Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

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Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby wyke » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:42 pm

Anyone know of a good quality source....possibly with Griffon emblem on?
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Re: Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby 1972nail » Wed Aug 23, 2017 10:52 pm

The Viva mudflaps were designed and shaped specifically for the Viva. Some do come up on eBay from time to time. Or you could make your own, like I did, from black polyureathane board that sign makers use. Very easy to cut to shape and a lot more ridgid than the original rubber. The sign maker I bought the board from also made the Griffins for me too.



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Re: Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby 1972nail » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:13 am

Correct, I do know his contact details and they are sold. They were new in the original unopened packaging so went for a 'concours' (whatever that is) Snoot rebuild.
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Re: Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby droopsnoot » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:48 am

I could draw around an original, but I'm not sure what I could then do with the template - scanning it won't work as it's bigger than A4, and for the same reason printing the resulting scan would be an issue for many.
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Re: Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby 1972nail » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:47 am

Post? A bit of old wallpaper with a front and rear flap drawn on it wouldn't cost much I'm sure.
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Re: Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby wyke » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:00 pm

Thanks for your support... I am still trying to source some vinyl...closet I got is a hardware shop but so thick it wouldn't flex ..I think it was plastic not vinyl!
Pattern would help and a copy of image ... is it a sign maker that did it ?
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Re: Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby 1972nail » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:48 pm

If you can't find suitable plastic sheet you could use lorry rubber mudflaps and cut your shapes from them.
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Re: Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby Fred Dukes » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:51 pm

I used some rectangular vinyl sheet from Demo Tweeks - they sell as mud flaps for rallying
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Re: Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby mactat2 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:09 pm

Think the sign board you are talking about is foamex/foamalux. Easy to work with but becomes quite brittle when cold. If you need a vector setting up for cutting these, just send me a full size paper drawing and i can scan and digitise them for you :D this could then be taken into any sign company with a cnc router and cut from the file.
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Re: Mud flaps for 1256 1978 GLS

Postby Fred Dukes » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:47 pm

these are the ones I used -m there is no way the material is going brittle as I see it - it is very flexible - its a bit of a blank canvass but you have to put your own shape to it
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