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Was after some tiny trim bits that seem to have vanished in the course of time.

First is a choke hold plug. Used to block off the choke hole on auto choke cars.

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Second is the small plastic edge trim for the drivers parcel tray. The hold the vinyl down and round off the edges. They are a left and right so would need a pair. They are also the same on the passenger parcel so either would be fine. Ideally a whole tray for the drivers side would be perfect but I have doubts on getting a good one so if I can get at least the plastic trim bits I can restore my original one.

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Message me if you have anything. Cheers

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Do you mean one of these RP? If this is the one it can be winging its way over to you next week.

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There are a couple of shelf ends on eBay item no 264047596347

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3 hours ago, colr6 said:

Do you mean one of these RP? If this is the one it can be winging its way over to you next week.

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There are a couple of shelf ends on eBay item no 264047596347

no thats no good to him, its not in the ford packet!

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10 hours ago, colr6 said:

Do you mean one of these RP? If this is the one it can be winging its way over to you next week.

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There are a couple of shelf ends on eBay item no 264047596347

That definitely looks like it! It has the same texture as the rest of the fascia and everything. Where did you get that from Col? If this is from your new Sport it should stay with you for your own restoration I think?

Yes those are the shelf ends too! Thanks for that as it allows me to show people what they look like at least. Wow already past twenty quid. The silly thing is I should have them, they fell off over the years but given they don't really look like car parts when off the shelf they have been misplaced or thrown away.

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7 hours ago, RWL81P said:

no thats no good to him, its not in the ford packet!

Hahahaha! :mrgreen: While I did collect alot of genuine parts in the 80's. I dont find myself using them all that much unless there are no alternatives. I wish I had these though new but never thought of them as significant then. (I so regret never buying 4 door C Pillar trims when they were available new) Now most of the time I use secondhand parts or aftermarket stuff. As bizarre as it may sound I dont see my car as a restoration but just a tidy up trying to get it as neat and original as possible while not looking like the paint crazed rust heap it had become. Its still my road car that I take the dog to the reservoir in on Sundays. Its been registered every year since 1979. My painting skills are amateurish at best saved only by the fact that its white and you cant see the flaws out in the sun. I just feel new Ford parts should be saved for skilled restoration jobs like the standard Ray and many others on here achieves. That was my intention to restore the car one day but was out of my depth to actually proceed. Some stuff I have even passed on to better homes when I probably should have used them myself. It can also backfire too as was the case with the stripes. None of the replicas were very accurate enough so as I went to use the set I had stored away ........ as you can predict they didn't stick LOL. They came in handy to have them specially scanned and replicated though so it wasn't a total loss in the end. I wish I knew then what I do now and I would have stockpiled many different things than I did back then that at the time I didn't think would be needed or valuable. Its only now looking at holes in my dash and a tatty drivers tray and C Pillar trims turning to powder that I probably could have made much better parts selection all those years ago. That and stock piled Mk1 Capris at 800 bucks a pop for a good one.

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An additional Item I would love is one of the original antennas that came on the Harriers. New would be great but used is fine too.

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PS -  If someone on the forum is already bidding on the shelf ends please let me know as I don't want to step on anyones toes.

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I'll be going onto manual choke so will not be required, you are welcome to use it no problem. If you win the trim parts you can send to me if any problem with sending to auss and I can forward with this grommet.

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4 hours ago, colr6 said:

I'll be going onto manual choke so will not be required, you are welcome to use it no problem. If you win the trim parts you can send to me if any problem with sending to auss and I can forward with this grommet.

If your definitely sure your not going to use it? Strangely when I bought the car in the early 80s it never had the plug. It had a 1600 choke cable in the spot that went nowhere. I never did find out why. I suspect it looked better with an original cable than a plastic plug. I eventually took the cable out just to stop everyone thinking it was a manual choke car and pulling it out to start it. It has looked like that image above for decades now. I do get around to things eventually LOL

Unfortunately the Tax department has infiltrated Ebay and even if I get parts sent elsewhere I still have to pay all the taxes and charges even on the postage itself. Its the latest government tax scam here yet they wont tax the biggest 100 companies that pay zero tax. The only way around that its to get someone there to buy it for me. I have imposed on Vista recently to save a hundred quid but that was a buy it now purchase. I wouldn't ask anyone to go through an arduous bidding process. I am going to try for them if the price doesn't go too high but Im worried already how expensive they are going to be.

