Backbox held on by clamp only...


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Oct 1, 2017
Bath, UK
I feel like this is possibly a prelude to a post in the "worse mistake you've made" thread...

I'm going to be taking the side rails, backbox hinges, apron, lockdown bar, glass receiver at the back and legs off my TAF to get painted in a purple glitter. Ideally I'd like to get this all done in one go.

It's already sat on my hydraulic trolley so pretty much ready to go, but I'm wondering how safe it's going to be to have the backbox up secured only by the clamp at the back.

It won't be moving anywhere or played obviously but is this a really bad idea? Can that clamp take the weight of the backbox?

Alternative suggestions besides getting the backbox hinges done separately gratefully received....


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May 29, 2013
Riccall, North Yorkshire

Hang on a minute. Did I read "purple glitter"

Christ, burning the damned thing would almost be a better idea.

TAF deserves better. Sorry. But it does.

Could that decrease value?? Not that money’s everything, but it’s an overinflated game already, and I assume you bought at the higher end of that bracket... surely black, or chrome, if anything?