Joined: 01 Mar 2008
|Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:39 am Post subject: Closed Headlight kit for S2 & S3 cars
|Just received this from Forum member Marek:
"Earlier this summer I was working on my covered headlight kit for the S2 and S3 cars. This will move the current headlights back far enough for a cover to be fitted over the front to mimic the early S1 cars. The kit will be direct bolt in replacement. The kit of parts I propose to make addresses all of these points, specifically:-
Headlight diaphragm panels - Rather than the cut up panels to fit I will provide new laser cut panels which already have a dish in them (a la S2 headlight panels) and have all of the hardware mounting lugs pre welded in place. No cutting is involved and you simply replace your panels with these ones and paint them to suit.
Headlight - uses the oem unit. Simply unscrew it from itís mounting and refit it to an eccentric adjuster which bolts into headlight diaphragm. The wires and headlamp bucket donít show out of the back.
Chrome headlight rim - This will be a custom made brass rim which will be chromed. It will be a single piece fitting (similar to the Eagle Speedster) and will have itís rubber gasket pre fitted and simply screw in from the back. I propose to simply screw the headlight glass into the rim as the steel screws will lock into the brass rim, which will be profiled at the back for this. The little chrome retaining cover #BD31129 wonít be needed, as the part will fit, rather than need to be shimmied around so that all of the tiny screws get through the holes.
Headlight glass - plexiglass covers, which can be subtly coloured if required
Sugar scoop - Fits onto the headlight diaphragm panel and simply bolts up. The edge/lip can be profiled to suit as I propose to put a thin rubber beeding around the front lip where it might be a snug fit against the headlamp covers. I may mould a rim for this into the headlight covers.
Fitting - By bolting parts on one at a time, everything can be adjusted piece by piece. The only difference between a S2 and S3 kit will be the headlight diaphragm panel.
Pricing - not finalised this but would be in the region of £850 if there is enough interest in a group buy.
If there is sufficient interest, Iíll return to this over the winter. Feel free to suggest a better way of doing things before I go for it.
Photos showing prototype development:
Contact Marek for more info: firstname.lastname@example.org
S1 OTS OSB.; S1 FHC ODB #860294