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Re: 827 Vitesse

Post by austinpowers » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:54 pm

Yeah :D The lights had mold and the reflectors were black... Straight in the bin afterwards !!

As for the ride, a little firmer but much more body control.. No more jelly here :P
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Re: 827 Vitesse

Post by scoobyh123 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:18 pm

austinpowers wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Yeah :D The lights had mold and the reflectors were black... Straight in the bin afterwards !!

As for the ride, a little firmer but much more body control.. No more jelly here :P
In the bin???? :shock: You do know the reflectors from later lamps will fit and work don't you?

As for jelly removal - always good! :wink: :D
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Re: 827 Vitesse

Post by austinpowers » Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:42 am

scoobyh123 wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:18 pm
austinpowers wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:54 pm
Yeah :D The lights had mold and the reflectors were black... Straight in the bin afterwards !!

As for the ride, a little firmer but much more body control.. No more jelly here :P
In the bin???? :shock: You do know the reflectors from later lamps will fit and work don't you?

As for jelly removal - always good! :wink: :D
Nearside glass was cracked and i had to cut the offside right plastic mount as the welded nut span when i tried to undo it.. :lol:

I paid £35 for the pair of brand new headlights delivered :D
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Re: 827 Vitesse

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:50 am

Just for future reference :

https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-XBQ10047

Which welded nut do you mean, the one in the slam panel?
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Re: 827 Vitesse

Post by austinpowers » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:19 am

The one that you bolt the headlight brackets to. It just kept spinning and because I was replacing the headlight I just cut the plastic bracket. Fitted a normal nut after I got it off.

That glass kit is handy. But my reflectors were shot. :)
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Re: 827 Vitesse

Post by scoobyh123 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:05 am

That's the slam panel then. :P

The big thing you'd need to keep is the Mk1 housings because they are the only ones with the loops for the grille to clip onto. You can get hold of reflectors from later lamps to fit into the housings and same goes for the lenses but the housings are the important bits. You can probably repair the ear that you sliced to remove the old one with a bit of glue to hold it in place then Araldite a piece of aluminium over the top to reinforce it with a hole for the fixing screw.

I'm working on a method of reviving the reflectors at the moment, so far it's worked on the front indicators very well but time will tell. The reflectors on my Volvo are a bit tarnished so they might be next on the list for repair. :wink: :D
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Re: 827 Vitesse

Post by Marc-827-Vitesse » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:38 pm

Nice car that looks to be in good condition! :) Nice work too!
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