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mattlad
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Rear mud flaps

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One of my flaps is hanging by a thread....

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Are these ‘normal’ t3 flaps or syncro flaps.? I like saying flaps..

Any ideas on how I might repair them? Some sort of staple may do the job I s’pose. Don’t really want it to fall off and be flapless.

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Re: Rear mud flaps

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If you are not too fussy about looks, half a dozen good cable ties make a very good repair. & act as a hinge to stop further problems on this particular type especially if they are old ones :)

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This one was running on the Rebel for several years before I picked up another set at Berlin Busfestival last year.

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Re: Rear mud flaps

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SYMCRO wrote:If you are not too fussy about looks, half a dozen good cable ties make a very good repair. & act as a hinge to stop further problems on this particular type especially if they are old ones :)

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This one was running on the Rebel for several years before I picked up another set at Berlin Busfestival last year.

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That looks like a nice straight forward thing to stop it falling off completely. Thanks for the suggestion. I was getting a bit over complicated looking at conveyor belt repair staples....,

I will do that tomorrow

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Re: Rear mud flaps

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I had considered articulating my big window Microbus mudflaps, just not quite sure of the best way to do it.
I dont want rivetted hinges or cable ties!

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How about a long spring through two rows of holes. A big version of a notepad hinge?

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Re: Rear mud flaps

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I've done the cable tie job to stop it flying off - thanks for the suggestion

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Re: Rear mud flaps

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Well done... They are very useful for repairing mud guards on trailers as well :shock:

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There is a whole host of other things that cable ties are also used for now in preference to gaffer tape :|

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