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Brake reservoir access cover

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  1. mar3kl

    mar3kl Formula Junior

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    The hinged plastic access panel for my brake fluid reservoir is cracked and starting to fall apart. Anyone know of a supplier that sells the panel separately from the full assembly?
     
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  3. Bluebottle

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  4. mar3kl

    mar3kl Formula Junior

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    Thanks for the pointer - looks like their replacement is fiberglass, not plastic. Anyone have experience fitting it to a plastic cover assembly? I'm wondering whether it'll be thicker than the original and won't sit right.
     
  5. Bluebottle

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    For an investment of 20 quidd, you can find out. And then let the rest of us who have the same problem know the answer - we shall be forever in your debt!:)
     
  6. racerboy9

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    You could back grind it thinner and/or for proper fit if you wanted to.
     
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  8. mar3kl

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    Success! Tom Vail has a supplier in Italy that provided a very nice replacement in correct plastic. Slightly different grain on the finish, but the fit is fine.
     
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    Drop me a pm.

    Regards, Alberto
     

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