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    Default Vectra rear chrome strip on a Signum

    After Alex's bit of photoshopping in my recent Gallery thread, it's got me wondering about this mod as it looks great in the pic......



    I've been looking into this to see how feasible it may be. There are a couple of 'issues' that I need to find out.....
    1. The first is the width of the strip - can any kind soul tell me the width of the chrome strip on the back of their Vec?
    2. I'm assuming that the boot release 'button' is not actually part of the chrome strip - it's just sticking through a hole in the strip? Or is it part of the strip that then pushes onto a button on the boot? Trying to work out if I get a strip if it will have a hole in it, and if it did whether you can buy the button to fill the hole.
    3. This may be all academic depending on the width of the strip and also I think there may be a problem with the curveture of my a**e!! LOL. The Signum is much more curved on it's back end than the Vec. I don't think a plastic strip is going to bend that much without problems?
    Here's a pic of the curvature (as best as I can show it), if someone can post a similar of a Vec I'd be grateful! And yes, I know it needs a clean before anyone says!



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    its 1164mm at the top of the strip. ( The widest bit )

    and 1156mm at bottom of strip

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    Thanks RBK - off outside now with tape measure in hand.....

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    Bu**er - width of the tailgate 1136mm. You probably can't really succesfully trim the ends off either?

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    youll see it on my ar53 end photo
    http://www.vectra-c.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1452
    Last edited by redbullkid; 25th November 2005 at 15:44.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    Bu**er - width of the tailgate 1136mm. You probably can't really succesfully trim the ends off either?

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    Probably not without making a mess, not sure if they are plastic or metal though so could be wrong.

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    Yep, I was also thinking of the end of the strip. I assume it tapers to an end or has end cap type things?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    You could always get some 'Drinky bling' from hellfrauds and put it on the up-turned part of your tailgate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duncan
    Yep, I was also thinking of the end of the strip. I assume it tapers to an end or has end cap type things?

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    It's sort of rounded at the ends, no end caps, that would be too easy

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    End of RBK's -




    The boot is actually bevelled in so the strip fits snug

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