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Old 10 May 2004, 10:43   #1
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to come for advice.

I have a very good quality taurpauline which I use to cover my Jeep however, it's too big so I prpose to cut it to shape and use the existing press stud arrangement to hold it in place. Unfortunately a number of the studs from the jeep (male) are missing and like wise the cover does not contain any(female). Therefore, does anyone know of a supplier of these things ?

I have of course tried yell.com and done a search online however, not much of interest has surfaced !

p.s they're not the press stud type as seen on jackets and trousers, these are nipples about 0.5 cm high (male). The female has a hole through the centre.

Thanks........
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Old 10 May 2004, 11:10   #2
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They sound like........

'Lift the Dot' fasteners.
If the bit with the hole is oval with a couple of thin spring wires inside, that is what it is. Also the other give away is the word "lift" or a dot on one of the hole side.
Try a car soft top manufacturer, or failing that an old rag top car parts supplier i.e. an MG orTriumph spares outlet.
Good news is you don't need a special tool to fit them, a pair of pliers, leather hole punch and a screwdriner will do.

Thinks........
Boat cover manufactures also use them for fitted hoods on gin palaces.
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Old 10 May 2004, 11:13   #3
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I think you are talking about "lift-the-dot" fastners. They are used on old MG and Triumph's, i've bought them from "Moss" before 020 8867 2020 quite helpful people.

-edit- beaten to it while i looked the number up! RIBnet never fails!

Rimmer Bro's also might be able to help (Triumph parts) 01522 568000
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Old 10 May 2004, 11:21   #4
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-edit- beaten to it while i looked the number up! RIBnet never fails!

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That'll teach you to be too helpfull.

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A chandler may also do them in stainless
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Old 10 May 2004, 11:46   #5
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Thanks you guys..

some real useful stuff. Made a couple of calls, got a price, gave credit card details - goods arriving tomorrow. Fantastic - Cheers.
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MeMe, glad to see that you sorted the "Bleeding" problem out - it's a very helpfull site
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