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Thread: Nic's Sterling CCC #416

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    My bodyshell has had rear lights cut into the rear upper panel similar to the above,
    but not quite to this standard unfortunately...

    Silly question, but are these tail, stop & indicators?
    Will any lighting be in the lower rear panel?

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    Thanks Lauren, it is actually all hooked up and functional. Pretty much all of the electronics are function with the exception of the oil temp gauge. I need to buy the sensor and wire it in.

    Hi Steve, these are full function Run, Stop, Turn lights. The reverse lights will be added into the lower body panel somewhere. I haven't decided where just yet. I DID consider putting them between the left and right tail light banks, but not really sold on that idea.
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    I'm BACK...???

    One night last week, I was lying in bed about 12:30am, trying desperately to fall asleep when my stupid brain came up with several new ideas for the car. One of those ideas was how to rebuild the rear tunnel since the original ABS tunnel is cracked and broken in several places.

    I had begun a wooden buck last year and after one failed attempt at glassing it up, I put it aside. Well, that 12:30am brain-storm gave me another idea, to use aluminum tape which I think several of you have used prior. Friday night I got it taped up and yesterday I got to laying glass and then ran out of resin after a few layers. At lunch I made a run to the local TAP plastics and bought another quart of resin. Tonight I hope to finish the layup, or at least get another 3-4 layers down.

    Hopefully Imgur works...




    Thanks,

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    Welcome back and nice work, aluminium tapes does work although I think it is a bit thicker than parcel tape and more expensive, only down side with cheep parcel tape is the adhesive tends to stick to the part / mold when you take it off not really a problem when its just a bit of wood, but even proper release tape is still cheaper than aluminium and doesn't have that problem.

    Dirk

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    Thanks Dirk. I failed to mentioned I have several layers of wax on the aluminum tape. I'm hoping it'll help it release better. If not, there's always PVA!
    Thanks,

    Nic.
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    Thankfully with a little prying and liberal use of a rubber mallet, the part popped off last night and mostly fit right in.





    A little trimming and sanding of the part and the body, we have a good fit!





    Thanks,

    Nic.
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    Very nice result - good work. I prefer this look in comparison to the standard long tunnel fitting.
    Did you do this to for better sound insulation or to improve access to the fuel tank area?

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    Hi Steve,

    I'm sure those will both be a benefit, but I did it primarily because my tunnel is cracked & broken and this was cheaper than buying, or trying to find and buy, a new tunnel. I'll have to replicate this for the outside window as well, but I think I have the process down now and should be less stressful making that one. I'll also have to get an automotive grade window made for the interior. The existing one for the stock tunnel I can still use for the outside window. I am concerned about the insides of the glass getting dirty since they'll be open to the elements and trans/fuel tank cavity. I'm mulling the idea of creating some sort of enclose or connection between the two, but haven't come up with anything solid just yet.
    Thanks,

    Nic.
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    First half of the new rear window is done, textured and painted flat black.






    I started making the buck for the exterior window last night and realized the glass that I have from the original tunnel is not symmetrical. The angles are different, one side is more of a straight cut, the other side bows out about a 3/8". So I either need to find someone who can true it up, or I need to find someone to make a new piece of glass for me.
    Thanks,

    Nic.
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    CCC Sterling # 416

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    Get a new piece of glass would be the way to go.
    When I built mine, it had no glass at all, so I made a template, took that to a glass company. They cut the glass and it cost under a tenner !!
    And perfect fit 👍

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