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where do I find these clips?

Discussion in 'Bodywork & Interior' started by ButterFingers, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    Hi there,
    I have a new handbrake rubber boot and when I removed the original one, the small meta clips (5) that hold it on, behind the plastic console cover have been lost. I put them somewhere safe and now cannot find them....sound familiar?
    Wins dosent have them so how can I hold the new boot onto the console? any ideas cant find anything suitable on the web either.

    Peter
     
  2. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    I can't remember seeing the clips as used on the P6 on any other cars. You could try these:

    https://www.sdproducts.co.uk/push-on-fixes

    if you get the right size they should work OK.

    If not put a wanted ad on here, there's bound to be someone with a damaged console and boot that would be happy to sell you the clips. They are the same on the gearlever boot.
     
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  3. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Member

    They are called Tinnerman nuts. Not really a problem to obtain, the tricky bit will be figuring out the right size and buying less than a hundred of them. As I recall, they are sized by "stud size".

    Edited to comment that my memory was playing tricks, they aren't the rectangular Tinnerman, but a round variant called starlock nuts. Still push on though, and the tinnerman will work just as well.

    They are not the same as the gear leaver boot thought, that boot uses a different style that cuts a thread on the little almost always broken off plastic studs. Which, I've just discovered, come in two sizes, 1/8 & 5/32 (the latter being an attempt to beef up those fragile plastic studs I suspect)

    Yours
    Vern
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2017
  4. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    I googled the above, and none of the images shown look anything like the clips used, as I remember them.
     
  5. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Member

    I think these are the proper style. Push Nuts

    Yours
    Vern
     
  6. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

    I don't remember them being like that either. If I ever take the console out of mine again I'll look as I know they're the originals, but maybe I dreamt what I think they are....
     
  7. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Member

    I've got a NOS console with the handbrake boot on it in the crawlspace, I'll take a pic. And while I'm at it, I'll find a sample of the nut thingy that they used for the gearshift boot. Then we can stop relying on our dodgy memories.

    Yours
    Vern
     
  8. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Member

    OK, turns out NOS consoles come with the gearshift boot, not the handbrake boot. So the handbrake push on nut will have to wait until I hit my storage locker. But here is a pic of the nut used on the gearshift boot.
     

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  9. harveyp6

    harveyp6 Well-Known Member

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    Those are the clips I remember as being on the handbrake boot as well, but maybe that's my memory failing me. I wouldn't know what those gearlever boot clips are called, hence not being able to find pics of them on the net.
     
  10. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Member

    I want to say they are PAL nuts, but most of those have a hex for turning, not the little wings.

    Yours
    Vern
     
  11. unstable load

    unstable load Well-Known Member

  12. ghce

    ghce Well-Known Member

    like to say speed nut but I think they were different than that too.
     
  13. j_radcliffe

    j_radcliffe Member

    I would suggest finding an autoparts store which has the ability to mix paint. They will most likely sell various types of speed nuts and clips etc. Take in the handbrake boot and see if you can find something which works.
    Also have you tried Scotts Old Auto Rubber. He might have something like that. Have a look under clips and fasteners.

    Scott' Old Auto Rubber Catalogue
     
  14. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Member

    Finally got a couple pics of the proper handbrake boot clip.

    Yours
    Vern
     

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  15. Quagmire

    Quagmire Active Member

  16. quattro

    quattro Well-Known Member

    They're both on here, 367131 for the gear lever boot, and 78446 for the handbrake

    Rover Classics
     
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  17. ButterFingers

    ButterFingers Member

    Thank you all for the helpful information, that is the clip that I eventually found and fitted, the 3mm one.
    I had to enlarge the hole very slightly with a center punch and pushed on with a hole punch, now all refitted and looking good..

    Peter
     

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