the O-ring route, but both the lens and the back of the tail lamp box have thin sharp ridges that are meant to dig into the flat gasket-- to be sure it seals, I suppose. Used gaskets have an obvious line where the ridge was (see attached)... so I think staying with a flat gaske...
by imacky
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:33 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

I emailed SAV asking when/if the OEM ones will be available again. We'll see... There are many places that will make custom gaskets out of rubber, silicone, etc, sometimes in small quantities. If enough people needed them if might be economical to have some made. It's a super-simple design... and wh...
by imacky
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Re: Tail light gasket replacement?

BTW, here's the closest plumbing match I've found so far
Sink Strainer Rubber Washer - 4-7/16"
https://www.parksupplyofamerica.com/Uni ... ber-Washer
by imacky
Sat Jun 27, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Electrical
Topic: Tail light gasket replacement?
Replies: 10
Views: 211

Tail light gasket replacement?

Does anyone know of a replacement for the 710 tail lamp gasket/seal (which is no longer available)? One of mine was soft rubber/foam (OEM I think), but the other was some rubbery abomination that was a total bastard to get off-- the lens was so stuck on so hard it seemed to be glued in place. I had ...
by imacky
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:31 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Watch taking those door knobs off.
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

I tried to drift it off but it became plenty clear after more hammering that it wasn't moving, and I didn't want to damage anything, so I punted and cut it off with a Dremel and tiny circular saw. Turned out the metal retainer piece was nicely rusted/expanded and wasn't going to let go. New knob/ret...
by imacky
Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Watch taking those door knobs off.
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

They are a "push fit" onto the shaft! In actual fact the above "push fit" is achieved by using a metal interference sleeve that takes up the slack. Thanks, Prof-- I did see something about an interference ring in the exploded parts diagram-- that explains it. So, you're supposed to be able to just ...
by imacky
Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:40 pm
Forum: Pinzgauer technical (old)
Topic: Watch taking those door knobs off.
Replies: 14
Views: 2848

Re: Watch taking those door knobs off.

Tried the crescent wrench and tap it with hammer thing. When it didn't budge, it turned into wack it with a hammer. Which of course caused the handle to explode sending shards everywhere. I was wearing no safety glasses of course, but luckily wasn't hit. Can someone tell me how are the knobs attach...