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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #299 on: December 09, 2017, 06:36:09 PM »
before hooking up the wiring a mock up was done. Pretty happy how it is coming out so far ::toothy

The edges of the top bucket need to be cut down to fit inside the glass.

Also no sure if the top surface (where the glass rests) needs to be thickened. ::scratch

I want to be able to put a straight cutting blade in from the side to cut the adhesive easily that will be between the glass and the bucket.
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #298 on: December 09, 2017, 10:58:20 AM »
Assembled the lamps in the bucket and did a mock up with the lower bucket. A nice seal with the weather striping ;D


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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #297 on: December 08, 2017, 05:14:58 PM »
 More progress  8)

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #296 on: December 08, 2017, 05:07:41 PM »
SM:  Awesome work. ::thumbup  Do you plan on driving under water? ::scratch  Is there a chance that vapor will cloud the lens later when used? or will these be sealed units?
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Thanks 01! Well mine will be sealed but not by using silicone around the rings and lamps. Hopefully work out as planned and keep moisture out, we will see :)

Oem lights fog up as well
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #295 on: December 08, 2017, 10:47:00 AM »
SM:  Awesome work. ::thumbup  Do you plan on driving under water? ::scratch  Is there a chance that vapor will cloud the lens later when used? or will these be sealed units?
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #294 on: December 07, 2017, 08:48:38 PM »
yaawn.....

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #293 on: December 06, 2017, 11:11:38 PM »
made some changes to the back side of the buckets.

Dyna glass to build/smooth the egdes

Used some 3m adhesive then reinforced with fiber glass

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #292 on: December 05, 2017, 08:35:47 PM »
The smaller hella light ....

bought a bracket which made it easier to mount in the confined space.

Onward!!
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #291 on: December 05, 2017, 08:31:42 PM »
Need to make some adjusters and brackets for my headlight lamps.

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #290 on: December 05, 2017, 04:16:55 PM »
Lost count of how many times I have had the front brake bracket, calipers and tires off :LL:

The adjusted bracket is back and in and everything appears to work correctly!! ::toothy   Finally? ::scratch

The rears brakes will be next, although the issue will probably resolved by taking .030 off the diameter of the rotor...we will have to see.
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #289 on: December 04, 2017, 11:36:53 PM »
bought oem sized replica headlight buckets a couple of years ago.

time to get them cleaned up!

Sand, putty, sand prime, and prime sand prime ::toothy

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #288 on: December 03, 2017, 10:29:11 PM »
The REDO headlight parts are pretty beat.  The rings are melted and out of round.  Not sure if it was caused by the heat from the projectors.

Using a 3" for the larger light which replaces the 2.5".  The fog light will be the Hella used in the OEM headlight.

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #287 on: December 03, 2017, 10:48:22 AM »
Took a look at the existing headlights on the REDO. They are the G28 buckets.

Dont think I will be reusing these ::toothy

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #286 on: December 01, 2017, 11:07:00 PM »
That will work too.  My adapter plate bolts to the oem fiero spindle.  My problem is that the oem caliper mounts to the inside of the mounting arms and the Corvette adapter plate bolts on the outside surface.  I'm going to have to remove my spindles and mill the arms flat and on a 90 degree to the spindle.  As it is now, the caliper is cocked.
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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #285 on: December 01, 2017, 06:39:23 PM »
It's your call.  Either cut the rotors down another .050" or get out the dremel.  I wouldn't mess with the mounting holes.

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thanks 01

Took off .030 which reduced the diameter by 1/16.  Taking another .050 would reduce the diameter by another ..... well that amount is too much.

I have another set of brackets to play with :LL:  dropped them off at a "real machine shop"  :o owned by my friend.  Either adjust the caliper holes or make a new bracket that works.

Richard at Arraut Motorsports is a nice guy but the product is sloppy. As my machine shop friend says... "what kinda crap are you bringing me now?"   :LL:  told him I still have the rear brackets to go..... ::toothy  888o  .