Handbrake and gear lever gaiters

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Handbrake and gear lever gaiters

Postby Graaf » Wed 05.05.2021, 18:22

Hi, I am in the process of getting some replacement gaiters madeand am looking for a little clarification.......

Is there a stitched ‘hem’where the gaiters meet the handbrake grip and gear knob or are they just turned in on themselves?

Hope that’s clear

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Re: Handbrake and gear lever gaiters

Postby Fredjohn » Wed 05.05.2021, 18:44

Can't answer your question, but have you looked on ebay?

Seem to be a lot available on there.
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Re: Handbrake and gear lever gaiters

Postby Graaf » Wed 05.05.2021, 18:56

I have thanks, but I want them in dark red to match the carpets I’ve fitted. The only red ones I’ve found are a much lighter red.
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Re: Handbrake and gear lever gaiters

Postby Simon_P » Wed 05.05.2021, 19:55

Turned in on itself which makes it tight and a pain to put back.
Thats definite for S2 anyway.
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Re: Handbrake and gear lever gaiters

Postby Rambo » Thu 06.05.2021, 06:18

It''s the same on the SE too. Turned in on itself rather than stitched

I hope you're not going for the complete "John Benk" approach Graaf. He was one of LEC's mor "colourful" characters c 2013 :wink:

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Re: Handbrake and gear lever gaiters

Postby Graaf » Thu 06.05.2021, 09:48

Rambo wrote:It''s the same on the SE too. Turned in on itself rather than stitched

I hope you're not going for the complete "John Benk" approach Graaf. He was one of LEC's mor "colourful" characters c 2013 :wink:

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Whoa, that’s smart and has given me further ideas! Well perhaps not :P

No, the car’s black so I’ve decided on dark red carpets, dark red gaiters, door insets and pockets the rest is standard.

Trying for subtle.

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Re: Handbrake and gear lever gaiters

Postby Rambo » Thu 06.05.2021, 10:09

Do you have your existing OEM gear and handbrake gaiters Graaf ? I presume not as you would have answered your own question

If you do have them, I suggest you take them down to your leather shop for use as templates. The gear knob gaitor has a piece of square metal at the base to hold it in place so you will also need this. Although I guess if you didn't have it you could make something suitable from an old coat hanger (Blue Peter approach)
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Re: Handbrake and gear lever gaiters

Postby Graaf » Fri 07.05.2021, 10:04

Thanks for the advice, I’ll bear it in mind.
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