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 Post subject: Wind deflectors
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 11:59 am 
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They actually made them ?


https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Dolo ... SwoKRanbuC

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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
PostPosted: Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:10 pm 
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Yes they did - and I have one! Aren't you jealous? I didn't pay anywhere near that money for it either! (insert "smug" smiley here)

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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
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I didn't pay anywhere near that money for it either!
What sensible person would??? :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
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I saw one on the 1300 that Mike showed a pic on the fb page, broke a few weeks ago in the flesh and it looked bloody awful

Prefer the quarter lights anyday, not that I smoke now as they were bloody handy then :roll:

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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 7:58 pm 
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Back on at 99p start.

Owned by Jack Jesse he's on a couple of the Facebook groups.


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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Back on at 99p start.

Owned by Jack Jesse he's on a couple of the Facebook groups.
Should be fun to watch now :D

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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:15 pm 
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Wind deflectors just conjures up images of Ford Anglias, Austin Cambridges and Morris Marinas driven by retired gentleman, wearing Damart trousers, smelling of Brylcreem and Old Holborn.

Fine so I'm no spring chicken anymore myself but still can't get that image from being a kid out of my head, bit like listening to Radio 2, sorry, can't do it! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Wind deflectors just conjures up images of Ford Anglias, Austin Cambridges and Morris Marinas driven by retired gentleman, wearing Damart trousers, smelling of Brylcreem and Old Holborn.

Fine so I'm no spring chicken anymore myself but still can't get that image from being a kid out of my head, bit like listening to Radio 2, sorry, can't do it! :lol:
Maybe this will help dispel the image Rafe!

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My 95 Cav! The windies are needed to counteract the Cav's one design flaw, open the drivers window when it's raining and get an instant lap full of rainwater!

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2 door '73 Toledo with Vauxhall Carlton 2.0 8v engine OWF 797M (The Carledo)
'78 Sprint Auto with Vauxhall Omega 2.2 16v engine EGP 247T (The Dolomega)
'91 Cavalier 2ltr 8v auto
'95 Cavalier 2ltr 16v auto
Spectrum Auto Services, Servicing, Repairs, MOT prep. Apprentice served Triumph Specialist for 45 years and home of Maverick Triumph.PM for more info or quotes.


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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
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Ah, you're cheating, that looks almost OEM rather than the huge bit of yellowing plastic attached to Vauxhall Viva HB's that removed 20% from the MPG figures unless it was reversing with a head wind! :lol:

I also know that wet lap problem, at certain side window opening sizes that was yet another failing of my Honda Accord, bloody thing.

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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
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I have modern types on my connect van. Brilliant things and not ugly like the 70's ones :)

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 Post subject: Re: Wind deflectors
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Back on at 99p start.

Owned by Jack Jesse he's on a couple of the Facebook groups.

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