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    Hubert Atkinson
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    @baytowntd

    Yet another question.  Bought a new turn signal switch, and of course the lever needs to be bent.  It appears to be “pot metal” to me, how do you bend it without breaking?  Does heat work?

    (My steering wheel is flat, no “dish” at all)
    Thks, Hubert
    #260723
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Yes, heat worked on an original VW turn signal lever.

    Just heat it up slowly, while putting some presure on the lever. You’ll feel when it is getting warm enough to bend. I did the straightening first, then cut it to the right length.

    PMOSSBERG2014-07-17 13:56:22

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #260724
    Hubert Atkinson
    Participant

    @baytowntd

    Heat worked.  Did a number on the anodizing, of course.  Paint time!

    #260725
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Glad it worked.

     
    And yeah, the torch doesn’t do much for the finish!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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