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    Question Roll Over Hoop Fittings

    Hi all after some help please, I've just fitted my roll over hoops from Europa the grommets and stainless escutcheons were bought at the same time can anybody advise on how best to fit the grommets and escutcheons so that they sit nice and flat to the body, only the thickness of the grommets makes them sit about 3mm up off the body on the DAX?
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    Watching with interest as I'm at the same point with my hoops! I do know that the holes for the grommets are meant to be much larger than will allow the hoops to go through (something like 57mm rings a bell?), but all the build manual says is this:

    Rear Hoop Escutcheons The rear hoop escutcheons locate inside the rear hoop rubber grommets andare fixed to the body with countersunk self-tapping stainless-steel screws.When fitting, remember to countersink the bodywork to match the plates.


    and:
    With the hoop loosely bolted into position, mark the amount the holes in thebody need to be increased around each hoop tube in order to accept the DAXrubber sealing grommets. Enlarge as required, and fit the grommets - withtheir escutcheon plates, if applicable.
    And the images aren't really any more instructive than that!
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    Thanks Aaron,
    I think that's the problem most of us want to be perfectionists and try to keep holes to a minimum,I was thinking that as the escutcheon plate is really the finisher that I could afford to mark the external diameter of the grommet and as you state it will allow that to sit into the hole solving the problem. I know that Europa advertise a curved escutcheon for one side as that would sit on the body better but they don't stock them or seem to have sold any hence why I've got what I have.
    I willl try and sort it this week and I'll post a picture if any use for yours.
    Mark
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    There are two way to help fit these, file the under side of the body a bit and either trim the under side of the grommet back a bit or open up the clearance around the tubes, or a bit of both if that makes sense, don't go overboard with the clearance of the body, due the plate fixing holes, hope that helps
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    Cheers for replies guys this is where we are at now:
    I fitted hoops back in with grommets and plates drew a line around the outer plate then hoops out and realigned plates then drew the inner holes of the grommets then just went for it with the dremel.
    End result not being too greedy with the dremel I then put it all back together and got 3 out of 4 spot on the 1 just needed a little tweak and now the plates sit flush. So I haven't drilled the holes through the chassis tubes to hoops but quite confident with the that thanks. Please don't hesitate to ask anything about the DAX I'm moving on well with nearly everything to finish build just need time off work
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    Good stuff Mark!

    Keep up at this rate and I'll ship mine to you to finish
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    Quote Originally Posted by aaronjb View Post
    Good stuff Mark!

    Keep up at this rate and I'll ship mine to you to finish
    Sorry to jump in on the thread, Aaron, sent you a pm few days ago

    David

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    When I get time I'm hoping to do a blog similar to Ant and Richard as the pictures of other people's builds are so helpful..

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