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Old 05-02-2005, 00:02   #1 (permalink)
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XA Grille Chrome

Sorry to be starting so many threads, just I wanted to start restoring my XA Grille tonight and I wanted to pull off the chrome mouldings so I can work with the bare plastic and that sort of thing. Are they easy to pull off? How would I go about doing it with a flathead screwdriver? And lastly do they get damaged like the roof side gutter mouldings that I destroyed. Thanks for any info.
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they come off very easily...but as with all fiddly things, be patient!!!..they should just clip off if you remove them slowly
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I've done it. I've taken them off without wrecking them. Just a couple of small levering screwdrivers and a lot of patience. Now the restoring begins. Oh, by the way, what are peoples opinions about the centre horizontal chrome strip that runs all the way from left to right on the XA's and which cars did this come out on?
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I've done it. I've taken them off without wrecking them. Just a couple of small levering screwdrivers and a lot of patience. Now the restoring begins. Oh, by the way, what are peoples opinions about the centre horizontal chrome strip that runs all the way from left to right on the XA's and which cars did this come out on?
Where do you mean with this horizontal chrome strip? The big fat ribbed chrome on the sills? or the protection pack mouldings running through the centre of the body? Or somewhere else?

Were you still looking for a dash pad?
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I mean that horizontal chrome strip that goes from left to right on the grille in the centre if you were to look at the car head on. I've seen quite a few XA's like that. I'd attach a photo but I'm on my brothers computer.

Yeah I'm still looking for the front crashpad for XA or B, and also a rear parcel shelf for coupe. Also a passenger side XB door. Have you got any of these?

Where's the best place to get an original radio for the XA-B dash, pick-a-part or something?
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I mean that horizontal chrome strip that goes from left to right on the grille in the centre if you were to look at the car head on. I've seen quite a few XA's like that. I'd attach a photo but I'm on my brothers computer.

Yeah I'm still looking for the front crashpad for XA or B, and also a rear parcel shelf for coupe. Also a passenger side XB door. Have you got any of these?

Where's the best place to get an original radio for the XA-B dash, pick-a-part or something?
I asked you this on another thread, What kind of Dash pad are you looking for? A mint one or a make-doer? I have a black GS dash with one tear, which is otherwise in pretty good condition. I'm looking for a parcel shelf myself, with or without holes as I'm going to install speakers anyhow.

Radios are around, but working/complete ones are starting to get hard to find, there's alway Ebay too.
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Ohhhh, I didn't want anything too good, eg, something that is gonna set me back a lot of money but I was hoping for one without cracks or tears. I'm kinda reluctant to swap over one cracked one for another one, but my one has bigger cracks than a plumber. I'll PM ya bout the crashpad.
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Most XA GT's don't have the chrome horizontal mould through the centre of the grille. I have seen some that do as well, but in my opinion look out of place.
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