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Post by jeff hoole » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:35 am

As above should there be a trim round the vents ?
Mine as pieces of ribbed rubber. Or should the vinyl just form a slot ?
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Post by peter freeman » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:29 am

Nothing around mine Jeff - the vinyl is just folded inside and glued in position



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Post by DARK STAR » Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:50 am

There's certainly nothing shown in the parts book.
I have home-made trims like you Jeff.
I did find some smart metal trims at an auto jumble once - but they were not long enough.
Such things probably exist though.


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Post by scimjim » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:22 pm

Would the ones from an SE5 fit? I’ll measure up at the weekend if I remember.


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Post by jeff hoole » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:07 am

Thanks I’ll see what it looks like when it’s re trimmed


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Post by David Tew » Sat Nov 09, 2019 11:31 am

As Peter says, the original fit is just fold-under and glue.
scimjim wrote:
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Would the ones from an SE5 fit? I’ll measure up at the weekend if I remember.
Yes, they will fit. I've done it to my Coupe and I think it does look much better. A bit of fettling required but not too difficult. :wink:
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Post by mikeyb1 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:28 pm

That looks nice and neat. Due to the very small amount of vinyl available, mine frequently come unstuck and look untidy, probably restrict the airflow as well. Se5 you say? Mike.



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Post by David Tew » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:41 pm

Yup, SE5. The dash-top is similar but not identical but the vents fit fine with a little bit of work with the Dremel.

The original is probably the worst bit of trimming I have ever seen. I think Reliant used the "near enough, that'll do" ethic there. :lol:


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Post by DARK STAR » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:48 pm

That's the same as I found (but in the right size :wink: )
They are probably fitted to many different cars.
I may invest in a pair of SE5 ones.
Does Nigel have them?


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Post by peter freeman » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:33 pm

Do they fit over the air outlet - mine is difficult to position in the centre so if they fit properly they will hold the outlet in position



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Post by jeff hoole » Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:56 pm

Thanks David that’s just what I want.
So does anybody have a spare pair or know of a supplier ?


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Post by David Tew » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:05 pm

peter freeman wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Do they fit over the air outlet - mine is difficult to position in the centre so if they fit properly they will hold the outlet in position
Hi Peter,
Yes, they fit fine with a little adjustment with a Dremel to both the vents and the dash top.
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Post by peter freeman » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:25 pm

Thanks for the reply David - all I need now is to find some like Jeff - I will not ask for some on site as Jeff is first in line - first come first served



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