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Old 04-06-11, 01:54 PM
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I'd be most grateful for any advice on replacing the rear axle limiter straps on my 405 (the manual calls them check straps). Do I need to get proper replacement products or can I just use some modern webbing, and if so where could I get something suitable? Thanks for your help.
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Old 04-06-11, 03:26 PM
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Depending upon size and composition, there are likely better products out there than the originals. You will need to check with some industrial supply firms. Take along a piece of the material to show the counter person what you are looking for. That rubberized strapping has many applications, and you will find the newer material much more durable. A belt for a larger machine comes to mind, and it will be much stronger and more durable than the original material. Good luck.
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Old 04-06-11, 04:38 PM
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Hi Sacko,

I got a set of straps , brackets and bolts from Spencer Lane - Jones ( +44 1985 847133 ) for my 403 in July 2003 - cost 65.

Spencer also gave me some invaluable advice on how to adjust the measurements correctly at time of fixing. Probably different for a 405 but he will know.
Dave Dale.
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Old 05-06-11, 04:53 AM
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Default Rear axle limiter straps

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I'd be most grateful for any advice on replacing the rear axle limiter straps on my 405 (the manual calls them check straps). Do I need to get proper replacement products or can I just use some modern webbing, and if so where could I get something suitable? Thanks for your help.
Car seat belt material makes good straps, so either buy from a accessary dealer or a good length from a car scrap yard, my regards. Bellerophon
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Old 06-06-11, 06:53 PM
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Alfa Romeo used similar straps on the Spider. I am not sure that they will be the correct length, but they will be close. I did not use the straps on my racing Arnolt Bristol. I understand their purpose, but I am not sure that they are required. Kevin
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