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replaceing parcel shelf

Postby Budgie » Sat Jul 20, 2013 7:34 pm

Hi there folks,
Has anyone replaced the parcel shelf alone as I'm toying with the idea of doing mine but the bar is in perfect "as new" condition so I was wondering how easy is it to just replace the parcel shelf to the existing "bar" :D

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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby Declan_Burns » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:04 am

It's very easy. Just use leatherette to recover it and pipe lagging from the DIY to replace the old foam on the crash pad.
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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby MarkyB » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:37 am

Have a look at how the shelf is connected to the bar, I have a feeling it's riveted in some way and not so easy.

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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby Declan_Burns » Mon Jul 22, 2013 11:11 am

MarkyB,
Mine was not riveted-the shelf was just resting on the L-shaped bar and held in place by the crash pad. I'm not sure if it supposed to be like that.
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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby bufferzone » Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:38 pm

Easy job. Mine (1967) was riveted on the bar. Just drilled the rivets out and used very small nuts and bolts to reattach. Newton Commercial has detailed install directions on their site. The new shelf was a huge improvement in looks. :D

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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby katy » Mon Jul 22, 2013 4:38 pm

bufferzone, do you have a link to that site? I went to their website but couldn't find anything about installations.
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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby IslipMinor » Mon Jul 22, 2013 5:13 pm

Katy,

If you select an item on the Newton Commercial site there is a yellow 'Fitting Instructions Click Here' button below the 'Description'.
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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby Trickydicky » Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:05 pm

I replaced mine alone, quite straightforward. I did have the luxury of using the original as a template to check the sizes.
I seem to remember that someone on here mentioned that the shelf is attached to the bar and bulkhead with Bifurcated Rivets. I used zinc plated nuts and bolts to fit mine

Here is a link, http://www.clevedon-fasteners.co.uk/Inf ... ets-7.aspx
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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby dudload » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:55 pm

looking to do this job soon myself - anyone know what size nuts and bolts are required?

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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby ManyMinors » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:08 pm

No nuts and bolts are required. They are simply riveted together. Bifurcated rivets originally but I used pop rivets on mine with plain washers to spread the load.

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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby dudload » Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:25 pm

thanks ManyMinors - nuts and bolts would be easier for me however as I have all required tools to do the job (apart from right size nuts and bolts currently!). pop rivets would mean I need to buy a new tool, and I'm already getting complaints at how many I have :D

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Re: replaceing parcel shelf

Postby myoldjalopy » Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:31 am

The design of parcel shelves varied over the years, as did the horizontal bars they were attached to. As you will see in this thread, I used bi-furcated rivets on my SII, but nuts and bolts - with washers to help protect the shelf material - would be easier: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=65935&p=604424&hili ... lf#p604424


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