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Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:01 pm 
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Hi All,
Has anyone done this before? Can you buy separate elastics from ford? it looks like they are pressed together, so they'd almost have to be broken and then a new one pressed in. Quite annoying having 1 broken elastic and the rest of the tonneau cover is perfect.

any advice greatly appreciated
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Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 7:58 pm 
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Take it to a trimmer prob cost you 20 or 30 bucks

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 8:38 pm 
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Looking from behind they have a white plastic clip in the centre. Put a flat head screwdriver in it and turn. This will break the clip (its the only way to get them out). The new ones cost around 3 or 4 bucks each (may even be less: I can't remember). To refit put the looped part on and tap the clip back in. Pretty simple. 8-)

BTW I'm pretty sure I have seen these clips available at Autobahn

 

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Posted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 9:45 pm 
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The Dog wrote:
BTW I'm pretty sure I have seen these clips available at Autobahn
I've seen the clips and elastic bungees at Supercrap Auto as well.

 

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Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:37 pm 
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Thanks a lot for the information guys and also to jrfttf. I just rang Ford and the genuine clips/elastics are about $6 each, so that'll make the old ute look a bit nicer now from behind.
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