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Old 16th July 2017, 22:54
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A major step forward. I like how they look too and must be satisfying if they fix the original issue

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Yeah it will be if it sorts it
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Old 17th July 2017, 07:47
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Fixed mudguards are normally far more robust. The only thing you will have to contend with is, as they don't turn with the wheels, if you happen to be unlucky to be out in the rain each right hand bend will soak the driver with spray and each left hand bend the passsenger. But that's all part of the fun...

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Fixed mudguards are normally far more robust. The only thing you will have to contend with is, as they don't turn with the wheels, if you happen to be unlucky to be out in the rain each right hand bend will soak the driver with spray and each left hand bend the passsenger. But that's all part of the fun...

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Yeah, If I'm caught in the rain that's the least of my worries

Almost finished them now - haven't driven it yet but they seem much more sturdy to me.
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Old 22nd July 2017, 14:42
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New arch supporst done now and fitted - drove it home and they seemed to be much better than before - alot less vibration and movement. - only time and more driving will see how they hold up.
1 arches 5w by paul ward, on Flickr
1 arches 6w by paul ward, on Flickr
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Looks great, hope they work out well for you!
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Old 24th July 2017, 19:30
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Looks great, hope they work out well for you!
Thanks - took it for a decent run today - seems to be much better than before
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Very nice!
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Old 25th July 2017, 02:23
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Good news, hope they continue to work well!
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Old 31st August 2017, 14:09
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So, I took the car for it's longest run out so far on sunday - to the Pershore Plum festival. went in a small convoy of local cars and had a great day.
only one little thing was still niggling me about the car - the new looking plastic switch cover on the dashboard.
I've been looking on ebay for a vintage looking one, but can't find any so yesterday I decided to make my own.

using the cheap plastic one as a template I used aluminium to make this one (on the left) - painted it and then suitably scuffed it up to look 'authentic' - fitted it today
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Old 31st August 2017, 14:17
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Like the look of that switch and agreed looks a lot better than a plastic equivalent
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Looks the business, great job!
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Old 31st August 2017, 15:38
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cheers guys
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