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Thread: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

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    The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    Anyone notice how loose the handbrake centre trim cover has become on their Rado. I had this on both my Rado's and have seen it on just about every other Rado I've seen.

    I've found it's the crap plastic fixings that hold the plastic tunnel down either side the handbrake. Even with new items they just never seem to do the job or if they do it doesn't last long.

    I've knocked up a simple bracket that screws down to the floor (drill and tap) and is bolted through the plastic tunnel. It's made of Ali at the moment but I'm making one from Stainless for even less flex.

    I've completely left off the 2 front plastic fixings but kept the rear 2.
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    Top idea, I could do with one of those.
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    Yeah, me too, how much

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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    i don't get it

    mine seems alright, its the bit of plastic on the actual lever i threw away after months of annoyance
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    I'm going to make 1 next week so I'll knock up a few more while I'm at it.
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    One for me too please
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    me too, an abolute top idea!
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    i thought you meant the actual handbrake lever cover piece that is rubbish,
    thats the piece that annoys me anyway
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    Quote Originally Posted by paul20v
    i thought you meant the actual handbrake lever cover piece that is rubbish
    No, it's the cover trim that stretches from the gear surround to the rear ashtray. Although it's not the cover that's the problem, it's the part underneath.
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    i guessed that when i saw your pics , but the title made me think that something had been done with the rubbish lever cover other than pushing it back on every time you let the handbrake off, oh well
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