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Old 29th March 2015, 06:19 PM
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Spending ages putting trim on stuff at the moment. I am a bit stuck with how to cover the locknut on the top drop link. Also do I need to cover the cast flats on the track rod ends? Tempted to just grind them off!

Thanks for any advice anyone!
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Old 29th March 2015, 06:49 PM
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Ken, you can buy some large diameter heat shrink and cover them that way, or a lot of people on Locostbuilders use old bike inner tubes stretched over and cable tied on.
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Old 29th March 2015, 08:38 PM
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Spending ages putting trim on stuff at the moment. I am a bit stuck with how to cover the locknut on the top drop link. Also do I need to cover the cast flats on the track rod ends? Tempted to just grind them off!

Thanks for any advice anyone!
I bought some large plastic nut covers and chopped the top off. I cut down the side and these fitted really nicely around the nut.

For the track rod ends and the steering rack extensions I used electrical glands but furore kit cars sell them cheaply.

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Old 29th March 2015, 09:01 PM
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I used armoured gland boots to cover the rack extensions and top ball joint nut.
Mine came off the internet a lot cheaper than fueore. I googled something like replacement swa boots. They were also thicker and more rubbery than the screwfix ones. And much larger.

Trim wise I put it on most bits but if it can be touched by a 100mm sphere (large orange) it needs to have a radius on it.
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Ken

I used cable glands on the rod ends the same as Dave.
The lockouts I used cut down motocross bike fork gaters cable tied on
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Yep nut covers and cable glands.
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