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The early cars had a metal dished grommet held in with a spring strip. I have a complete one but the other spring had broken. 

Anyone suggest what I can make this from as it is not an easy shape to replicate. They have to draw when pressed to allow the cup to be removed. Otherwise the metal cups are in great condition.

All suggestions considered.

Rod

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Hi Rod,

if the spring has a round cross section then possibly piano wire will do the job.

Have a look on ebay for piano wire - all sorts of gauges.

 

Roger 

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hi roger, unfortunately it's a flat section which is domed across through slits at 180 degrees. As you depress the spring so the ends withdraw and then you pull up.                                                      

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Never seen the early "Metal dished grommet" type.

Would love to see some photos?

And maybe photos would help to suggest a means of replicating them.

AlanR

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Hi Alan,

If you think of a ww2 British army helmet inverted and a curved spring to lock into place. I don't have any pics just now and they are in one of many boxes of refurbished parts ready from rebuild.

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We are in the throws of remaking this item. Samples got 'lost', but we are up and running again. More info when the project is completed.  

Challenge is economic pressed part, the spring is a simple flat strip with bent down ends attached by a 3/32" rivet  

 

 

Cheers

Peter W

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Here’s a picture of the original plug from colin briscoe’s tr2.

have been able to source 2 For My tr2, But they are hard to find.

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On 6/17/2019 at 1:38 AM, TR 2100 said:

Never seen the early "Metal dished grommet" type.

Would love to see some photos?

And maybe photos would help to suggest a means of replicating them.

AlanR

Thank you for the photo.

I need two for my long door car.

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Part Number 602219     

Prototype plugs are with me now.   Lots of hand finishing work required to ensure fit prior to production and sale.

I have made a mock up spring from stainless and loosely riveted it to the plate with an old nail, to see what the final fitment will be like.

Plates are good but slightly bigger overall o/d than orig - which really makes no difference in service.  Concourse boys might get out a file to reduce the diameter slightly.....

Intend to get the things corrosion protected, probably by e coating, so they can be sprayed by the end user.

First production batch should be available by October.

NOTE - These will fit ALL TR's from TR2-TR6 instead of the rubber bung pt no 603384

Cheers

Peter W

PS I will put one in my TR if someone wants to touch one at IWE on Saturday.

following are pics of plug in and out of floors.

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2 minutes ago, Fireman049 said:

Hi ~

Any idea about the price?

Tom.

No

I do not know final costs yet so any given price may change. 

Peter W

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This reminds me. In 1976 I bought a 1955 TR2. I'm fairly sure that this had the metal floor seals. I'm sure they are somewhere in my garage ~ but where???

I'm lucky to locate my 3A in there let alone small items!!!

Tom.

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Hi,

A couple of photos of my original metal floor grommets, these were still fitted in the cars original floor panels which had been plated over with a single sheet of metal each side by a P.O.

To be cleaned up and refitted in my new floor panels. Great work Peter W.

Cheers

Ade

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