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by jamescarruthers
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?
Replies: 13
Views: 85

Re: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?

Aye, wedge shaped jiffy bag should do it. Whole car, recorded post.
Hahaha

No, the headrest, I can pick up at some point if he can't get it or they won't post it!‎
by jamescarruthers
Fri Aug 23, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?
Replies: 13
Views: 85

Re: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?

This is the car they were talking about to you and I. I think they were very confused! I would only deal with them in person or on the phone (01480212291). I suspect email is like Star Trek to them! They should be able to post it. If not maybe pay over the phone, ask them to keep it aside and I can ...
by jamescarruthers
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?
Replies: 13
Views: 85

Re: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?

Don't get too excited, the rear lights are split on the light emitting face and broken at the top!
by jamescarruthers
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?
Replies: 13
Views: 85

Re: How do I restuff a 480 headrest (or get a new one)?

I guess you have the blue piped interior? This is quite rare as it only went with a few colours (yours and white maybe). However, the headrests don't have the piping in so a car with red piping interior will also work for your car. There's one at Lake's Volvo, Bedford which is quite knackered but th...
by jamescarruthers
Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds
Replies: 5
Views: 35

Re: October Mini Meet Lincolnshire Wolds

Hoping to come in a freshly painted 480!
by jamescarruthers
Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Gas springs for the rear window
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Gas springs for the rear window

They do recharge them as they did two of the four I sent them. Can't remember which two they managed to do though. ‎
by jamescarruthers
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Gas springs for the rear window
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Gas springs for the rear window

I think the pop-up motor teeth will be under more pressure with a knackered strut when deploying the lights. But then you could argue that they will be under more pressure when retracting with a fully charged strut! So, I don't really know if it will prolong the light motor's life-- more spread the ...
by jamescarruthers
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Gas springs for the rear window
Replies: 9
Views: 112

Re: Gas springs for the rear window

They are widely available. However...‎ My choice would be to send yours (along with the pop up light gas struts which are probably also very weak now)‎ to SGS Engineering. They will recharge yours and if they hold a pressure, send them back. If they don't hold pressure, they'll send you replacements...
by jamescarruthers
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: New 480 owner
Replies: 3
Views: 112

Re: New 480 owner

Welcome aboard!‎
by jamescarruthers
Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Body and Interior (80)
Topic: Central Locking fix
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Central Locking fix

Don't kn‎ow too much about this but the central locking is activated by a switch on the driver's side lock activating an actuator on the passenger side lock. So the idea of cleaning contacts up sounds pretty sensible as a start.   Also, the central locking system is controlled by the driver's side o...
by jamescarruthers
Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Meetings
Topic: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019
Replies: 50
Views: 1195

Re: Scotland Mobile Mini Meet August 17TH 2019

Three cars, six members and one cat having a great day. Looking forward to seeing a few more as we head north. ‎