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by Robsee
Sun Aug 23, 2020 11:02 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.

Thanks for the detailed description Capello. :clapping errr... I think I know what you mean. I didn't see any spring jump out when I dismantled the plastic pieces nor did I find it on the desk where I did it or on the floor under the desk. :headbanging I'll probably find it the next time I decorate...
by Robsee
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.

Thanks for the detailed description Capello. :clapping errr... I think I know what you mean. I didn't see any spring jump out when I dismantled the plastic pieces nor did I find it on the desk where I did it or on the floor under the desk. :headbanging I'll probably find it the next time I decorate....
by Robsee
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.

Thanks Paul. Separated the plastic pieces on the front from the alloy casting late last night and two odd-shaped pieces of brass fell out of the slidable side/bit of the casting. (see pic with the non-slideable piece re-attached and the pieces of brass on the top of the slideable piece) https://i.im...
by Robsee
Wed Aug 19, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.

Crepello, thank you very much for taking the time to help me out. I relatively recently replaced a broken driver side door handle and it was compatible with a later Land Rover model. The thingy mejiggy rod had snapped inside. I cannot see the barrel of the lock as it is still in the latch assembly b...
by Robsee
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.

Well, it was all going well until I got this from Rimmers: We can not supply this part it`s no longer available from MG Rover. On the web site it supersedes to a Land Rover part number - I believe this is not the same as the Rover, sorry It looked so right as well! Going to circulate my requirements...
by Robsee
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?
Replies: 12
Views: 2645

Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

Thanks for your reply Chris. In my research I found these suppliers of Rover hoods: http://www.car-hood.co.uk/214216-cabriolet-h950-2 Specialist suppliers and fitters of Rover hoods https://roverrevival.onlineweb.shop/ and these general suppliers and fitters of hoods including Rovers of course in va...
by Robsee
Mon Aug 17, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.

Thank you all very much for taking the time to give me such helpful replies and especially the detailed ones. I was quite overwelmed by it all. I got my head under the glove box with torch in hand yesterday trying to locate the three bolts that remove the whole lot Johnny referred to in his post. Pr...
by Robsee
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Re: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.

Thanks RR, got the bolts out but still can't get in from the bottom. It won't budge. Not knowing how it is configured does not help. There is probably a way to agreesivly twist to release the hook without breaking anything. Will perhaps have to take into the garage I use for servicing or telephone a...
by Robsee
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Rover 200 and 400 Chat
Topic: Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.
Replies: 19
Views: 2101

Lost the only key to my glove box, help please.

The adapter nut for the wheel locking nuts is locked in there! Obviously, I have now learned it is was a bad idea to keep it there only having one key... duh! Could do with a couple of new tyres for the MOT and to stay lawful. I have tried wrigling around several small sized screwdrivers and an exte...
by Robsee
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?
Replies: 12
Views: 2645

Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

It's not that bad a job to do. It took me an afternoon to do mine. https://ibb.co/K5wy85q I understand not everyone would want to tackle it, for lots of reasons. I would happily do it again, or assist anyone doing it. Thanks for the photo Chris, beautiful motor! That looks like a new hood and if so...
by Robsee
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?
Replies: 12
Views: 2645

Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

RoverRevival wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:42 pm
As above...*laughs*

I do have a company that supplies and fits new mohair but is £1k and Manchester based.
Thanks for your reply.

Is that VAT inclusive?
by Robsee
Mon Aug 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?
Replies: 12
Views: 2645

Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

Kriss707 wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 3:14 pm
The hood doesn't come into the MoT.

Go with the hood down :D
Thanks for your reply Kriss707.

Yes, I did think of that.... being very safety conscious in these "COVID times" ;-)
by Robsee
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?
Replies: 12
Views: 2645

Re: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

Bump

My requirements are still the same can anyone help?

I've got a small tear on the periphery of the roof and I have had to patch up the rear window. Will these be an issue for the MOT test?

Thanks
by Robsee
Thu May 28, 2020 12:20 am
Forum: Bodywork & Detailing
Topic: Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?
Replies: 12
Views: 2645

Could anyone recommend someone or a firm to supply and fit a new hood on my 1998 R8 216?

I live in Watford, the one in Hertfordshire so preferably someone nearby if possible or prepared to travel and fit. If I need to travel then so be it.

Thanks in advance.
by Robsee
Tue Sep 05, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi from a serial Cabby 216 Owner (2:-)
Replies: 15
Views: 2397

Re: Hi from a serial Cabby 216 Owner (2:-)

:clapping No bowing smillie, so...... thank you kind sir! BTW, I changed to Imgur.com for third party hosting after Photobucket knocked it on the head for free accounts. It's free, does n't require a sign-up but better if you want to stay organised and as far as I'm aware unlimited on space. User-f...