Struggling to get the chrome strips that surround the rear hatch to fit properly. They were missing when I got the car and I started with new ones from a usual. They were not the correct shape and I started a search for originals. Found the top one on e-bay used but in good nick. The lower I got off a list member, NOS from Jaguar!
They seem to be the perfect curve but when I put them into the rubber one of the edges always pops out. Trying to twist the shape to get the edge down only splays out the ends and when I pull the ends back into the rubber the edge pops out again.
There were not easy to get and I really don’t want to take pliers to the to try and “make them” fit.
Should I just glue them down, fill the edge with black sealant and go? This is not a concours restoration.
'64, S1 3.8 FHS (Driver)