Halfords - threatened store closures

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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby Mick F » 14 Jul 2020, 12:31pm

pete75 wrote:By the looks of them they were made by Elora. A decent tool brand just as good as Snap Off but about a third of the price and don't break as easily.
Interesting.
Thanks. :D

On the other side, it just says Made in England.
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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby reohn2 » 14 Jul 2020, 12:46pm

Mick F wrote:Oh dear.
Poor design methinks. Costs a fortune every year or so ........... but no doubt Ford don't care.

If it were me, I'd be looking to change them to a replaceable sort.

Not so much Ford more a Bosch design
Got the spare old blades out of the boot and managed to get the end cap off,floppy rubber wiper simply slides out making replacement easy,I've ordered a pair of Bosch rubbers of the correct profile off Ebay for £3.29 delivered.
I'll reserve judgement but feel sure they'll be the right ones.
TBH I've never looked closely at the 'aero' type wiper blades before thinking they were a single extrusion of rubber wiper/plastic blade.
I'll report back when they arrive.
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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby pete75 » 14 Jul 2020, 1:13pm

Mick F wrote:
pete75 wrote:By the looks of them they were made by Elora. A decent tool brand just as good as Snap Off but about a third of the price and don't break as easily.
Interesting.
Thanks. :D

On the other side, it just says Made in England.


Not Elora then - they're made in Germany.

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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby Mick F » 14 Jul 2020, 8:41pm

reohn2 wrote:
Mick F wrote:Oh dear.
Poor design methinks. Costs a fortune every year or so ........... but no doubt Ford don't care.

If it were me, I'd be looking to change them to a replaceable sort.

Not so much Ford more a Bosch design
Got the spare old blades out of the boot and managed to get the end cap off,floppy rubber wiper simply slides out making replacement easy,I've ordered a pair of Bosch rubbers of the correct profile off Ebay for £3.29 delivered.
I'll reserve judgement but feel sure they'll be the right ones.
TBH I've never looked closely at the 'aero' type wiper blades before thinking they were a single extrusion of rubber wiper/plastic blade.
I'll report back when they arrive.
Excellent! :D
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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby Mick F » 14 Jul 2020, 8:46pm

pete75 wrote:
Mick F wrote:On the other side, it just says Made in England.

Not Elora then - they're made in Germany.
Ok.
I wonder who made them then?
I was a teenager and it was probably 1966 or 1967, but the set of five were a pre-decimal 19/- or so ............ if my memory serves me correctly.

Big hole in my pocket money though! :wink:
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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby ferrit worrier » 14 Jul 2020, 9:30pm

mercalia wrote:I go to Halfords for their cheap motor cycle engine gear box oil. Other stuff is too fancy for my olde bike


Heritage motor oil for my old Landy (1964 SWB) :D
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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby pete75 » 15 Jul 2020, 5:58pm

Mick F wrote:
pete75 wrote:
Mick F wrote:On the other side, it just says Made in England.

Not Elora then - they're made in Germany.
Ok.
I wonder who made them then?
I was a teenager and it was probably 1966 or 1967, but the set of five were a pre-decimal 19/- or so ............ if my memory serves me correctly.

Big hole in my pocket money though! :wink:


Most likely Bedford - here's one of mine and it looks very similar. It also has Made In England on the back. Most of my other brands of UK made tools state Made in Britain.
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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby al_yrpal » 15 Jul 2020, 6:19pm

ferrit worrier wrote:
mercalia wrote:I go to Halfords for their cheap motor cycle engine gear box oil. Other stuff is too fancy for my olde bike


Heritage motor oil for my old Landy (1964 SWB) :D


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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby Mick F » 16 Jul 2020, 7:20pm

pete75 wrote:Most likely Bedford - here's one of mine and it looks very similar. It also has Made In England on the back. Most of my other brands of UK made tools state Made in Britain.
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Interesting, thanks.
Yes, your's does indeed look similar.
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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby merseymouth » 17 Jul 2020, 4:56am

Morning, I think that my favourite type of spanner/wrench would be the one that combined an adjustable with a hammer, never had one but suspect it would be first tool of choice for some of our number? I honestly recall seeing an image of one! TTFN MM

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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby Bonzo Banana » 17 Jul 2020, 2:14pm

Jdsk wrote:
Bonzo Banana wrote:When I click onto the shopping option on google I still get other companies before the halfords option using that search parameter. I would have expected the page to be full of pedals available at halfords and not see the other companies.

When I do the search in my previous post I get the screen below. What do you get?

Jonathan


I click on the shopping tab so I get a list of actual products.

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Re: Halfords - threatened store closures

Postby reohn2 » 18 Jul 2020, 1:50pm

Mick F wrote:
reohn2 wrote:
Mick F wrote:Oh dear.
Poor design methinks. Costs a fortune every year or so ........... but no doubt Ford don't care.

If it were me, I'd be looking to change them to a replaceable sort.

Not so much Ford more a Bosch design
Got the spare old blades out of the boot and managed to get the end cap off,floppy rubber wiper simply slides out making replacement easy,I've ordered a pair of Bosch rubbers of the correct profile off Ebay for £3.29 delivered.
I'll reserve judgement but feel sure they'll be the right ones.
TBH I've never looked closely at the 'aero' type wiper blades before thinking they were a single extrusion of rubber wiper/plastic blade.
I'll report back when they arrive.
Excellent! :D

Windsreen wiper blades arrived today,prised the end caps of and slid out the exsisting rubbers,slid in the new ones clicked the end cap(s) back on and Bob's yer uncle,new spares for £3.29 :D
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