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#1 magh

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:18 PM

As the title suggests could people put a picture up of how and what they have used to cover the steering arms inc track rod ends for the satisfaction of Iva. I have a wishbone 2b thanks mike.

#2 marlin

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:35 PM

If you go to this link http://www.kitspares...&product_id=675 there are 2 downloads with photos of how to use.

Hope this helps.

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#3 richyb66

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 06:37 PM

For that price I'd want it to fit itself.
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#4 nelmo

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:00 PM

For that price I'd want it to fit itself.


:-) this link is more like it:

http://www.kitspares...2&search=Covers

You can just about see the covers on in the pic from this post:

https://zerolifebuil...end-belief.html

#5 RichardL

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:03 PM

This is a zero - but it may provide some insight on track rods

Note - the exposed nuts also had nut covers (even though potentially they are inside the suspension area and exempt), and the brake line nut/end area was covered with some cable shrink wrap self amalgamating tape and a cable tie.
 

 

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#6 RichardL

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:07 PM

Found a pic

 

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FWIW - my rule of thumb was literally a tennis ball -  try to find an edge <2.5mm that the ball can touch nearly everywhere -    if you find one -  cover it. If the ball can't touch the edge because its in a recess then you're probably ok.

I know there are more subtleties than that in the rules - but its an easy test and finds the obvious stuff and gets you close.


Edited by RichardL, 05 December 2017 - 07:27 PM.

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#7 magh

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:34 PM

Thanks guys. Yes I ordered the ones from kitspares but have failed slightly on the fact I ordered 2 top joint ones and only 2 steering ones not the 4 as I can now see I need. Ill put a pic up shortly of my set up as Im wondering if its best to use another steering gaiter meeting the existing one which would cover the threaded barrel extender and its lock nuts then just the steering cover I have over the track rod end.

#8 magh

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:50 PM

Attached is a photo or what Ive got to cover up hence dont think the little covers will work or look great.

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#9 theduck

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 09:56 PM

I used a piece of plastic pipe with a slit in it that I could just open up enough to fit over the nuts.  Worked a charm and passed IVA.



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:52 PM

OR pop in to your local electrical wholesaler & ask for some gland covers for MICC cable or SWA cable 

 

Florin is wearing the rubber spouts from the sunshine roof down-pipes on donor, IVA inspector queried where they came from due to the Ford logo.

 

Don't suppose much of your donor is still at home??



#11 IanS

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:04 PM

sunshine roofs where did they go?

I know that I have 2 rag tops but you have to stop to open/close.

I miss the older cars where you could open/close whilst doing 70 on the motorway when conditions change.



#12 magh

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 11:09 PM

No dont have a donor left just some odd parts in boxes. I think Im going to try another steering gaitor abit like the cv boot corrugated type which should cover the majority then the cover I have from kitspares just for the end.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 11:30 AM

You're only trying to cover up the 'sharp' edges on the nuts and thread and the only requirement is that it is not easily removable (so no tape, for example). You could just happily use some bicycle inner tube and cable ties to hold it in place, if you wanted.



#14 agent_zed

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 02:40 PM

I used flexible drain pipe like this https://i.ebayimg.co...h3ni/s-l225.jpgIt's used on sink overflows and for cable tidy as well (http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/small-storage-organisers/cable-management-accessories/rabalder-cable-tidy-white-art-20281419/). It's been on there for 7 years without a problem. Just clips around doesn't even need any cable ties etc as it holds itself on.

 

I had longer extender/converter pieces made as i didn't like the RH ones as the threads were slack so the pipe covers from the steering boot to the tre on my car.

 

B&Q, homebase etc etc are likely to stock it.

 

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