1) Cable Track & 2) Hella (Germany)

Olazz

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Howzit Guys,
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I'm looking for that stuff that you put cable into and it behaves like a tank-track, ensuring the cable doesn't get trapped etc. Now I'm sure I've seen it in a post on here somewhere, but all my searches have yielded zilch!

Can anyone point me in the right direction? Any idea where and what type to buy?


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Does anyone have a contact or an account with HELLA?
I am trying to obtain a specific set of switches that they make. I have found some in Germany, but they will not post to UK....

Alternatively is there anyone in Germany that I could have the parts sent to and then you could perhaps post on to me. All postage paid my end?

Thanks
 

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Search for ‘cable chain’ on EBay. There’s all sorts of sizes. If you need anything more business like look at igus.
 
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Have you searched ‘Hella Switch’ on EBay? There’s quite a few on there.
Perhaps you could post a pic and indicate if it HAS to be the Hella ones or if an equivalent would suffice? Otherwise you may need to find a UK distributor.
 
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If you post a picture of the switch I may be able to help. Used to buy hgv and psv parts. Not much I can't find
 

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Hi Olazz,
I'm not in Germany but just next door in Belgium. If they ship to Belgium I can help you.
Or maybe I can source the switches locally.
 
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Olazz

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Guys, a thousand thanks for all of your help!

Cable tracks all sorted.

These are the 2 switches (3 of each) I am after, with the corresponding lower inserts.

I will cal the company in Germany and see what they are prepared to do by way of shipping outside Germany.

Much obliged to all.
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Olazz

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Stu, nice one boet.

Unfortunately they don't supply the locking switch, but there is a load of other stuff on there that may be very useful.
 

stumog

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They used to supply the locking one. They used to have a chap called Steve in the Bristol branch that was great worth giving him a call.

It may be the Volvo fit side then
 

Olazz

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Guys now all sorted. Oddly company in Germany wouldn't post out to UK if I paid via Paypal, but would if I did a direct bank transfer :confusion-shrug:

Thanks for the help....

PS.
Stu, the switches offered by Carlylebus&coach aren't Hella, but Ring automotive, but its a great resource non the less. Thank you.
 
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Olazz the switches look very similar to Durite products available from most motor and commercial factors
 

Olazz

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Thanks Steve, yes very similar to Durite, but not quite the same... It's the locking switch thats different.

Yes I could just change all the switches to Carling or the later version of Hella, but I want to keep the OEM style of the existing 11 switches I have. Also good to carry a couple of spares J.I.C.
 
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Good all sorted So how long do we have to wait for the BIG reveal
 

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Well I was hoping December 2018 :laughing-rolling:

Truck was scheduled to be at the Overland show in April, revised to 10th May, but it's touch and go for the 10th. Had I known what this would entail way back in October 2017, I probably wouldn't have undertaken the build. It began as an exciting project, but before too long became frustrating, exasperating, disappointing, anger inducing, fist clenching.... you get the idea.

Phone rings.........

:angry-screaming::angry-screaming::angry-screaming::angry-screaming::angry-screaming:
Just put phone down, a call from the builder; whilst installing the rear garage door this pm, it fell off the fork lift and got damaged. Has to go off for repairs and repaint! I won't even guess at the completion date now.

I was warned by many who've undertaken the task, that the project will sap my soul and eventually cause me to question my sanity.

Time for a glass of Edradour !!
 
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SteveJB

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Olazz got to admire your honesty have you said all of the above to your therapist tell you what get it finished and i will get you a bottle of Auchentoshan single malt for your open day if you still have that planned oh and dont give up now
 
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