just a thought

just a thought was created by judiths handyman

Posted 6 days 2 hours ago #207548
I was lucky to find a pair of second hand chrome strips, the pair that are for decoration that sit on the platform just in front of the boot behind the hood.
Easy enough, remove the two star bolts, take out the old plastic plates, clean the surface and fit the new chrome ones.
The bolts came out easy enough, but I couldn't believe I had to tap out the clearance holes, (M8 by 1.25mm,) with a tap and wrench.
I imagine that was down to corrosion and age.
But anyway, if anybody wants to repeat the exercise, make sure you have a tap first.
p.s. the difference in look is the business.
 
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Replied by Notanumber on topic just a thought

Posted 4 days 5 hours ago #207577
That looks very tidy. Were the clearance holes in the metal finishers noticeably smaller than those in the plastic originals ?

2003 TF 135 sunstorm

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Replied by judiths handyman on topic just a thought

Posted 4 days 20 minutes ago #207578
I don't think so, the tapped holes are at a strange angle though, a few degrees off vertical.
I just expected an easy straight swap, but the threads were very tight, until I ran a tap down them.

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Replied by deepfat on topic just a thought

Posted 21 hours 24 minutes ago #207621
Made me recall the time I tried to undo the allen bolts round the gear stick gaiter DOH!
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