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Handbrake Gaiter – Part 2
I roughly sanded the alloy panel and drilled all the holes required for the rivets.

Then drilled the matching holes in the base of the leather and riveted it all together.

This is what it looked like on the underside.

I must confess, I was feeling pretty pleased with myself as I carried this up from the Summer House to fit it.

But, as they say, Pride comes before a fall…

And the air turned blue as I realised that I had fixed the leather in the wrong way around.

Yes, after all these years of car building, I’m still making schoolboy errors.

So, I just had to go back to square one and drill out all of the rivets.

I then discovered that I didn't have enough larger head rivets to match the ones I'd used previously.

But, by this point, I was happy to use the smaller rivets I had, as long as they worked.

Which left the gaiter looking like this when finally fitted.

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