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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  .



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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #284 on: December 01, 2017, 09:53:16 AM »
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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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #283 on: November 30, 2017, 09:27:01 PM »
Back at it after the holiday of eating/drinking to much, and tolerating certain family members  ;)

The drivers Arruat bracket and rotor came back and was machined the same as the now working passenger side.

Well The drivers is more out of wack than the passenger side.

The upper area has clearance the lower is still off and rubbing.  After screwing around with it for a couple of hours, I've come to the conclusion that the  caliper holes in the bracket,  will have to be redone about a 1/32 to 1/16 of an inch.  :o :P 888o ::)  ::scratch


If any body has seen this before and has a solution ......

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Re: G28 - Simple Mans, Simple REDO of an G28 LP640
« Reply #282 on: November 23, 2017, 01:06:28 PM »
thanks to everyone who has helped me on the build during the last year!

Much appreciated!