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    Car Builder Ssolutions flick switch guards

    As CBS don't seem to allow negative reviews on their site, a warning:

    https://www.carbuildersolutions.com/...e-switch-guard

    Bought 3 of these for use on my Lucas switches.
    Be aware, these are too small to be useful for Lucas flck switches - the end off a standard Lucas flick switch is significantly proud of the guard - £18 + P&P wasted
    Bought threaded rod and tube from B&Q for a tenner and made my own.

    If anyone wants these for the kinds of switch shown in the link, any decent offer acceepted.
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    Looking at the picture shown could these not be home made with copper brake pipe and a flaring tool ?
    I know it,s another job but might look good in copper : - )
    Jon W

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    That may be possible if you have a way to secure them to the dash surface.
    An easier approach is M4 threaded rod from B&Q and matching rod slid over the top.

    Method as follows:
    Push threaded rod through pipe so it pokes through about 10-15mm proud from the tube.
    Use plumbers pipe-bender (about a tenner) on narrowest diameter setting to put a 180 degree bend at one end of the combined rod and tube, making the assembly into a J-shape.
    Use masking tape to mark up where to make the second cut on the combined assembly.
    Secure in a vice with the bend proud of the vice and hacksaw round tube - around 5 back-and-forth cuts at different angles should be sufficient with a sharp blade to cut throuh the tube but without damaging the threaded rod. Doesn't matter if you dont cut all the way through at all angles....
    Twist 'U' shape to snap off from from the clamped tube.
    Pull 'U' shape out about 10-15mm and cut off threaded rod. The bend holds the the threaded rod securely in the tube.
    Secure in dash with M4 locknuts, and use washers front and back. Easy.
    Last edited by KevinW; 01-09-18 at 08:01 AM.
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    Why don’t you just fit shorter flick switches?

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    Not original Lee. Anoraks us Crendon owners
    Lloyd B
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd Barnes View Post
    Not original Lee.
    Unlike switch guards............

    Just buy some cheap switches that match your existing guards, then after iva...........
    BIG TONE


    Mercedes SL owner, definitely NOT a kitcar owner like you lot!


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    I thought it was a temporary solution, seems easier than all the other work?
    .............never drive faster than your guardian angel.

    cobraclub.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/633 - this is the link to my build photo's you have to put w w w . h t t p : / / in front of it!!

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    Indeed I could have bought shorter switches to fit the switch guards.
    But having spent £18 on something that didnt work.....and had the CBS sticker sheet rejected at IVA ....once, or even twice bitten, 3rd time shy.
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    Just thinking it may be easier to buy some cheap switches for iva and use the existing guards you have than to try and make some new guards to fit your Lucas switches

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    Too late Tony, 1/2 an hour with a hacksaw as outlined above, and the job is done - but as I said, happy to sell on my CBS purchases!!
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