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    Always admired that car, so well thought out and executed. Keep it shiny.



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    Quote Originally Posted by steve View Post
    Very nice rear-end on the car, the rear panel with the cut-outs give a production car feel.
    I'd be interested to what car the lights are off?
    Keep the updated coming.
    I like the cut outs too Steve. I'm thinking about doing something similar with my rear panel (eventually!) because I also have a VW Monza 4 tip exhaust fitted.

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    Mind you, it's now so old that I'll need to replace it anyway, so I could start from scratch I suppose. My rear lights are Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2, and so are Ryan's ... they were just a rarer version of the Mk2 lights which were fitted to the more 'sporty' models.

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    Finished exhaust modifications, looks much better now and exhaust note is slightly deeper with the longer out pipeswork.
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    All looking really smart Ryan, well done.
    Just had a chance look back at some of your photos and the one where you have used Triumph hinges for your louvre.
    Are they from a herald or spitfire, for if so, I tried those for my engine lid and they did not work very well as the are not designed for a flat surface but a slightly curved radius like the curve of a boot lid.
    I got around the issue with Hillman Imp hinges as they are made for the flat.
    For info, and keep looking after the youngest MK4 !

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    I simply used lift out stainless steel door hinges from screwfix for mine

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/eclipse-s...m-2-pack/51305

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    Hey, they look fine to me Phill, who cares what their origins are, so long as they do the job

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    Your exhaust look so much better Ryan ... well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueNova View Post
    I like the cut outs too Steve. I'm thinking about doing something similar with my rear panel (eventually!) because I also have a VW Monza 4 tip exhaust fitted.

    Alistair's rear.jpg

    Mind you, it's now so old that I'll need to replace it anyway, so I could start from scratch I suppose. My rear lights are Vauxhall Cavalier Mk2, and so are Ryan's ... they were just a rarer version of the Mk2 lights which were fitted to the more 'sporty' models.

    Cav Mk2 lights.jpg



    Alistair


    As you know, so are mine but higher and 'right way up' might be the angles are a bit different on the SS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffy View Post
    All looking really smart Ryan, well done.
    Just had a chance look back at some of your photos and the one where you have used Triumph hinges for your louvre.
    Are they from a herald or spitfire, for if so, I tried those for my engine lid and they did not work very well as the are not designed for a flat surface but a slightly curved radius like the curve of a boot lid.
    I got around the issue with Hillman Imp hinges as they are made for the flat.
    For info, and keep looking after the youngest MK4 !
    They are these ones from ebay https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F202678897599

    And for a triump spitfire, Vitesse, T4, herald the list goes on. The curve is perfect for the louvre and roof angle. I used these flat hinges from rs components https://uk.rs-online.com/mobile/p/hinges/7491692/ for my engine lid.
    Cheers

    Ryan


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