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Old 06-21-2018, 06:33 PM
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Any progress on popup headlights? Looking forward to see how it comes out.
Spent working on the headlights today.
Worked on skinning the top section of the of the body thats around the headlights.

First step was to make a part that would fit in the headlight cover section.

Used a Melamine White Panel Board to make the part

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I tried one layer of glass but that was to flimsy so second attempt I used 2 layers and that worked out ok

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Applied resin and waited for it to cure. No gel coat was used because I wanted the part to be transparent.

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Finished part

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Layed the cured glass over the section and traced the area out to be cut

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Used a welding filler rod to mark out the edge

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Everything rough cut. still need to mark out the edge by the wire

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Everything trimmed

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Adjustments to the light cover will have to be made for it to be flush with the body lines
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:26 PM
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If you had asked I could have cut you covers from a fiberglass sheet and saved you those steps...
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Old 06-22-2018, 09:51 AM
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Looks really good. I like that angled shape of those headlight covers.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:28 AM
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Other side was made by just flipping over the finished piece and making a reverse image of it. That way both sides will be the same.

Later today I'll get a picture of the frontal view so you can see what it looks like with both sides done.
This will be used to make the molds for the part. then the piece will be bonded into place and with a little filler and sanding you shouldn't be able to see where it was bonded into place

Working on blending in the speaker pods into the interior side panels right now.
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Old 06-22-2018, 10:36 AM
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If you had asked I could have cut you covers from a fiberglass sheet and saved you those steps...
Didn't even cross my mind to have it "farmed out" Rick, Sorry.

I had all the materials here and it took about an hour or two to make. Plus the part will get trashed once I make the mold from it.

Next I need to make the rolled edge thats on the side where the wire is at and bond that in place. Once that is done I'll put some stringers on it to stiffen it up and to help retain its shape and it should be ready to make a part from it.
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Old 06-22-2018, 08:24 PM
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As mention I need to sink the headlights a little farther into the car. Not a big problem

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Old 06-23-2018, 08:43 AM
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Is the plan to have the surrounds that fill the gap between the pop-ups and the light recesses to remain separate and removable or will these be bonded to the body?
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Old 06-24-2018, 10:30 AM
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They will be bonded in place and you wont see them once body work and paint is done.
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