Series II Windscreen Trim

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Series II Windscreen Trim

Postby geoberni » Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:33 pm

Hi
Like a lot of Series II Splitties, Basil has been missing the Chrome Windscreen Trim for probably a few decades.
As it's rarer than Hobby Horse Poop and very expensive if a set should appear, I thought I'd try something.

A few months ago I spent about £3 on 3 mtrs of plastic Chrome door edge protector; its slightly more expensive now, but basically this stuff.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3M-Meters-Mo ... SwNYRZonYb

Fitted it this weekend to the car, it's not perfect, but as pretend Chrome goes it's not bad and it's mere pence compared to trying to find the real thing.
I'm glad I tried it.
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Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

Postby win » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:30 pm

Well done, I admire your ingenuity and skill, a credit to yourself.

So easy to write a cheque, very satisfying not to, and then come up with practical solution, not concourse,but better.

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Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

Postby alanworland » Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:48 pm

Looks pretty good from here and a million times better than none!
Good one!

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Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

Postby geoberni » Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:22 pm

Thanks guys
The corners are a bit difficult, but I'm thinking of trying a warm air gun (hair dryer) on those to see if it helps soften the slight bumps out :wink: .
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Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

Postby BrianHawley » Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:55 am

A lot of trim bits seem to be virtually impossible to get these days. Speedo surrounds and horn presses for the later cars for example.

I wonder if it would be worthwhile running a Kickstarter campaign to get such things made?

Perhaps not enough volume of demand unfortunately.
Brian

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Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

Postby geoberni » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:37 am

BrianHawley wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:55 am
A lot of trim bits seem to be virtually impossible to get these days. Speedo surrounds and horn presses for the later cars for example.

I wonder if it would be worthwhile running a Kickstarter campaign to get such things made?

Perhaps not enough volume of demand unfortunately.
I think for many bits, the tooling would be a bit too expensive.
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Re: Series II Windscreen Trim

Postby BrianHawley » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:17 am

geoberni wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:37 am
BrianHawley wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 8:55 am
A lot of trim bits seem to be virtually impossible to get these days. Speedo surrounds and horn presses for the later cars for example.

I wonder if it would be worthwhile running a Kickstarter campaign to get such things made?

Perhaps not enough volume of demand unfortunately.
I think for many bits, the tooling would be a bit too expensive.
Yes, probably true.

It would depend on the demand.
Brian

Image "Jodie". '67 Traveller, 1275, discs, suspension mods etc.


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