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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by Julianw » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:13 am

ul9601 wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:31 pm
I might try to mod the parcel shelf to lift with the hatch though.
That would be a most worthwhile mod imo! :D

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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by ul9601 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:59 am

Very splendid and worthwhile, indeed! :) (I've been listening to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy today...)
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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by White Exec » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:55 am

It will lift up with some added strings, but the holding springs underneath will need to be disabled, otherwise it won't lower again - unless you relay on the downward clout of the tailgate to do it!

The 13th window seems very much a matter of taste. The one here has had just one day's use in 21 years.
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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by ul9601 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 8:52 am

White Exec wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:55 am
It will lift up with some added strings, but the holding springs underneath will need to be disabled, otherwise it won't lower again - unless you relay on the downward clout of the tailgate to do it!
I didn't know there were springs - I'll have to take another look.
White Exec wrote:
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:55 am
The 13th window seems very much a matter of taste. The one here has had just one day's use in 21 years.
That's pretty disappointing - It does seem like a gimmick, really, I mean how many times do you open the hatch on a trip while everyone is still inside the car? And it must really blow with rain and gale to make a difference. Also could get quite annoying if folding down the rear seats on a regular basis.
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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by White Exec » Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:37 am

My mistake - just one 'grip' spring, in the centre of the long hinge, under a small plastic cover.
Function is to keep the flap raised when lifted. Gets tired over time; just needs a bend to work again. Do not lubricate, or it slips.

Vaguely connected, a bit of boot lighting improvement from 2014: viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5804
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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by ul9601 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:15 pm

I think my hinge spring is well knackered.
Very impressed with the brightness of the boot lighting! I have mine turned off though as I don't like bugs drawn into the interior.

PS - love the boot floor carpet!!! 8-)
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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by ul9601 » Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:22 pm

Julianw wrote:
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:26 pm
Welcome. Is it Delage Red? ...
It's EJV - Mandarin Red.
I haven't seen other reds so can't really make comparison but do like mine.
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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by Julianw » Thu Mar 07, 2019 12:53 am

Ta. More plummy than delage then, I'm guessing - delage looks a bit more 'brick red', especially under certain lights.

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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by ul9601 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:45 am

I've had a couple of red cars other than this - one was a maroon Ford Fairmont (refer my avatar) and the other, series 1 C5, rouge lucifer, both of them I was quite fond of...
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Re: Hiya - a new guy here

Post by ul9601 » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:45 am

Parcel shelf mod - proof of concept.
I think I'll need black string, obviously. The hinge is a bit crooked, not sure why.
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