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    Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    I have a set of catches which I am going to renovate, however the springs are corroded, has anyone found a suitable replacement spring for the catches. I used the originals on the ones on my car so didn't need new springs. Would like this set to be mint hence looking for new springs.
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    Re: Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    Hi Rob
    if you can find or measure an old Spring.....then try Entex springs Nottingham...they are manufacturers of all types
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    Re: Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    I made my own using piano wire. I was very pleased with the result and it's a useful skill to have. First couple were a bit ropey but after that they look pretty perfect.

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    Re: Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    I found some in stainless but they costs a bloomin' fortune as I only needed a small number.

    I'll see if I can find the info.

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    Re: Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    If you can dig out the info, Leigh, that would be great. If there's a chance of a group order, I'd be very keen as mine are well past their best!
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    Re: Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    so would I - mine are looking a bit manky !
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    Re: Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    Got them from Associated Spring raymond

    Part no T038-180-218-R

    https://www.assocspring.co.uk/torsio...T038-180-218-R

    £4.40 each! If you buy 25 they go down to about £1.70 each.

    Needed the end tail trimming and bending over but worked perfectly.

    Original on left, new on right



    New ones after trim and bend:



    Fitted

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    Re: Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    Many thanks for that Leigh, Leave it with me they come out at over 2 quid each with VAT and ship, so will buy 25 and cut and bend them so there ready to use and offer them on here as set of 4 for 10 quid, will be 5 sets going. Will update when I have sorted it.
    Cheers Rob

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    Re: Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    Sounds good - put me down for a set Rob
    Thanks

    Peter

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    Re: Clamsheĺl overcentre catches/X1/9 Targa top fasteners.

    Thanks for volunteering, Rob - put me down for a set please.
    Richard C

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