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Old 14th June 2016, 20:27
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Hello,

i have spent some time on the kit those last days.

When playing with the headlights bowls, i noticed that they don't fit directly ( MK1)
So , what is the best way to handle this.
Cutting the edges ( like with the impact bar) could make the front end weak ?

Should i then make some reinforcement plates ?

Any picture welcome.

Gerardo

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Old 15th June 2016, 20:25
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Hi Gerado i think most people cut a section out of the plastic bowl to fit
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Old 26th June 2016, 20:25
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Hello Ned,

i cut the bowl today, and they fit.

but , i 'll have to cut the edge of the front chassis to allow the headlamp to fit.



Gerardo
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Old 13th July 2016, 20:40
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Hello, i have changed the titel of this post.
This way, i 'll post all my question here.


So here we go :

I think i soon will be able to glue the rear part of the kit.
I noticed that kit is very flexible ( for example when you push on the fuel lid to open)
So , is it ok to inject some expansive foam to fill the gap between the kit and the original body of the car ?

Gerardo
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Old 13th July 2016, 21:34
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Make sure you seal it well if you do. I filled the arch gaps in mine and then fibre glassed them in but the foam will hold water if it gets in and give you rust on any metal. I ended up having to dig it all back out again.
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Old 14th July 2016, 19:27
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There are two types of foam. The Fire Rated foam is closed cell, in other words it will not absorb water. Use this one.(mousse coupe-feu in your local diy store)

Do not use the normal type as above as it will hold water, as fatbloke experienced.

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Old 29th July 2016, 20:44
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Hi, what solution do you find to make the headlights fit? Facing the same problem myself
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Old 29th July 2016, 20:47
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image upload no limit

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Old 29th July 2016, 21:10
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Hello,

First, i tried cutting the plastic bowl.
i could fit it properly, but the bulb would not fit ( touching the chassis)

So i finished cutting the chassis ( as marked on my first picture)
and now i can buy a new palstic bowl to replace the one i cutted ;-(

i will post a picture tomorrow

Gerardo
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Old 30th July 2016, 19:08
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Hello,

here is a picture.




i took a big part out.
i will now weld some reinforcment palte around the cut

Gerardo
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Old 30th July 2016, 21:07
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Thanks belgianb, I did mine today, I took some out from the middle but left the bottom and top joined, and it seems to have done the trick
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