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#1 aleda

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 05:08 PM

Hi Troops - thank you Roger for earlier advice re wheel boxes, delved deeper and the wheel boxes appear to be in quite good condition, checked back through the car bills and found a receipt from '87 for 2 new ones, bearing in mind the car is rarely driven in rain the wheel boxes have been hardly used.
The problem with drivers side wiper is the over large hole in the bodywork that the the wheel box comes through. I attach a photo.
She is in my garage with dashboard out, anyone else had this problem? any thoughts on an easy repair? The other wiper is fineAttached File  image.jpeg   118.14KB   1 downloads
Would appreciate your feedback

PS got new dashtop from TR Shop - it really is very good, I've been recommended to get new crash pads now but I seem to remember reading that they're obsolete? Got a new switch plinth but I'd rather refurb the existing if that's possible?
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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:23 PM

Hi Christine,

               possible good news on the left hand grab handle dash pad. These are being looked at by two companies. One in the US and one in the UK.


Regarding your wiper spindle hole.

Is it possible to make the hole bigger :o  and then let in/weld in a patch with the correct hole in it .



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#3 peejay4A

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:49 PM

It looks as though it has been slack for quite a while and the wobbling about has enlarged the hole. I suppose a bodge with a couple of large washers might be possible but it is a welding job for my money.
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#4 AlanT

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 06:56 PM

Please note that these holes were NOT originally round.  There is a notch to accomodate the feed-pipe for the washer-jet.


I can't tell from the photo how much enlargement there is around this hole.


Compare with the other side and you may be able to work this out.

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