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Mouldings

Hi guys

Is there availability of the thick moulding around the wheel arches for an RML?

Also who does skirt panels?

Thanks for any help!

Damien

Re: Mouldings

Hi Damien this from Chris a while ago :
RM mudguards (wings) from Jadecraft
I've just bought a complete set of mudguards (actually called wings) for RM238 from

JADECRAFT LTD
UNIT 3 PARK DRIVE IND. ESTATE
PARK DRIVE
BRAINTREE
ESSEX
CM7 1AP
01376 346 040

They are made to order and his took six weeks to arrive they may well still do the aluminium valance panels as well - if you put Jadecraft or mudguards in the search box the part numbers are in the original post - I couldn't get them to copy over

My bus number (if any): RML 2747

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Click view entire thread to see Chris's post

My bus number (if any): RML 2747

Re: Mouldings

Thanks Graham,

I was talking about the bead moulding that runs along the wheel-arch, its made of aluminium. My description wasn't clear enough!

It looks about 1 inch wide but is much thicker in height than the other mouldings.

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It's a special shape moulding. I suspect Jadecraft is the former Greengate Fabrications who used to sell flat L section curved to shape instead.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

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If they are the former Greengate they used to sell the wheelarch mouldings but they are not drilled and are "roughly" to shape, no bends on them to go with the valence panels. Not sure who does Valence panels, one of the RM operators like Dave Lee might know. Local metal fabricator panel beater might be able to do from a pattern.

My bus number (if any): RTL 960, RMC 1458, RM 1585 and several RTs

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Greengate used to do the valence panels ready-folded.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

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Thanks Lads.

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If all else fails probably possible to get a length of aluminium bar - chamfer the edges and gently heat and bend to shape ?

My bus number (if any): RML 2747

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You can still buy half round aluminium moulding. The RM moulding had a step moulded in the back to provide a better lip over the edge of the wing section.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

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It's not half round Roy, that is for RTs, this has a flat top. I got some for a client who refubished an RM, he was able to fit it, it just needs careful drilling if using set screws!

My bus number (if any): RTL 960, RMC 1458, RM 1585 and several RTs

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Jadecraft, formerly Greengate have disappeared.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

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That's bad news Roy - wonder what's happened to the Greengate moulds?

My bus number (if any): RML2302

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Jadecraft went into Liquidation on 13 June 2017.

Liquidator's name and address: Steven Martin Stokes (IP No. 10330) and Gerald Clifford Smith (IP No. 6335) both of FRP Advisory LLP, 2nd Floor, 170 Edmund Street, Birmingham, B3 2HB

Might be worth approaching them for RM moulds and stock.

My bus number (if any): RMs 238, 471 and 2213, GS17

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FRP advise that moulds have been sold to an interested party. The Wrightbus and other current moulds have been returned to their respective owners.

I have asked FRP to request the purchaser make contact with a view to continued production.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

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That sounds very helpful Roy - let's hope they're interested in continuing to produce RM parts

My bus number (if any): RML2302

Re: Mouldings - Good News!

I suspect that this may be something others more knowledgeable than me already know but I've stumbled across another manufacturer of RM fibreglass panels after buying a rear corner panel on the well-known online auction site. I was surprised to find that instead of a Greengates label there was one for N & M Fibreglass. Pursuing this further I find that this is a friendly family firm in Worcestershire who offer a range of panels from grilles to wheelarches ( http://www.nandmfibreglass.co.uk/ ). I spoke to one of the directors, Alistair Nash ( alistairnash@nandmfibreglass.co.uk - 01527 870282 ) who told me that as well as the items on the website they are working on a bonnet for future sale as well as some other parts. They can also offer fibreglass repairs and spray painting. Sounds all very helpful!

My bus number (if any): RML2302

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I found that site a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post it on here. I also contacted the administrator of Greengate/Jade/whatever their last trading name was but they never got back to me.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

Re: Mouldings - Good News!

Thanks Roy - it sounds like we've got a useful alternative to Greengate's anyway...

My bus number (if any): RML2302

Re: Mouldings - Good News!

I've used N&M to replace my Grill, both headlight panels and rear numberplate panel.
I was happy with the panels and their service is pretty good too, i was told the parts are made to order but they turned up 48hrs later.

With them you can also choose gel coat colour (with in reason)

My bus number (if any): RMF2771

Re: Mouldings - Good News!

A few weeks ago there was a thread on here about a firm who was reportedly getting rod of a lot of glass fibre moulds, does anyone remember who they were as they had RM moulds in stock and we were reassured they weren't disposing of RM moulds.

My bus number (if any): RML2532

Re: Mouldings - Good News!

It was N &M Roy - I think they were disposing of later vehicle type moulds not RM ones thankfully !

My bus number (if any): RML2747