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T-top guys, has anyone purchased these T-top endcaps? by railshot
Started on: 09-25-2016 08:39 AM
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I need / want a new set, and found these while searching.

http://camelhmpz.com/Fiero-Parts.php

Mine are worn oblong at the hole where the latch that pulls the top down tight goes into the endcap.



It will not pull down the top glass quite enough to seal 100% between the door gasket and the top gasket.
I have no more adjustment left to tighten it more, so need new endcaps.
All else is good with that one exception.

I did not see a contact email to ask a couple of questions, so I am hoping someone here has had experience with them for feedback.


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That pricing appears to be on the steep side of what I would expect but there is a need and the market may be there for this product.

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Originally posted by hnthomps:

That pricing appears to be on the steep side of what I would expect but there is a need and the market may be there for this product.

Nelson


Thanks Nelson, I am more than likely going to order these, but was wondering about the durability of them.
I would love to hear from someone that had them installed and used for a while.

I do have a plastics background, and know that Delirin (Acetal, vs HDPE) is a huge difference in longeveity and wear.

Delrin is made to take the abuse and friction, but HDPE or ABS is not that conducive to wear and stress.
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I am actually thinking of designing a Delrin (Acetal) bushing to insert into the hole opposite of the end cap.
I will report back if I find any issues, as I am going to order them soon.....
Need to talk with my toolmaker tomorrow, he may have some other ideas.
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Order and installed a set into my ReMera...clean and solid hardware replacement!
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Order and installed a set into my ReMera...clean and solid hardware replacement!


Thanks TXOPIE, I feel better ordering now knowing that!
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Originally posted by railshot:


Thanks Nelson, I am more than likely going to order these, but was wondering about the durability of them.
I would love to hear from someone that had them installed and used for a while.

I do have a plastics background, and know that Delirin (Acetal, vs HDPE) is a huge difference in longeveity and wear.

Delrin is made to take the abuse and friction, but HDPE or ABS is not that conducive to wear and stress.
.
I am actually thinking of designing a Delrin (Acetal) bushing to insert into the hole opposite of the end cap.
I will report back if I find any issues, as I am going to order them soon.....
Need to talk with my toolmaker tomorrow, he may have some other ideas.


Check with Smart Axle on PFF and see if he has any more end caps left. I purchased a set from him a few years back and remember getting a decent price. Maybe that is why I have two new sets of end caps in my storage area.

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Originally posted by railshot:


Thanks Nelson, I am more than likely going to order these, but was wondering about the durability of them.
I would love to hear from someone that had them installed and used for a while.

I do have a plastics background, and know that Delirin (Acetal, vs HDPE) is a huge difference in longeveity and wear.

Delrin is made to take the abuse and friction, but HDPE or ABS is not that conducive to wear and stress.
.
I am actually thinking of designing a Delrin (Acetal) bushing to insert into the hole opposite of the end cap.
I will report back if I find any issues, as I am going to order them soon.....
Need to talk with my toolmaker tomorrow, he may have some other ideas.


I have often wished that someone would make these with some kind of reinforcement in the cap.

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Dave if you get a set let me check them out as I am in the need as well.

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Originally posted by Fiero Thomas:

Dave if you get a set let me check them out as I am in the need as well.



Will do Tom...... PM sent also.
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