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850 estate roof rails

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Old Nov 25th, 2008, 22:31   #1
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for sale as above. excellent condition 60+P+P
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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 18:41   #2
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Default Roof Rails

I have a T5 estate without the rails, what is involved in the fitting, and is it a easy DIY job.

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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 19:26   #3
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Hiya,

when I did this I gently pulled the trim from the back of the car out of its clips towards the windscreen. It's metal so don't bend it too much at the windscreen end.

Then I laid the roof rail next to it and worked out where to cut so the old trim finished just underneath where the roof rail would start. I used a junior hacksaw to cut the trim at this point.

Then, just pop the trim back in its clips and lay the roof rail in the 'gutter' that's now exposed and screw in 3 bolts and cover each with a blanking plate. Think there's also a bit of trim that comes with them to take care of making the rear end cap neatly but that's about it.

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