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 Post subject: Re: Cross member cover
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:52 am 
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There are many places that offer embossed alloy plate by the sheet. I wonder if any of them are close enough to make up some copies?

http://www.manaksia.com/alumpattern_product.php

http://www.mintaialuminum.com/embossed- ... sheet.html


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 Post subject: Re: Cross member cover
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:36 am 
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My late 63 997 doesn't have it, but I think it's not difficult to repro


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:13 am 
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Was this not an Austin/Morris thing?

I've had a couple of Island blue Austins around 1964/5 that had these.


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 Post subject: Re: Cross member cover
PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:21 am 
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Costafortune wrote:
Was this not an Austin/Morris thing?

I've had a couple of Island blue Austins around 1964/5 that had these.


Yes Austin only


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 Post subject: Re: Cross member cover
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:31 am 
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Its probably a Longbridge thing. My Traveller has them.

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 Post subject: Re: Cross member cover
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:48 am 
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Is it a hang-over from Morris having to retain the painted grill, when they started to use the Austin engine, Austin wanting to use lots of brightwork ?


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 Post subject: Re: Cross member cover
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:04 pm 
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These cross member covers i have looked and there is no repro or sheet alloy anywhere near what is a light embossed original item.. i found a set on ebay they do come around but never cheap.
The hard to find bits are the same patter alloy kick plates that fit onto the front inner sills.. never mind just cover these areas with carpet & pretend its a Morris:roll:
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 Post subject: Re: Cross member cover
PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:33 am 
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The embossing is very shallow, its almost just a surface treatment. If you were really keen I reckon you could get flat aluminium sheet laser etched with a pretty convincing pattern.

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