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Sill trim clips?

PostPost by: jasper2347 » Fri May 22, 2020 7:52 pm

Does anyone know what vehicle the sill chrome trim clips were from on the S130 1973/4? Just about to paint the car and want to have everything ready when we are done. Got the door trim ones, just need these.
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sat May 23, 2020 12:23 am

r.d. enterprises (http://www.rdent.com/) here in the States has them, but I'll bet you can find them closer to home.

Rocker Trim Clip
Attachment clips for original Plus 2 rocker trim strips. 20 per car.

Ref. 50B1290 $1.50 each
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PostPost by: Steve Brooks » Sat May 23, 2020 9:15 am

Hi Rob,not sure on the donor car,but S J Sportscars in Devon (no affiliation) has had the sill trim remanufactured and also sells the clips to hold it on.Both types plastic and metal clips,all sold separately.Steve
According to sj latest catalogue,plastic clips are 54p each and metal are 52p each.
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PostPost by: jasper2347 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:34 pm

Cheers for that guys. Thought they may be a generic car clip, but obviously a Lotus special. Sad, that means they will be expensive. Have four of the old ones in a bag of bits that came with the car. May put those at each end and use double sided trim tape for the rest. Only a user, not concourse. Thanks again for the info. :D
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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Sun May 24, 2020 7:31 am

Hi I might have some, I will have a look later today

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PostPost by: Concrete-crusher » Sun May 24, 2020 3:28 pm

Sorry no luck, you could try Sue Miller she originally supied mine

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun May 24, 2020 3:55 pm

Years ago i just made some from stainless steel, very easy :wink: :wink:
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PostPost by: nigelrbfurness » Sun May 24, 2020 4:52 pm

I use the rivet-on round ones sold by Moss for the MG Midget. Although the trim is slightly different in cross section, it is the same width and where it clips on it is the same profile. They work a treat and are much easier to use than the nasty, sharp Lotus type. Non-original, of course so no good for 100 points concours aspirants.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sun May 24, 2020 5:04 pm

Don't forget the Bungs at the ends of the Trim :wink:
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PostPost by: jasper2347 » Mon May 25, 2020 12:34 pm

Thanks again for your info. ,will see what we decide to do. 100 points concourse aspirants should be shot at dawn. Tempted to put a yellow skunk stripe accross the centre of the car to really mess with their heads. Will post some pics when we get it painted. Just trying to button up all the trim etc. first. Cheers, Rob :D
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PostPost by: alanr » Mon May 25, 2020 4:49 pm

alan.barker wrote:Don't forget the Bungs at the ends of the Trim :wink:
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Hi Alan,
Any idea where to get the end bungs from?....none of the usual vendors seem to have them.

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PostPost by: alan.barker » Mon May 25, 2020 5:09 pm

alanr wrote:
alan.barker wrote:Don't forget the Bungs at the ends of the Trim :wink:
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Hi Alan,
Any idea where to get the end bungs from?....none of the usual vendors seem to have them.

Alan

Sorry but i don't. I have owned 3 different +2s in the past and i was lucky they all had the Bungs.
I suggest after you have fitted the Trims to pump in Black Silicone. Put Masking tape to protect paint. You can use a mastic gun to fill a Syringe. Then pump in with Syringe, then spit on your finger and dab it smooth.
I do that to seal around Cables in Bulkhead works very well.
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PostPost by: jasper2347 » Fri May 29, 2020 8:38 pm

Sill trim clips again!! Does anyone know if our later +2 1974, should have plastic trim clips? It seems very odd that the previous owner, sadly no longer with us, had kept every other clip and part except these. If they were plastic, which I suspect they were, he would not be able to remove them without breaking them and that would perhaps explain why they are not in the box? The holes in the sill are certainly not from an 1/8" pop rivet, way too big. The firm we get our classic stuff from reckon they they may have something to fit if we measure the gap in the trim. A three leg clip similar to quite a lot of Austin cars. Any thoughts welcome. Cheers, Rob
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