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  1. #1 Bonnet catches, anyone recognize this one 
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    The top plastic part missing on one. I have a set of pull up spring loaded anyway if I can’t find one of these.

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  2. #2 Re: Bonnet catches, anyone recognize this one 
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    IIRC Mark Mathews used catches (or should I say buckles?) from Ski boots.
    If you check with Kevin, who now owns Marlin Sportscars, he may remember where they came from?
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  3. #3 Re: Bonnet catches, anyone recognize this one 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peterx View Post
    IIRC Mark Mathews used catches (or should I say buckles?) from Ski boots.
    If you check with Kevin, who now owns Marlin Sportscars, he may remember where they came from?
    Thanks Peter.
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    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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  4. #4 Re: Bonnet catches, anyone recognize this one 
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    There appears to be some writing on them. What does it say? It may give us a clue.
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  5. #5 Re: Bonnet catches, anyone recognize this one 
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    Quote Originally Posted by jon_cox View Post
    There appears to be some writing on them. What does it say? It may give us a clue.
    I can hardly read it in real life, even with my glasses on. CCLIP or GCLIP, or 8CLIP, and something else but none of that helped via Google. They are from the late 90's so probably well gone by now.
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    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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    Well based on Peterx's recommendation (impressive memory) the following site may be worth a look.

    https://www.skiequipmentuk.co.uk/pro...s-and-catches/
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    http://www.marlinownersclub.com/wppg...&image_id=2349
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    I contacted an ‘old school chum’ who is very much into skiing, his reply:-

    “Hi Col, Yes definitely ski boot clips. I can’t identify the make. The clear plastic ratchet reminds me of a make called Caber (no longer in business) If replacements are needed, just go online.

    New set going for £12 - £25. Search ski boot clip replacement.

    You could even strike lucky and find some at a charity shop or recycling centre.”


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  8. #8 Re: Bonnet catches, anyone recognize this one 
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    Thanks guys, a while on Google no luck getting the same type. Time to get the replaced with the chrome proper items I think.
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    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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  9. #9 Re: Bonnet catches, anyone recognize this one 
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    Caber was bought by Rossignol who bought a couple of other companies. Rationalisation meant Caber was discontinued .
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  10. #10 Re: Bonnet catches, anyone recognize this one 
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogoncrazy View Post
    Caber was bought by Rossignol who bought a couple of other companies. Rationalisation meant Caber was discontinued .
    At least I know I can't get spares now! Thanks.
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    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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