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How I perfected the fitting of rear lamp protector 9 years 2 months ago #55270

I opened the packet it was well wrapped , I then when the sun was at 34^ offered up the first,
the book says leave the nuts holding in the lamp and buy more nuts with spreaders attached at a silly price,

I didn't like the gaps, 'I am a bogger me' so off to the shed, raining now- and saw that a collar was provided for avoiding original nuts.

So off with the collars with the hacksaw, smooth with sander/file, lost my 1/4 socket, so had to drive 40 miles to borrow an extension,
darned if I know where it went.

Now look at the differance I have made of the job. I am well pleased, Ken
















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Re: How I perfected the fitting of rear lamp protector 9 years 2 months ago #55271

And the end result -







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Re: How I perfected the fitting of rear lamp protector 9 years 2 months ago #55272

Beautiful job and a great final result. Thanks Ken. :broon:

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Re: How I perfected the fitting of rear lamp protector 9 years 2 months ago #55302

I fitted my light covers last Sunday. I did not modify the covers and could only use the top fixings as the lower stud was not long enough.

Did your mod allow the bottom stud to be used?

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Re: How I perfected the fitting of rear lamp protector 9 years 2 months ago #55325

Yes indeed Alan, fussy bu**er that I am, and it closes the gap at the top so no wasted light escapes nor small spanners fall in,
I did consider glue-ing kitchen foil to the insides [or painting silver] as the MGF rear lights are not glorious in the sun, but for now?Ken
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Re: How I perfected the fitting of rear lamp protector 9 years 2 months ago #55342

Just had a look at my unmodified covers. There is no gap at the top, They seem a snug fit even though only held in place by the top 2 fixings.

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Re: How I perfected the fitting of rear lamp protector 9 years 2 months ago #55344

Just had a look at my unmodified covers. There is no gap at the top, They seem a snug fit even though only held in place by the top 2 fixings.

Alan - I did exactly as you did about 6 months ago and can confirm they are still tight and good. :beer:


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