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 Post subject: El tickford bodykit towbar cover
Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:46 pm 
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ive got a genuine el tickford bodykit sitting in the shed ready to put on my xr, but its missing the towbar cover...
will only a tickford kit one fit?... i tried a normal one from a rear bumper but its too small
i dont like my chances of finding one so what are my options?
also whats the going rate to get a ticky kit painted and fitted?

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 Post subject: Re: El tickford bodykit towbar cover
Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:58 am 
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I didn't think you could get a cover to full the hole in the kit.

The towbar cutout is molded part of the kit, and it actually cut out by the factory/dealer when a towbar is fitted.
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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:21 am 
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well that would be s**t then....

would it be possible to plastic weld another a bit of plastic in and smooth it out?
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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:40 am 
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Snaken wrote:
well that would be s**t then....

would it be possible to plastic weld another a bit of plastic in and smooth it out?

yeah you can plastic weld it, i dont know how much it would cost though.

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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:02 pm 
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Assuming you can find a piece of plastic in exactly the right shape needed.
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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 2:12 pm 
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They are still available from ford p/n - eltvef27710a downside is its $133 retail :( and on top of that you need to get it painted

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:05 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
Assuming you can find a piece of plastic in exactly the right shape needed.

you cut it to size and if need be you can heat it and bend it to shape plastic is very mouldable....
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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:19 pm 
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Yes, I know... It's ok, you dont need to educate me on what plastics can do. :D

I'm a perfectionist, it would have to be done pretty well to make me happy... Hence the comment.

Plus, have to remember, the rear skirt is not plastic, its solid rubber.
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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:25 pm 
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arm79 wrote:
Plus, have to remember, the rear skirt is not plastic, its solid rubber.


ef maybe but not el, i just sent my genuine el kit in to get sprayed and its all plastic

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:29 pm 
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Interesting.

My EL rear skirt was rubber. Had tickford wings imprinted in the underside like it should, and when you grabed it and squeezed, it was solid, but soft and squishy, with a harder outer layer.

If you took it off and looked behind, it was all rubber.

The sides and front skirts were all plastic though.
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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:32 pm 
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yea the ef kit is rubber, but the el isnt
thats a lot of coin for a piece of plastic lol
if it was definatley cheaper to get a bit of plastic welded in there i would be doing that.
if not where can i get the part from?
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Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 5:58 pm 
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Snaken wrote:
yea the ef kit is rubber, but the el isnt
thats a lot of coin for a piece of plastic lol
if it was definatley cheaper to get a bit of plastic welded in there i would be doing that.
if not where can i get the part from?



couldnt tell ya, try wreckers you might get lucky and find one with a damaged rear skirt but an intact towbar cover, i couldnt be a*** with all the hassles and phonecalls so i just bought the one from ford

 

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