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 Post subject: ideas to fill torneau holes
Posted: Sun Nov 06, 2011 10:12 pm 
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hi guys

just bought an xh ute. plenty to be done. but first up im geting a hard cover so i will want to remove the torneau cover latches. can i get any advise ir is there a tech doc.

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 Post subject: Re: ideas to fill torneau holes
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:37 am 
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Alot of people weld the holes up then smooth them off and respray....If done right you will never even know the holes were ever there.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ideas to fill torneau holes
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 11:40 am 
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weld. ok ill have to do some practice. what do you recone off bog

 

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 Post subject: Re: ideas to fill torneau holes
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:28 pm 
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marxr8 wrote:
weld. ok ill have to do some practice. what do you recone off bog


Bog will work but over time it will crack and fall out leaving the holes exposed so in the end it will have been a waste of time. Welding them up is the only real way of fixing them forever.

 

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Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:42 pm 
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I would get some beat up old car panels to try welding on first, see first hand how much damage you can do with the slightest bit too much heat like Ash mentioned.

 

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 Post subject: Re: ideas to fill torneau holes
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 7:10 pm 
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Utes that come with hard lids from the factory have little plugs that are coloured to match. They aren't the best option cause you can easily see them but won't be as obvious as the clips you have now. Much safer than stuffing up the welding too.

They are on ebay from time to time and I think you can buy them from Ford dealers, I imagine BA etc would still fit the XH.
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Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 8:36 pm 
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Ash wrote:
Thomas123 wrote:
I imagine BA etc would still fit the XH.


You'd have to check the diameter. AU/BA/BF use a single rivet to hold their clips on. XD-XH use 3 plastic pins per clip that push in from the back.


My XG had 3 pins but my XH has the single rivet type. In any case checking the diameter would be good.
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 Post subject: Re: ideas to fill torneau holes
Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:54 pm 
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Yeah, XHI's have the 3 hole attachment with a hook fitting, XHII's have a single one with a round fitting.
Probably best to improvise with the original fittings - maybe a body coloured plug.

Too much hassle and too much to go wrong filling/finishing the existing holes - probably should be left to a pro, $$$$ as well too.

 

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