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+2 rear dirt guard p-clip construction

PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:10 pm

Is the Spire clip bonded to the P metalwork or has it just rusted together? I have a use for the P clip alone but if someone is desperate for one (or an angled one) I'll supply it and buy something plastic.

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P clip assy for rear suspension dust plate.
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PostPost by: Hawksfield » Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:01 am

Hi
Mine were fastened with nuts and bolts, a nightmare to remove
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PostPost by: HCA » Thu Dec 03, 2020 8:56 am

Hawksfield wrote:Hi
Mine were fastened with nuts and bolts, a nightmare to remove


+1. Stupid arrangement.

Whoever designed those dirt guards must have had a grudge against the 'great man' - apart from badly engineered they weigh an absolute ton :D
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PostPost by: alanr » Thu Dec 03, 2020 2:04 pm

My P clips also were joined with small rusty nuts and bolts!....... no spire clips.

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PostPost by: Quart Meg Miles » Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:41 pm

Thanks all. Mine were from a 1973 S130 and I can see how the Spire clip would simply attachment. I sold the car 35 years ago and presume the plates went with it, but I don't remember them being particularly heavy compared to the strut and wheels, and most of the weight is sprung.

I guess there were complaints about the dirt getting into the brake system; did the late Elans have them too?
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