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mike smith1

posted on 26/2/07 at 11:01 AM Reply With Quote
Handbrake Gaitor and Surrounds

Hi All,

After some inspiration on this one, have a nice little surround from a clio that sits over the sierra hand brake on the tunnel of our indy just nicely and looks quite good (will take a picture later)!

I have a richbrook yellow gaitor that we were planning to use but its not quite right as the part that ties up near the handle its self is to bulky for the surround.

I know it will be easier to understand once the picture is posted, but would like to see what others have done.

Mike






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macnab

posted on 26/2/07 at 11:07 AM Reply With Quote
I'd like to see that as mines looking crap






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mike smith1

posted on 27/2/07 at 06:54 PM Reply With Quote
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posted on 27/2/07 at 07:01 PM Reply With Quote
as you can see in pic's 4 & 5 the gaitor does't want to sit near the handle and when it is tight upto the handle and the handbrake is in the off position the gaitor is to bulky and causes the handbrake light on the dash to stay on. I have the feeling the only way to resolve this is to change the gaitor to a type that has a encorporated handbrake handle.

Any ideas appreciated as its starting to do my head in now! Comment about surround etc welcomed as well as i didn't like it at first but its growing on me.

Please be honest.

Mike






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Hellfire

posted on 27/2/07 at 08:58 PM Reply With Quote
Mike, even if you could find a gaitor to fit, are you sure you'll be able to fully release the handbrake with the surround on? Looks a bit tight to me.

Phil






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mike smith1

posted on 27/2/07 at 09:02 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Hellfire
Mike, even if you could find a gaitor to fit, are you sure you'll be able to fully release the handbrake with the surround on? Looks a bit tight to me.

Phil



Yes mate, the light goes out when the gaitor is not on so if we get a handle and gaitor combined it should work, were did you get your gaitor it buts upto the same style handle as ours doesn't it?

Congrats on the magazine article by the way, looks awesome!

Mike






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Hellfire

posted on 27/2/07 at 09:28 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers Mike. Unfortunately our old man made the aluminium handbrake grip and mum stitched the gaitor together after cutting the material for it.

Phil






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