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Post  dalgrae on Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:28 pm

Can anyone please advise me regarding the availability of the chrome fuel tank trim that covers the top central weld joint on my model 96

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Post  FB vincent on Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:01 am

I have to own up to having more than one of the iconic Velosolex mopeds in the garage next to the Francis Barnett's. The pressed steel Velosolex frame of the later models uses what is probably a similar chrome (plastic) trim over the seam which may be suitable for the FB 96. Send me a PM containing the width and depth of the seam and I will check how it compares with the Solex; if suitable, supplies can be obtained as per this link: http://www.lesolex.com/catalogue/16354-Jonc-pour-poutre-de-cadre-66-cm.html

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Post  dalgrae on Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:12 am

Hi Sandy thanks for this reply ,I do not have the PM facility for some reason,but measuring my tank the width is 3mm the depth is 8 mm

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Post  FB vincent on Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:37 pm

Colin,

If you cannot send or receive Private Mails you probably need to change your member profile.

The tank joint dimensions you have quoted are similar to the Velosolex frame joint. There are several Velosolex suppliers in France and the UK, although I am not sure that any UK suppliers list the chrome/plastic strip you need.

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Re: Model 96 tank trim

Post  paulfb96 on Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:09 pm

Colin
When I restored my 96 I used some silver mini wheel arch trim, it's a while ago now but it still looks the part, I may still have a piece left if you're still looking, I remember making 2 or 3 at the time.
I did have to trim it and warm it up to get the curve but it worked, let me know and I'll delve into my parts box and dig one out.
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Post  dalgrae on Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:29 pm

Hi thanks everyone ,yes Paul I am still looking for one,I did wonder how to get it to curve around the top of the tankk

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Post  paulfb96 on Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:33 pm

I'll have a look, give me a day or two I think I'll have to dig deep.
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Post  dalgrae on Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:35 pm

Hi Paul many thanks

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Re: Model 96 tank trim

Post  paulfb96 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:16 pm




Hi Colin
I came across the tank trim early in my search, see photo, the original is shown also albeit a bit tatty and discoloured now. You will have to trim it to fit and also bend it to the final shape. I think I dipped it in boiling water to shape it and used a Stanley knife to cut it. It came all coiled up and I cut it into the rough lengths, I also trimmed the width as it was twice as wide as it needed to be. I've also shown the tank knee pads I have as I recall any earlier post from yourself.
Did you manage to find the right colour? I did have some mixed when I did mine as I had a NOS painted side panel. I still have a very small pot with some of that paint in but it's now very thick but good enough for a sample if you want one.
If you send me your address I'll pop the trim in the post.
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Post  paulfb96 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:23 pm


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