Retaining Channel Aeroscreen

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Retaining Channel Aeroscreen

Been waiting for a reply from Redline about whether they can supply these and not heard anything so went to order them from Caterham only for the LH one to be out of stock Curse  Anyone ordered ones from Kitcardirect http://www.kitcardirect.co.uk/caterham-s3-easy-swap-retaining-channel.html and where they reasonably quality and did they fit OK?  

Nick

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Hi Nick

You will probably find that Chris at Redline is just very busy. I have found that recently and he did get back to me. Maybe a chase up email.

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I've had the kit car direct ones and they were fine, my current 7 has some I got 2nd hand!

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Thanks Andrew will probably order some.  

Ray, noted but just a holding email would have been nice after a couple of weeks and I did send a follow up email.  Want to support Chris but also need to get an order in.

Nick

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I've just found out that, while the contact details haven't altered, phone, email, etc., Redline's new business address is quite some distance from the old one.

Reynard Crag,
Reynard Crag Lane,
High Birstwith,
Harrogate,
HG3 2JQ

So I'm guessing the problem about getting hold of Chris Mintoft has been what must have been a big move, geographically.

Alan

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Alan

Just seen the post from Chris.  Maybe it would have been prudent to post up before he up sticks and moved so we could have given him some slack.  Posted up something on his website or Facebook page or have an answer phone message to keep customers informed?  Seems an odd way to run a business?   As I said I want to support small businesses especially in the Caterham world.

Nick

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I made my own up, simple job. 

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More information please Guy.  What tools required?  Welding required?  How did you form the bend in the metal?  Can you make others as it will cost me close to £45 from Caterham/Redline?

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Is it worth a call to Arch?  Bruce or Phil might be able to make a pair up for you.

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Reply to #8

I made mine about 18 years ago and memory is not so good at my age but here goes,

I cut them out of what looks like 2.5 or 3.0mm mild steel sheet, A 90° bend and a small 90° return (I had access to a press in those days) to fit in the channel, For the slots I drilled a couple of holes close to each other and elongated them into the slots with (a lot) of filing. Tack welded 2 x M8 nuts then had them powder coated locally.

 

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Thanks Guy, no access to welding or metal press so not an easy job for me.  Bought some from Redline today as Chris seems to be up and running again.  Did not think about Arch and not sure if they make these for Caterham, seems a bit of a small order to start bothering Bruce  or Phil?