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Thread: Finally! Replacement Roof Rack FLAPS and Spare tire cover KNOBS- COLORS available!

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    This last weekend, we installed some knobs and flaps, and they both work very well. You can pry the old E-clips off with a flathead screwdriver -- just put the blade on either side of the fuzzy part and pry away from the bolt -- then you can snap them back on the original with just finger-pressure.

    This picture shows black:

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    How's the knobs and flaps going? Anybody have pics!!
    VX KAT
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    I'm thinking of getting a set of Foxfire knobs, I think the contrast will look great. I think the Protons, Ironmans and either of the silvers would look good with matching knobs, and they don't look gaudy or anything (unlike like the purple ones I'm also planning on getting! )

    Anybody get any flaps or knobs in color yet? Any pics?

    Thanks a ton Jason for successfully making these! Now there won't be any nekkid roof racks missin' their flaps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VX KAT View Post
    Anybody get any flaps or knobs in color yet? Any pics?
    Jason is working on matching blue knobs for me. I'll post pics once I get them.

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    Some owners have asked for a partial set of FLAPS, so Jason listed this option: price includes shipping.
    1 for $15
    2 for $20
    3 for $30
    4 for $40



    PM or email Jason any questions or orders, and give color/finish, etc...!

    He's going to try to replicate a tower soon also.

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    I will take some. I will P.M. shortly. I am missing two of mine and haven't been able to find them.

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    +1 for rail covers

    I don't need these cool items at the moment, but fantastic job guys!

    Jason, I have mucho experience with injection molded plastic part design (batteries and medical devices) if you want to chat about how to handle the thin walls of the rail covers. There are tricks and cheats...

    -Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by twalker920 View Post
    +1 for rail covers

    I don't need these cool items at the moment, but fantastic job guys!

    Jason, I have mucho experience with injection molded plastic part design (batteries and medical devices) if you want to chat about how to handle the thin walls of the rail covers. There are tricks and cheats...

    -Tom
    Tom- not sure if you're referring to RAIL CAPS/COVERS or FLAPS.
    Jason has mentioned he'll try to replicate the rail caps in the future, but hasn't yet. Think towers are next up for him.

    JUST SO EVERYBODY IS USING SAME LANGUAGE:


    FLAPS:








    RAIL CAPS/COVERS:













    TOWERS:


    Last edited by VX KAT : 01/05/2013 at 08:54 AM

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    Quote Originally Posted by evillecutter View Post
    do the knobs happen to come with the pieces that they screw into?
    Hey Evil-

    A set of 3 of the "female" knob recepticals you wanted just came up on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:B:SS:US:1123

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    Jason did an awesome job on my knobs!
    I think the colored knobs looks great!






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    Quote Originally Posted by VX KAT View Post
    Tom- not sure if you're referring to RAIL CAPS/COVERS or FLAPS.
    Jason has mentioned he'll try to replicate the rail caps in the future, but hasn't yet. Think towers are next up for him.
    Yep you got it. I want the rail cap/covers. I can see from the inside views you posted that the original parts are injection molded with slides (slides = $$$ in mold tools), but they could be built with 3D printing and/or stereo lithography then cast for the small quantities our VX family needs (ie < 10,000). Mine are currently nekkid (I have no crossbars on my rails, nor do I need any currently).

    Also: cute teddy bear

    Edit: I would think also that color coordinated rail covers would be cool too. I would put silver ones on my Astral!

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    Good God! Good job Jason and Sue!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by VX KAT View Post
    Hey Evil-

    A set of 3 of the "female" knob recepticals you wanted just came up on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...E:B:SS:US:1123
    thanks kat!!!

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    PM for Flaps!!!!! Please check... Thanks Jason and Sue for the collaboration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeroSix View Post
    PM for Flaps!!!!! Please check... Thanks Jason and Sue for the collaboration.
    Reply sent.Thanks again!

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