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Old 24th June 2019, 18:56   #31
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Default Tourer Strut preventive Mod

Those that have a Tourer will most likely have heard of the gas strut breaking out of the side panel, below is a preventive mod to help stop that from happening, I added three sets to different Tourers at the meet the weekend by using the plates in the photo's.

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Duncan's Tourer.
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A pair was also given to Scott for his tourer.
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Old 18th October 2019, 13:52   #32
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Today I went to Screwfix for a gate latch, while there I also spotted these below in the book, a jointing plate 97mm X 35mm & 2mm thick 10pk £3.49. code 66707.
https://www.screwfix.com/p/jointing-...questid=397224

These look to be just the job also if you require to do this fix on the tourer tail gate, you would have to drill a centre hole to allow the ball socket to screw back into the car as above in the how to photo's.
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Old 18th October 2019, 14:03   #33
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Top notch as always Arctic they look just the job.

Having had mine go 'ping' and the boot land on my head, I wish I'd pre-emptively strengthened the joint!
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Old 18th October 2019, 22:18   #34
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The Screwfix plate fits in width great, the length is also good.

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The six holes could maybe used either to add liquid metal or spot welds?
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I personally think its best to drill an 8mm-10mm hole in the centre and as above use the plate as I did in my photo's.
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Cheap fix and you get a pack of ten, bonus for using the other plate for something else.
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That looks a good spot Arctic,
I did look at those, before going for the original set, as I wasnt sure how they compare.
Guess the cable tray options are easier, but more expensive.
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I managed to do it without welding and four years later with the boot being opened and closed many times every day is still as good as new.

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/s...d.php?t=238977
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I managed to do it without welding and four years later with the boot being opened and closed many times every day is still as good as new.

https://the75andztclub.co.uk/forum/s...d.php?t=238977
It did very well, contrary to the comments on the thread!
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A small thing but mine own. I cut up a plate 30mm x 90mm from scrap 3mm alu sheet, fixed with good ole Araldite and a couple of self-tappers. (Incidentally bought the sheet for a fiver from here and have found it invaluable for making up odd brackets. 3mm bends easily and cuts with a DIY jigsaw). I sprayed it before fixing.

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Would these basically be the same as the original ones used by Arctic?

Only £2.15 each if you have a CEF locally.

https://www.cef.co.uk/catalogue/prod...iameter-10-2mm
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Would these basically be the same as the original ones used by Arctic?

Only £2.15 each if you have a CEF locally.

https://www.cef.co.uk/catalogue/prod...iameter-10-2mm
HI Alan.
They would but its the postage that's the killer.

The ones from Screwfix are perfect for the job also, but you need to drill a centre hole, they could also be spot welded through the existing holes if need be.

https://www.screwfix.com/p/jointing-...questid=397224
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