First of all, I must start off by apologising to Clive, I said I would do this a while back.
Like many of you, the rear cross member on my 90 was rotting and had been patched to get it through the MOT. Unfortunately as you know this is only a temporary fix.
After a lot of research I realised I had a few choices.
Build my own cross member, satisfying but realistically very slow in my case.
Buy a L/R cross member and have it fitted, expensive.
Buy a pattern part, dubious build quality.
Finally I found http://www.blacksheepcrossmember.co.uk/ I spent quite a while reading up about Clive and his cross members. All the reviews told of the highest quality work. I was sold.
I contacted Clive and he came round to see the 90. A price was agreed and the last weekend in January was booked for the work.
On the Saturday morning I dropped the 90 off at his workshop, Clive showed me the cross member and fitting kit he had made. Being 6mm thick, it’s a sturdy thing of beauty.
Sunday lunchtime I got a phone call, the 90 was ready.
I went to collect the 90 and was met with a greatly improved rear end. Clive explained that the loom for the rear lights had become brittle and some of the wires had snapped when he had moved it up out of the way. He fixed it but didn’t want any money for this work but I insisted in paying him extra. He went on to say he had had some problems spraying the new metal work due to the cold clogging his spray gun. It looks fine to me.
Anyway enough rambling. I have no financial interest in Clive but I do believe that great service and workmanship should be rewarded by being spoken about.
Clive can be found at the above site or on Facebook.
He’s moved workshop but doesn’t advertise its location for security. It’s probably best to contact him via email first off, he has two mobiles, one on Facebook and the other on his website. That’s because one works at home but not at his workshop and the other works at his workshop but not at home…
For some reason I can't add pictures, I will keep trying.
If you require pics of the work, I can email them to you...
Any questions don’t hesitate to ask… John