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Question. Is it possible to replace the exposed aluminum crossmember in front of the seats? Is it bonded or bolted to the chassis? I assume removal of the bellypan is the first place to start. Mine is looking a bit tatty.
 

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Question. Is it possible to replace the exposed aluminum crossmember in front of the seats? Is it bonded or bolted to the chassis? I assume removal of the bellypan is the first place to start. Mine is looking a bit tatty.
If you are talking about the passenger side foot rest - That is velcroed in with very industrial strength velcro, takes a bit of pulling to remove it, not sure on the triangular vertical to the driver piece in front of the shifter if you are talking about that one
 

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Question. Is it possible to replace the exposed aluminum crossmember in front of the seats? Is it bonded or bolted to the chassis? I assume removal of the bellypan is the first place to start. Mine is looking a bit tatty.

There's a member or two here that have had theirs covered in vinyl.

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If you are talking about the passenger side foot rest - That is velcroed in with very industrial strength velcro, takes a bit of pulling to remove it, not sure on the triangular vertical to the driver piece in front of the shifter if you are talking about that one
No, I mean the lateral (not longitudinal) sort of ribbed cossmember that one steps on (accidentally) as they enter/exit the car. It appears to go under the sills, but I have no idea how it's terminated.
 

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No, I mean the lateral (not longitudinal) sort of ribbed cossmember that one steps on (accidentally) as they enter/exit the car. It appears to go under the sills, but I have no idea how it's terminated.
I'm pretty sure that's one of the bonded chassis extrusions... so: no, it can't be removed.
 

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+1 It is part of the chassis unit.
Nuts.

These things seem to take a beating (and I have no recollection of wearing cleats in this car). Wish it was either trimmed out or a surface that would accept some sort of polishing.

Sorry, 10 years of Jaguar E-type motordome has me constantly thinking in concourse terms. I do drive the snot out of the thing though!

Cheers,
 

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Nuts.

These things seem to take a beating (and I have no recollection of wearing cleats in this car). Wish it was either trimmed out or a surface that would accept some sort of polishing.

Sorry, 10 years of Jaguar E-type motordome has me constantly thinking in concourse terms. I do drive the snot out of the thing though!

Cheers,
I hear what you are saying. Mine came with a couple of scratches when the car was brand new! :mad: I dont see any decent way of repairing one of these extrusions either. If you want an OEM look, paint won't work and anything else applied to cover it will not look right. If anyone has a fix for this, I would be interested too. I have resorted to putting an old towel over mine for people to step on which is not a good fix (slippery under foot) and it looks pretty lousy, however I haven't gotten any new scratches. :shrug:
 

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No, I mean the lateral (not longitudinal) sort of ribbed cossmember that one steps on (accidentally) as they enter/exit the car. It appears to go under the sills, but I have no idea how it's terminated.
its purpose IS to be stepped on, thats why its ribbed, to get traction for stepping in and out of the car.

i suppose you could "buff" it out?? or something. or (horrid!) carpet over it
 

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... Mine is looking a bit tatty.
" pa·ti·na
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b: a surface appearance of something grown beautiful especially with age or use
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...a couple of people have covered theirs with black vinyl - that, or a more abrasive self-adhesive traction material, would telegraph the ribbed extrusion contours but completely smooth out over surface imperfections...
 
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