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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:56 AM

If these clips are so hard to get, has anyone come up with any good ideas to replace them? Ie does a little bit of sikaflex or silicon do the job? I also thought maybe the putty you use for radiator/petrol tank repairs might work? A little dob on the back should hold the pins in, but might be a pain if you want to take them out again...? Anyone got any recomendations? Maybe some heat shrink around them?



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 08:46 PM

No conclusion as far as I'm aware.  None of the ones Les sent me worked.



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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:10 PM

Les sent me a stack also. None fitted straight up, but I carefully ran a drill bit through the centre of one particular size and it worked a treat. The outter diameter fitted the nose cone no worries and once I drilled the inner out a smidge. The badge fitted in also. Shit I can't remember which type it was.... Hmmmm.

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 09:25 PM

Les sent me a stack also. None fitted straight up, but I carefully ran a drill bit through the centre of one particular size and it worked a treat. The outter diameter fitted the nose cone no worries and once I drilled the inner out a smidge. The badge fitted in also. Shit I can't remember which type it was.... Hmmmm.

brad that would be tipical of your perseverance and attention to detail
plus a bit of ingenuity
i say bugger it! never give up!
have you sold that beautiful black beast?
personally i hope not!
cheers davemc

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Posted 04 November 2013 - 10:06 PM

Cheers Dave. Nah mate, no one is interested in it. I was thinking I could strip it and part it out on eBay to get rid of it. Took it off carsales as I'm sick of it being scammed on other sites.

Had a hunt through my 5500 pics of he build......

Found a pic of this little bag of plugs. Not sure if this part number matches anything on Rares website or not? But yeah as I said I ran a drill bit rough the centre quickly to avoid deforming the plastic. The outer diameter fitted perfect.

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Here we go.

http://www.rsp.net.a...MM-HOLE-7MM-LTH

Edited by hanra, 04 November 2013 - 10:12 PM.


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Posted 05 November 2013 - 07:26 AM

This number is for a pack of 6 NS0024



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Posted 06 November 2013 - 06:44 PM

Mmm, can cross check my pack if you want.



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 10:44 AM

just found some suitable old stock plugs for the torana, but as I checked my new rare spares letters I noticed that the N letter has 2 thick pins instead of like the other letters.

they are a very snug fit to the hole, meaning no plastic plug could be used and the metal cup that fits on the back wont fit either. WTF

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 08:15 AM

chrome yella, thank you for the feedback. We understand your issue and we have removed this kit from sale whilst it is being investigated.



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Posted 13 February 2015 - 06:20 PM

So in the wash up of this are the plastic inserts now available, I need 2 full sets

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Posted 14 February 2015 - 11:22 PM

I'll look into where we are at on these on Monday.

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 08:04 AM

I'll look into where we are at on these on Monday.


Do I contact you Edan at RS can I get the branch number where you are located

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Posted 15 February 2015 - 09:58 PM

At RS H/O, will post up an update this week.

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 05:19 PM

Highly unlikely they were plastic from factory on the early models considering these are from 78 UC

unless they upgraded to metal for that model?

bit of a fancy looking thing,was not meant to come out going on the "lock wings" ?

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 08:14 PM

Highly unlikely they were plastic from factory on the early models considering these are from 78 UC
unless they upgraded to metal for that model?
bit of a fancy looking thing,was not meant to come out going on the "lock wings" ?
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They are plastic have one made up as a sample and fits spot on

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Posted 16 February 2015 - 09:17 PM

The metal ones wouldn't fit into my nose cone.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 03:49 PM

This is the sample we have for development, we do not have any other update at this stage as to time etc. I should have further information within the next month on this project.



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Posted 18 February 2015 - 03:54 PM

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This is the sample we have for development, we do not have any other update at this stage as to time etc. I should have further information within the next month on this project.


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Posted 27 April 2015 - 03:55 PM

Hi guys sorry to ask but has anyone had any luck!
Fitting my "TORANA" badges will complete my build
but have been holding off glueing them on in hope to get the correct plugs!!
Thanks heaps. Shibby

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Posted 27 April 2015 - 06:27 PM

The short answer they aren't available. I went thru this exercise a couple of months ago
A guy at work had a model lathe and made them very easy , so ask around you might find someone with a lathe who can make the
Mine were 2mm ID 3mm OD a 1mm flange with flange OD of 5mm and 8mm line, I cut them with a razor blade, and bobs your uncle

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Posted 21 September 2015 - 08:59 PM

this is a issue we are now coming across also we have tried the metal clips but they do not fit in the original holes of our hatch lid

 

I prefer to use plastic retainers as they don't chip the paint and cause rust issues

 

what is the current use to get around this problem

 

Thanks

Adolf



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Posted 21 September 2015 - 09:55 PM

Cheers Dave. Nah mate, no one is interested in it. I was thinking I could strip it and part it out on eBay to get rid of it. Took it off carsales as I'm sick of it being scammed on other sites.

Had a hunt through my 5500 pics of he build......

Found a pic of this little bag of plugs. Not sure if this part number matches anything on Rares website or not? But yeah as I said I ran a drill bit rough the centre quickly to avoid deforming the plastic. The outer diameter fitted perfect.

null_zpsfb13cd16.jpg

null_zps00f544fa.jpg


Here we go.

http://www.rsp.net.a...MM-HOLE-7MM-LTH


This was my solution.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:14 PM

Have the plastic sockets been reproduced as yet???




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