So as part of my rebuild, I needed a new boot cover (for the FIA roll over bar). I also needed new dot poppers and bases as the old ones disappeared from the car during the refurb. When ordering from Chris (at Redline) I rather glibly just asked for a whole car's worth of dot fasteners. These have turned up but in the bag are 2 "Gypsy" fastener bases along with loads of the other usual type.
Obviously it didn't occur to me to photograph every fastener on the car body as I was stripping it down, so my question is, where do the 2 "gypsy" fasteners go?
Can anyone help?
A picture might help...the gypsy fasteners are the 2 on the left. Those on the right are standard for comparison:
The ones on the LHS allow for piggy-backing, so have a socket on the other side of the fabric. The ones on the right fix to a surface. On my Crossflow 1996 edition car, the "gypsy" units fit at the front corners of the boot cover.
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Ah, excellent, thank you. I don't think I have those on my old boot cover...
They're what the SBFS half-hood side-straps hook onto.
Ah, I see. Thank you. Just checked my old boot cover again and it did not have these, hence my confusion.
these on my car are very slack. what do I need to order to replace them? I gures I need a tool for hammering them into place as well?
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#7 See the link in #5. The SBFS kit includes the Durable DOT tool.
How to use (from the Assembly Guide):
On my car, the fasteners on the body are attached with self-tappers. I guess pop-rivets would work just as well.
Stephen is correct with the positioning of the "gypsy" (never heard them call that before) poppers but I think you will find that they are only suitable for attaching a tonneau cover. They would need to be replaced with one way poppers if a soft bits hood is to be used.
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