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falcor75

posted on 21/1/21 at 07:25 AM Reply With Quote
Sierra mk1 steering column covers

I would be interested to buy the upper and lower covers for an early Sierra with the square hazard button.
Just found that I have a set of early steering column but late style covers which doesnt match up the mounting holes etc.

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jps

posted on 21/1/21 at 09:06 AM Reply With Quote
Extremely rare I believe!

I recently watched a 'Late Brake Show' episode on Youtube, where the chap had made his own column cover for his Ford Escort - might be the best option? (This was the episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQMcHITnoG8)

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Johnmor

posted on 21/1/21 at 10:47 AM Reply With Quote
Hi

The column covers are now very hard to find at anything like a reasonable price, I spent 3 months looking and ended up buying a complete column with cracked and damaged covers , only wanted the plastics,
Some transit covers were similar as they use a similar hazard switch, also try looking for P100 column as this was Sierra based and used same switch.

I looked at fiesta type and although the hazard switch was the same the plastics were way out of shape for the Sierra column

Good luck

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falcor75

posted on 22/1/21 at 06:54 AM Reply With Quote
Yes I may have to use my non matching set and create my own from aluminium.
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rusty nuts

posted on 22/1/21 at 07:26 AM Reply With Quote
Perhaps someone would be able to 3 d print one?
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wowblaauw

posted on 22/1/21 at 07:26 AM Reply With Quote
I have a set; I'll dig out pictures later and U2 them to you.
Cheers
Craig





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falcor75

posted on 22/1/21 at 08:28 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rusty nuts
Perhaps someone would be able to 3 d print one?


I could 3D print it myself but taking the time to model it and then get a good enough surface finish + the brittleness of PLA then I think its easier to make a cover directly from aluminium if I cant find a used set.

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nick205

posted on 22/1/21 at 11:20 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by falcor75
quote:
Originally posted by rusty nuts
Perhaps someone would be able to 3 d print one?


I could 3D print it myself but taking the time to model it and then get a good enough surface finish + the brittleness of PLA then I think its easier to make a cover directly from aluminium if I cant find a used set.



I think that'd be my approach to make the parts from sheet Ally, formed to the right shapes. I did similar on my MK Indy to cover a gap between the Sierra top plastic and dashboard - I covered it with black vinyl before fixing it in place.


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falcor75

posted on 22/1/21 at 05:57 PM Reply With Quote
Nice looking Indy
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steve m

posted on 22/1/21 at 06:47 PM Reply With Quote
Its easy to make a cover, mine was a baked been tin , covered in vynal





Thats was probably spelt wrong, or had some grammer, that the "grammer police have to have a moan at




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Deckman001

posted on 22/1/21 at 07:25 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by steve m
Its easy to make a cover, mine was a baked been tin , covered in vynal


But make sure you remove the battery terminals before you try and fit the baked bean tin, as I forgot to do that and blew fuses when the tin caught the key switch terminals

Jason

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nick205

posted on 23/1/21 at 12:03 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by falcor75
Nice looking Indy



Thanks

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