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Offline robrd

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chrome strip clips
« on: October 06, 2021, 02:39:40 PM »
Hi everyone, I have been searching and searching for the fasteners that clip into the chrome strip on a seat and fit through the seat base and you put a nut on to hold the chrome strip in place. Failing to find any I thought I would try making them, it was a lot easier than I thought, now I have all 10 ready to fit on. If anyone is having the same problem, get in touch.

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Re: chrome strip clips
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2021, 05:39:53 AM »
Photo please?

Offline robrd

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Re: chrome strip clips
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2021, 04:43:14 PM »
What I did was to cut a piece of tin, put a countersunk hole in it and then tined it with solder. I got a small bolt and ground the head down quite thin, then i tined that as well and soldered them both together. The outcome is a good sturdy little fastener ready for fitting.

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Offline robrd

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Re: chrome strip clips
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2021, 07:06:15 PM »
Hi Ian, yes I have seen these but for honda's. They are different to the ones fitted so I thought that I would save £20 and make my own, with a nut fitting the same as that is on. I am what they call old school and prefer to make where possible, these only cost pence apposed to pounds and my opinion is easier to fit. Thanks for showing me.

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Re: chrome strip clips
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2021, 11:22:00 PM »
Similar idea to yours ie bolting in place but no need for all the solder
https://www.aircooledrdclub.com/smf/index.php?topic=59254.msg469173#msg469173
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Re: chrome strip clips
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2021, 08:59:38 AM »
Hi Astute Greaser, thanks for showing me that, it is the first time i've seen it as it was posted before my time on the forum, If I had I would have tried it. I enjoy soldering though.