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mswyka

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Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« on: February 11, 2019, 09:37:07 AM »
Does anyone have any spare tunnel protector strips?  We have a few sleds to stud and don't have enough tunnel rub strips.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:   1980 440
Projects:    1981 Invader 440

mswyka

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 11:20:09 AM »
Still looking for 2 pair.  Thanks.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:   1980 440
Projects:    1981 Invader 440

mswyka

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 05:18:56 PM »
Yes, they are aluminum with hyfax.  Actually they are very similar to the bottom of the suspension skid slide rails.  Only, as the slide rail cross-section is more of a I, these are just a squat rectangle with a "t" slot cut in them for the hyfax insertion.  I should take a picture to add here.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:   1980 440
Projects:    1981 Invader 440

mswyka

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 05:28:26 PM »
This is not a very good photo, but it is one that i had on the computer.  What is visible here is the hyfax on the bottom of the  rub strips.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:   1980 440
Projects:    1981 Invader 440

mswyka

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 09:32:35 AM »
Still looking for Kawasaki Tunnel Rub Strips.  Thanks.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:   1980 440
Projects:    1981 Invader 440

Doug in NY

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2019, 09:09:18 PM »
I bought these at my local shop. Motion Craft. I like them because they are aluminum and would help dissipate heat when mounted over the heat exchanger. Picture 2 has a part number on it.

mswyka

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2019, 02:53:52 PM »
Doug, just saw this, thank you.  I will take a hard look at those.  Would still like to get some to match the other sleds that we already have.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:   1980 440
Projects:    1981 Invader 440

mswyka

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2019, 02:10:34 PM »
Still looking.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:   1980 440
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Doug in NY

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2020, 07:22:43 PM »
2 pics of the rails mounted. Left side was EZ! Right side took some layout and a special bracket made. Right side location is exactly under the the tubing going to the radiator. I am happy with the way it turned out.

Interceptor398

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2020, 10:47:56 PM »
Well done!

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mswyka

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #11 on: July 25, 2021, 04:07:26 PM »
Today we arrived home from a trip up north and was pleasantly surprised to see a pair of OEM tunnel protectors waiting for me.  Looks like the 1981 Invader project has new life.  Thank God also for patience, and other projects to distract me, since it took 16 months to find them.
Intruders:  1978, 1979, 1981 Custom (Pink)
Invaders:   1980 440
Projects:    1981 Invader 440

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Re: Tunnel Rub (Protector) Strips
« Reply #12 on: July 25, 2021, 08:24:44 PM »
My dad would say "patience and persistence conquers all".  In practice that can be hard to do.