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Interesting trivia factoid. There are actually two types of original choke hole plugs. The first neater type that Col has pictured and the second is much thicker with tapered sides more often found on Ghias. I cant remember peoples mobile numbers but pointless stuff like that is stored in my brain LOL

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8 minutes ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Interesting trivia factoid. There are actually two types of original choke hole plugs. The first neater type that Col has pictured and the second is much thicker with tapered sides more often found on Ghias. I cant remember peoples mobile numbers but pointless stuff like that is stored in my brain LOL

Your lucky!! I have to get my name embroidered on my shirts to remember my name !!! I thought I was called 'next' for three years then St Micheal after that, thought the wife had changed for name by de poll for Christmas just to amuse the grandkids...lol

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Oh dear.. Im prety sure I had that exact areal knocking about in the garage.

Got an awful feeling I threw it out when I moved house.

I will check and if I have it still its yours for the postage cost.

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Annoying isn't it - i'm sure i've binned parts that i thought were useless only to find 5 years down the line they are worth a fortune-shame the crap in my garage doesn't include any of it!

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5 hours ago, meXEco said:

Annoying isn't it - i'm sure i've binned parts that i thought were useless only to find 5 years down the line they are worth a fortune-shame the crap in my garage doesn't include any of it!

Very Annoying! I really should have two sets of these tray ends but they have just gone missing over the years. I dont even have to bin my own parts, if something hasn't moved for ten minutes it gets tossed around here. They dont look like car parts so its even easier for someone else to decide to throw them. Minimum 25 quid plus tax for a couple of inch long bits of plastic that I should already have. It does bite.

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Right then, can anyone help with these trim pieces ??? I need to borrow a pair if any one has some to see if I can get them made in alloy. Any help would be gratefully appreciated.

if you haven't read the original post they fit on the parcel shelf ends

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hi colr6, i will have a look this friday, for those caps, i am very sure i got enough, i will sent you a set, the other set will go to rallypack2000,

all for the same price, 0 pounds, it's for cristmas, cheers marcel

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1 hour ago, anglia58 said:

hi colr6, i will have a look this friday, for those caps, i am very sure i got enough, i will sent you a set, the other set will go to rallypack2000,

all for the same price, 0 pounds, it's for cristmas, cheers marcel

That's a really kind gesture Marcel. These things are like gold apparently and to give them away is pretty generous of you. Maybe if Col can get alloy ones copied from the ones you provide we should lock the originals away in a safe somewhere just in case!

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well col, if they are reasonably priced to be copied i'd be interested in a set. ive had 4 escorts with the under dash shelfs and never ever seen these ends!

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20 hours ago, anglia58 said:

hi colr6, i will have a look this friday, for those caps, i am very sure i got enough, i will sent you a set, the other set will go to rallypack2000,

all for the same price, 0 pounds, it's for cristmas, cheers marcel

Thankyou Marcel, that would be fantastic if you could,. Hopefully we can get some made to fill an apparent shortage.

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2 hours ago, RWL81P said:

well col, if they are reasonably priced to be copied i'd be interested in a set. ive had 4 escorts with the under dash shelfs and never ever seen these ends!

Just got to see the man if it's possible. It relies on two things, can they be done and of course price. Bearing in mind these won't attract the RS tax...lol

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27 minutes ago, colr6 said:

Just got to see the man if it's possible. It relies on two things, can they be done and of course price. Bearing in mind these won't attract the RS tax...lol

well could always make an impression in plastercene or something and melt plastic into it.

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hi folks, i looked for a few hours, i just found about 6 left ones, i did cleared some stuff and throw the big parcel shelfs away, i did keep the smaller ones,

they only have the left caps on them, these sit in between the shelf and the side of the car, that;s why you won't loose them, i think you will loose the left one in england, i also think the left one is the mirror form of the right one.

i will sent the ones i got to colr6, he can copie them, if it dosn't cost to much, and with the 6 he will get he could swap with some one hows got a right one, so you could make sets.

i will ask here in holland if i can get right ones.

sorry about trowing stuff away,

cheers marcel

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2 hours ago, Rally Pack 2000 said:

Is this something that would suit 3D printing? They could scan and flip a left one to make right ones?

That's a possibility, but at what cost ? How would you get an estimate for doing some ? Anyone got any connections with 3D printing ?

The other suggestion of making a mould, another good idea. Worth looking into.

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I would also be interested in these if there is a batch made.

I think it is something that would suit 3D printing, but I'm no expert.

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