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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby manny » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:06 am

Sorry I meant the type 9 not 5
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby Dave 6726 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:33 pm

Diyhell wrote:A thing of beauty, thanks to Bill Brighton...
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Oo-er! I hope there's been no plagiarism going on here............

Quote from my description of my 5a from 2007:
"The original rear hatch handle was a feeble thing which had been heavily abused and had broken half way along its length. I replaced it with an alloy one adapted from an old refrigerator door handle."

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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby Roger Pennington » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:57 pm

Ah, Bill's are stainless steel! :D
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby Dave 6726 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:52 pm

True, but I don't think he was making them in 2007 - and mine didn't cost a penny 'cos it was off a scrap fridge........... :D
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby scimjim » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:42 pm

Bill and/or Andy Vine were making them in the 90s IIRC :-)
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby ScimmyMike » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:43 pm

Special delivery, any guesses as to what it may be, it's not a tricky one really
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby philhoward » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:47 pm

Carpet?
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby Geraint SabreGTCse5 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:50 pm

ScimmyMike wrote:Special delivery, any guesses as to what it may be, it's not a tricky one really
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recognise the packaging as Coverdale....... had three similar deliveries and still my GTC "it will fit" carpet isn't right...... think i might cut my own next time as you look like you are about to do Mike. for the coupe?
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby ScimmyMike » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:05 pm

Correct both, a 6m long piece of non black carpet, length as given by on Nigel Palmer, well I thought if anyone would know how much I needed Nigel would be the man, now to see if he's right, will hopefully be making up some templates to assist others as there doesn't appear to be any about at all, wish me luck.
Interesting to know that Coverdales and Aldridge both share similar 'issues' Geraint, is it the footwell carpet, and I'd guess it's too wide and edge bound so you can't really cut down, interestingly Coverdale have offered to edge bind footwell section if I return to them after cutting to size, maybe if that's your issue they may do the same for you as well.
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby Terry H » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:26 am

interestingly Coverdale have offered to edge bind footwell section if I return to them after cutting to size


You could probably find someone close to you that does carpet binding Mike, it's normally about 50p a running mitre to bind and you would save on postage.
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby philhoward » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:39 am

Didn't Josh get a place in Sandbach to edge his?
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby greeny » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:40 pm

There's a place in Hyde apparently.
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby Oaksey » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:14 pm

Yes i did. He's closed now but my work does trimming :)
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby ScimmyMike » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:26 pm

greeny wrote:There's a place in Hyde apparently.

Yep, know them already though Coverdale are only in Wigan and I pass there frequently enough
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Re: Look what came in the post today

Postby scimjim » Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:40 pm

Delivered at 1800 by UPS (whose depot is 1 mile away) :evil:

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