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#1 Posted : Sunday, 17 February 2013 6:04:00 AM(UTC)
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I have a set of Rare Spares HQ coupe outer door belts that I have had for a while, they were made in 2006. I went to fit them today and problems. They don't follow the contour of the top of the door. Even if you put pressure on them to make them fit the front outer edge of the metal section digs in and damages paint. Any suggestions on fitting from Rare Spares or is there a new version that fits???

Col

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#2 Posted : Wednesday, 6 March 2013 5:56:56 PM(UTC)
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The rare spares fitting instructions probably state you need to heat and massage the metal on the door so it conforms to the shape of the new belts..... your doors are the problem obviously
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#3 Posted : Tuesday, 12 March 2013 8:24:06 AM(UTC)
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Hi hqgts,
Thanks for the reply, I'm just not sure how helpful your advice is as all the HQ coupe doors I have seen are the same shape along the top of the door, that would create a lot of work. It would be nice if the manufacturer of the part would come up with a bit of advice on fitting. I do have some spare doors I will have a go at fitting the door belts to so I don't damage the paint on the good doors any further. If anyone else has a suggested fix for the problem I would be keen to know.
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, 13 March 2013 9:55:46 PM(UTC)
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Col sent you a pm
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#5 Posted : Tuesday, 16 April 2013 12:19:06 AM(UTC)
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I too came across this problem just today, is there a solution?

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#6 Posted : Thursday, 18 April 2013 1:44:04 AM(UTC)
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Hi Col And Pedro,
Please give either myself or Lance Corby a call on 03 9305 4000 regarding the problems you are having.
Cheers
Dave
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#7 Posted : Sunday, 21 July 2013 3:56:46 AM(UTC)
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Has anybody used the new outer door belts for a HQ Coupe and made them fit successfully. If you have could you share with us how it was done?

Thanks Col
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#8 Posted : Wednesday, 24 July 2013 3:50:37 AM(UTC)
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My originals were rotted and perished, so concerning as I was planning on purchasing these for some newly skinned doors.

Had any luck cols? I wonder if there is some issue with earlier version? Thinking I should ensure a good fit while the doors are in primer.
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#9 Posted : Thursday, 25 July 2013 7:37:24 AM(UTC)
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Hi GeeR,
I spoke to Rare Spares staff who suggested a solution that when I tried it on a spare door I am not at all happy with. Have since spoken to Dave Ryan who said he would get someone to talk to me again. Has not happened yet. Perhaps they are looking for another solution. The problem I see is that the reproduction one is straight and the original has some curve, mostly at the front. Simple way to see it is to lay the stainless trim against the door belt where it is meant to sit and you will see the difference. The design of the door belt makes it quite resistant to curving. There must be a way though, I keep looking at my 4 inch angle grinder with a thin disc. Maybe some cuts in the right places would allow it to take the correct shape, but that may cause problems with the weather seal? Still hoping to hear from someone who has found a solution.
Col
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#10 Posted : Friday, 26 July 2013 1:00:07 AM(UTC)
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Hi Col,

Hopefully someone gets back to you soon.

We've gone with new door skins (waddingtons) .. I might have a close look and see how much they curve, particularly at the front.
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#11 Posted : Sunday, 28 July 2013 12:00:48 AM(UTC)
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Hi GeeR,
I am planning on going to the All Holden Day next weekend so hopefully I will find someone there who has made them fit, or at least a lead to someone who has. Sadly I threw my old rusty ones away before trying the new ones. I think there is possibly two lessons there. Hopefully Rare Spares is having a good look a them because I imagine they would be a popular item if they fitted well. Perhaps they would be more easily manufactured from aluminum or even plastic. They wouldn't rust then either.
Col
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#12 Posted : Wednesday, 31 July 2013 2:38:52 AM(UTC)
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HQ Monaro Outer Door Belt Test Fitment
http://youtu.be/_YDYgIgdZkM
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#13 Posted : Friday, 2 August 2013 8:52:49 AM(UTC)
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That looks easy enough.
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#14 Posted : Friday, 9 August 2013 8:44:36 PM(UTC)
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Thanks very much Dave. The fit does look good.

I'd like one of the mallets too..
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#15 Posted : Friday, 23 August 2013 9:50:44 PM(UTC)
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Rare Spares sent me a new set of outer door belts to replace my old ones and by following the technique shown in the clip they did fit. The old ones were just different enough to be a problem.
Thank you Dave and Lance for following through with this. A shame not every business does this.
Col
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#16 Posted : Tuesday, 24 September 2013 11:21:41 PM(UTC)
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Installed a driver side one on the weekend and had no worries at all.
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#17 Posted : Wednesday, 25 September 2013 8:25:42 AM(UTC)
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Hi guys,
Thanks for your feedback.
I'm glad it all worked out.
I'd like to think this shows we're not really the baddies as some people think and we are approachable and we will try to help if we can.
Any-one with a problem with a product can feel free to give either Lance or me a call direct on 03-9305-4000 and we will try to get to the bottom of the issue.
Cheers
Dave.
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