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    Targa Catch refurb kit

    Having read various posts on springs and clevis pins for refurbishing targa catches I thought I would do some research and costing. The expensive part is cost for us to achieve as individuals balanced against taking a chance and ordering volume with the hope of selling on. I have emailed a number of companies in relation to making the grooved clevis pins to the correct length. One has come back to me at present but the min order makes it a costly initial outlay.

    I am not expecting a group buy commitment but checking if this is viable given the price point and if Craig at LB or anyone else has this in flight.

    To create a kit (all in stainless) as follows:
    4 Springs ( assume easy enough to bend? So would be pre bent)
    8 Grooved Clevis pins @ 30mm from inside edge of head to start of groove
    8 e-clips
    16 wave washers
    (I have omitted the shorter peened over pin as assume standard Clevis pin cut to length, the possibly drilled to ease peaning over)

    Initial pricing would be c £25 - £30 ( me with no overheads) and not sure how viable this would make it.

    Any thoughts welcome

    Attached is is what I emailed companies itís based on the standard din spec on the Thomas Potter website with the G1 measurement changed to 30mm which I understand to be correct.
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    Re: Targa Catch refurb kit

    Neil - I've just re-furbed mine using the Chicago screws but your price of £25-30 sounds reasonable to me for a complete refurb kit.

    Peter

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    Re: Targa Catch refurb kit

    Neil, As already mentioned I'll buy a set at that price, many thanks for getting this far!

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    Re: Targa Catch refurb kit

    I will have one too.

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    Re: Targa Catch refurb kit

    Count me in too, one set please.

    Tim.

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    Re: Targa Catch refurb kit

    Could you please add me to the list for a set
    Thanks Paul

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    Re: Targa Catch refurb kit

    I'll take a set too please.

    Thanks

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    Re: Targa Catch refurb kit

    One set for me too, please.

    Marcus

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    Re: Targa Catch refurb kit

    Ok I really want to do this as part of my build so need a few more before I commit. I accept I won’t cover all costs initially but confident will sell over time, just need to reduce financial exposure a bit more. I have been reading up on bending spring steel even small diameter. Metal work at school in mid 70s came flooding back. (Annealing, tempering and hardening, Cherry red, blue, straw!!)

    I finish work on Tuesday having taken early retirement and feel like an expectant father waiting for the LB kit. I know this should be in build thread but had a play in garage today cleaning up a few bits. I have both types of steering column so lightly blasted, wire brushed etc.

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    Re: Targa Catch refurb kit

    how much lower would the pric ego if we ordered 50 or 100?

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