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    Set of X1/9 targa catches

    Prepared set of 4 X1/9 over centre catches, from Jeff Penfold

    Over centre catches here

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    If you can get them for sub 100 you will be doing well !

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    Im surprised no one has found/made/had made for them an alternative. I think someone started making lightened flywheels cause they are no longer available.... a project for someone... Not quite there yet! Hopefully someone will come up with a solution before I get to that bit. Unless of course someone already has!

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

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    Miss Jones - I think tht means someone is working on it ! - hopefully ready by the time you will need them

    BTW - I see Jeff Penfold's catches went for 246 - which sounds like a lot to me but they are getting rarer.
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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    For those who are unaware, the club are currently exploring the possibility of having these made by a fabrication company. They've had access to an example and have come up with a possible way forward - as you can imagine, it's complicated with having a cast base and pressed moving parts. We're waiting for them to get back to us with prices/options, and hopefully they won't be too expensive given the relatively small numbers involved.

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    For those who are unaware, the club are currently exploring the possibility of having these made by a fabrication company. They've had access to an example and have come up with a possible way forward - as you can imagine, it's complicated with having a cast base and pressed moving parts. We're waiting for them to get back to us with prices/options, and hopefully they won't be too expensive given the relatively small numbers involved.
    Is the quote for Stratos spec. over centre catches Norm? As in, cut down and re-drilled.
    Not copies of the standard unmodified X1/9 roof catch.

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    Correctamundo, Chris. You'll still need to sort your own spacer blocks to go between the catches and the body though.

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    Correctamundo, Chris. You'll still need to sort your own spacer blocks to go between the catches and the body though.
    It wouldn't take a lot to make a mould for those
    Kits end up with variable thickness blocks, from car to car, but the original cars would have one set size/thickness.

    With the remanufactured catches, the bulk of the cost will be in tooling for the steel parts.
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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    But remember the different bodies used over the years and the subtle (and maybe not so subtle) difference in shape of the clams. Plus different positioning for Stradale and the Group 4's. And Hawk and LB already have their own solutions for those blocks, so why reinvent the wheel? (...as the discussion launches into all the different coffin spoke options...)

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