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theprisioner

posted on 6/1/14 at 02:04 PM Reply With Quote
J15 headlight covers

Finally managed to fit the headlight covers.

http://sylvabuild.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/headlight-covers.html

The only remaining job before the blating season will be a tweaking of suspension setup.





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jeffw

posted on 6/1/14 at 02:13 PM Reply With Quote
Need some chrome effect trim to finish them off






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Jenko

posted on 6/1/14 at 04:26 PM Reply With Quote
I did buy the covers with my kit, and am still udecided as to how to fit them.....I quite like the look of the covers with a black frame like this:

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I thought doing it this way, any brackets could be hidden...Either way, the covers look great, I also want to get a set of carbon covers made up for track days.....plus I think they would great on the J15.





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jeffw

posted on 6/1/14 at 05:50 PM Reply With Quote


I think the chrome look defines the headlights and gives a mid-60s sportscar look...






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theprisioner

posted on 6/1/14 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
Certainly needs something, no idea what that alloy trim is, the black border may be easier, don't know!





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deeceee09

posted on 6/1/14 at 06:38 PM Reply With Quote
I have a pair to fit too. The ali angle approach is what a number of period cars used so I shall probably go that route. Any idea where you obtained the "chrome" trim from Jeff? My covers are 1/8" gauge.





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jeffw

posted on 6/1/14 at 07:29 PM Reply With Quote
CBS...

This sort of thing

http://www.carbuildersolutions.com/uk/brushed-stainless-effect-plastic-u-edge-trim-5mm-x-3mm






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avagolen

posted on 6/1/14 at 08:17 PM Reply With Quote
Must be the 'in job' at the moment. Just fitted mine to the Fury.

Headlamp_cover
Headlamp_cover


I made stainless brackets mounted with a 3mm stainless nut and bolt through the bodyshell.
Tapped for a 4mm screw. Polycarbonate spacer glued to the inside so that
I do not crack it through over tightening.





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deeceee09

posted on 6/1/14 at 09:32 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks Jeff.





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nickm

posted on 7/1/14 at 07:58 PM Reply With Quote
Hi
Looks excellent really finishes off the front end.

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