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Unknown components. Whos the parts guru?

PostPost by: bloodknock » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:50 am

Hello people
Once again I have unidentified parts. This time four pieces of trim vynyl, and two pieces of thin foam rubber sheet.
See photos below:
Any positive ID or information will be gratefully received.
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dsc04556.jpg and
Narrow vynyl length
dsc04558.jpg and
Foam rubber length
dsc04555.jpg and
Vynyl width
dsc04554.jpg and
vynyl length
dsc04557.jpg and
Narrow vynyl width
dsc04559.jpg and
foam rubber width
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:10 pm

FORGOT TO MENTION :: '71 ELAN SPRINT FHC
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:42 pm

Your pictures #3 and 4, labeled vynyl length and width, are showing what I think is the cover
for the window motors. This is what I found on my Sprint many moons ago when I pulled
the door cards.
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:12 pm

Thats useful, thanks
Now guys what about the sponge and the long thin bits??
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:02 pm

Same place?
Packing between motor and door card?
You may want to consider plastic bag around the motor to prevent rusting from water dripping and condensation (large lump of cold metal)
The bag has lower corner clipped off for ventilation.

I used the offcut foam sheet from behind the door vinyl wrapped round the motors for packing.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:21 am

Not sure if you have it but the door opener also has a piece of vinyl inside it.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:39 am

types26/36 wrote:Not sure if you have it but the door opener also has a piece of vinyl inside it.


The piece stuck there should be the "basket weave" like center of seat cushion or back

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PostPost by: MarkDa » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:22 am

I never knew about the vinyl inlay.
A nice finishing touch to make it soft against fingertips.
Where's the extra lightness though!
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:33 am

Thanks Mark
Got that, I'm kinda worried about total enclosure in polythene, ive had trouble with codesention in other similar circumstances. :?
Ive checked the motors over and theyre both in fine fettle. I'll give more thought to anti condensation.
Thanks Alan
fortunately i knew about the handle insert, my originals still had it fitted!

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:02 am

I too knew about the handle insert but I didn't know it was basket weave - anyone got a picture?

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:10 am

On my Sprint and the 2 +2S i have owned it's been that.It's the same as the center part of the seats.
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Fri Jul 27, 2018 7:58 pm

Shazam!!

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Showing Basket weave 1
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PostPost by: MarkDa » Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:36 pm

Very smart!
Trial fit prior to screwing in?
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:31 pm

That's pretty cool, might have to go find a bit of basket weave now...

Thanks for the pics Bob

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PostPost by: bloodknock » Sat Jul 28, 2018 5:22 pm

Hi Guys
'71 Sprint FHC.
Just finished refurbing the window winder motors. Getting all the parts ready for door fitting and assembly. Finished the handles last week, (theyre the originals Mark, just new basket weave) made sure that i have all of the rods and couplings. Now know what the odds and sods of vynyl and foam are for, using new SS bolts every where.
Windows and frames refurbed and cable syten fitted
Carefully making sure everything fits so as not to damage paintwork.
Fitted side carpets ready for the draught excluder. I still have the original which i'll try to use, its a bit manky but at least I know it worked originally.......UNLESS......someone knows where I can get a direct equivalent??????
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