Barry, I purchased and have used the door caps from VB, and I agree, that
for $25.00 each, they are not much to look at. They fit the door top well,
but being made of a thin black plastic, they warped a little when I applied
the 3M heavy duty adhesive to the back side. Should have used a different
adhesive that would not distort the thin plastic. Not the best looking, but
so far, I'm the only one who has noticed it. I can send a pic directly if
you want to see how they look.
BTW, I learned how to apply veneer for my dash, and I'm thinking of
stripping the door capping off and applying a thin wood veneer to the to
door tops (ala MBG), carrying the same dash grain around the cockpit. As
anyone ever done this?
[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of Barry Schwartz
Sent: Monday, May 07, 2001 1:02 PM
Subject: Part quality (Spitfire)
Yea I know, I'm guilty. . .
I am replacing a number of items on the MK4 Spitfire, and one of these are
the inner door capping (the inner, upper vinyl portion of the door that you
rest your arm on).
I was going to order them through TRF (which got the bulk of the order),
but unfortunately they won't be getting them for quite a few weeks, and
Moss doesn't carry them at all (that I could find) so I ordered them
through Victoria British. Now this in no way is meant as a vendor bashing
as I will not enter into that sort of thing, but I am concerned about the
quality, and it has been my experience. . . well Vicky British isn't always
up to my standards is the nicest way I can put it.
Has anybody used (for reference part numbers 815137/8, Vicky numbers
16-081/2) and how was the fit/finish. A lot of times these items are made
by the same manufacturer and there is no difference in the parts from
vendor to vendor. I'm hoping that these are one of those items :-)
Barry Schwartz (San Diego) email@example.com
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