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P38A Door spring

Discussion in 'Range Rover' started by Dopey, Mar 16, 2019 at 6:18 PM.

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    Dopey Well-Known Member

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    The back tailgate, can anyone guess as to about the thickness of the spring for the lock? im going to make a stainless one
     
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    Given up on the switch mod? I think I used 18swg when I made a spring, not sure stainless has the right characteristics though, I used piano wire.
     
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    Been waiting so long for the switch, I might give the piano wire a go
     
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    I meant the plug, I have the switch
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    It has to be smaller than the finished diameter. If you are making a 1 inch diameter spring, mandrel would need to be around 3/4 inch. Trial and error is involved.
     
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    You mean the spring inside the boot button (that turns to dust) ? The one that spring guy was selling with a an o-ring for silly money?
    Wonder if the spring on my old stat would fit?
     
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    wammers STILL BREATHING. Donater

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    I doubt it, but if it does book into the gym for some thumb strengthening exercises.
     
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    I just remembered, last time I tried to separate it, it was well stuck, couldn't get it apart...
     
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    You need arthritis to stiffen the thumb up to open now lol. I like it that way though, stops anyone going in my boot unless you have the knack for it ;)
     
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    Plus try using open palm of your hand rather than thumb. Gentler on thumb and button
     
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