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

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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake trim - a solution!

    Quote Originally Posted by paul20v
    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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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    Brilliant! Would definately want a set

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

    I dont even have the central tunnel or handbrake cover on mine at the minute. Took it off for some handbrake cable adjustment about 2 months ago and havent put it back on yet
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    I'll take one please

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

    Right, I've now made the bracket from Stainless and modified it slightly. The finished item fits very well and more importantly holds firm - see photo, I'm very happy with it.

    For those wanting one I can do it for £12.50 posted which includes all Stainless screws nuts and washers. You will need to provide your own 6mm drill bit for the plastic and M4 Tap for the floor fixing. As most people will already have a drill bit close to the correct size, I may be able to supply the Tap but it will up the cost slightly.

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

    Are you sure there is enough flex in this piece of metal to justify the move from aluminium to steel? I'm in the middle of my materials engineering revision, and I really can't see the necessity of an upgrade to steel, it's hardly a load bearing part.

    Was the aluminium particularly low grade or something?

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

    I'll have one at £12.50 no worries.....could you explain about the "tap" situation for me as i'm not sure what it is
    and if need be i'll have that also

    Thanks for the effort
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    a tap is a small device which is used to turn the flat edges of a hole into threaded edges so you can screw a bolt into it and it will hold.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by boost monkey
    a tap is a small device which is used to turn the flat edges of a hole into threaded edges so you can screw a bolt into it and it will hold.
    Ah i see, can i not just buy self tapping screws/bolts for that bit then?
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    Re: The annoying loose handbrake tunnel cover - a solution!

    quite possibly, my man.

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