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kevin the chicken

Member Since 04 Mar 2012
Offline Last Active Yesterday, 07:32 PM

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Exhaust Pipe Expander

28 March 2018 - 11:06 AM

Anybody used an exhaust pipe expander and if so how did you get on with it?
I am trying to iron out a restriction in my exhaust system and being able to flare out some ends to make slip joints would make things a lot simpler

Surrey Top Material

18 March 2018 - 04:37 PM

I know this subject has been covered lots before and I have had a good search of the forums but I thought I would get an updated opinion on material used.
What material have people used and would they use it again or have they found it wanting or spotted a better alternative. Are there any specific problems with any type or any other relevant info they can give.
It's just that while I have my screen off I have decided to fit an awning rail and my wife is keen to put her new (old!) Industrial sewing machine through its paces. I must admit I am quite keen to have a go myself

Series 7 Windscreen Frame

11 March 2018 - 10:03 AM

Have just taken my windscreen frame off prior to getting some new glass and found not surprisingly that it has been bodged together. The u shaped piece had a couple of rusty screws driven through at an angle in to the ends of the bottom rail, one of which had missed completely so that it was unattached at one end.
There is very little metal to aim at due to the thickness of the frame and the proximity of the glass but there must be a better way. Also the frame itself was fixed to the supports by some very tiny self tappers for the same reasons, although they were still tight and had done the job so far.
How have other people done theirs?

First Trip Out 2018

21 February 2018 - 04:53 PM

I had a union meeting to go to today and having no other transport other than borrowing mums car had kept an eye on the weather forecast. Looked favourable if cold so set off for my 35 mile journey in the kit.
4 miles down the road, bang went a stone straight through the windscreen. Luckily I was wearing a fur hat and polycarbonate sunglasses even though it wasn't sunny so didn't take too many hits and thankfully no injury. Stopped,knocked the rest out, put my helmet on and carried on.
Now where is the best place to get a replacement cut. Has anybody had one done anywhere near me? Am I best looking for an independent fitter rather than a major chain. I did try half heartedly once before to get a laminated screen but was put off by the price so bought a pair of protective glasses instead.
Gone right off the idea of an aeroscreen now.

Best Waterproofer

19 February 2018 - 07:48 PM

I want to waterproof my tonneau cover again. Last time I think I used something out of an aerosol like fabsil, it did work but not for long. Is there anything better out there that other people have used?