where to get a crown replacement zip for an BR L-2A (alternatively....)

ausreenactor

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I have heard someone describe the wave effect as "Bacon-ing"
Now every time I see a wavy zipper, I think of bacon.
That’s a really good description and perfect for the effect...

Hmm... banana for breakfast does not sound as appealing now...
 

Griffon_301

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BIG PRAISE to David @ELC.... After writing to them with my problem, I received an answer from Dave and a great, generous offer: the very parts I needed to repair my zip and all this for free!

This is what I call customer service - and one of the many reasons I am a big ELC fanboy!
Thanks so much David, your service is highly appreciated! And when this Corona madness is over and we will be able to head over to the UK again and visit airshows, popup stores and the likes, I'll owe you a biiiiig Beer or whatever you want in the liquid department :)

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ausreenactor

Well-Known Member
BIG PRAISE to David @ELC.... After writing to them with my problem, I received an answer from Dave and a great, generous offer: the very parts I needed to repair my zip and all this for free!

This is what I call customer service - and one of the many reasons I am a big ELC fanboy!
Thanks so much David, your service is highly appreciated! And when this Corona madness is over and we will be able to head over to the UK again and visit airshows, popup stores and the likes, I'll owe you a biiiiig Beer or whatever you want in the liquid department :)

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There is that service that you don't mind paying a 'premium' for.

BZ ELC!
 

Griffon_301

Well-Known Member
There is that service that you don't mind paying a 'premium' for.

BZ ELC!
Actually I don't mind, paying a wee bit more for certain things, when the all around services are great...
ELC - and I have to name Rob and David specifically - have always provided me with the best service I could have wished for, no matter if it was their annual calender, or a jacket :)

David even offered me a personal walkthrough on how to replace the puller on the zip...I hope that I will manage to change the parts myself though...called it personal pride :D

I am a very happy ELC (and BR) customer and will continue to be so :)
 

Officer Dibley

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BIG PRAISE to David @ELC.... After writing to them with my problem, I received an answer from Dave and a great, generous offer: the very parts I needed to repair my zip and all this for free!

This is what I call customer service - and one of the many reasons I am a big ELC fanboy!
Thanks so much David, your service is highly appreciated! And when this Corona madness is over and we will be able to head over to the UK again and visit airshows, popup stores and the likes, I'll owe you a biiiiig Beer or whatever you want in the liquid department :)

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When i emailed Dizzy last year, he couldn’t wash his hands quick enough !
 

Officer Dibley

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Well, here’s the finished article. I paid £35 for the zipper. Just bought an old But not valuable German BGS jacket with the exact same RiRi for £14 shipped. Always pays to have one in reserve. Of course it may be too chunky for some & it does up the European way, but at least now i can wear it. This zipper is not fussy at all & will not break
I also have a stock of the 50’s-80’s British combat jacket zippers of differing lengths.
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