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Thread: Rear spoiler, scoop’s, 1/4 windows,head light covers

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    Rear spoiler, scoop’s, 1/4 windows,head light covers

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    Did a bit of work on the car
    Added the 1/4 windows, headlight covers and rear spoiler. All installed with 6-32 Allen button head screws and washers. I had used rivets for the quarter windows at first, but both of them cracked. Fortunately I was able to get another set locally (thanks Don). Spray painted a 3/4” black border on the back of the scoop first.
    Also made a small cover on the rear of the trans tunnel. The carpet had a few seams that came together in that area, and I didn’t like the look of it. Although it is hidden pretty well when both of the seats are in, it will look more finished.
    Also riveted the scoops in place with 3/16 black rivets that have 3/8 heads.
    If you look closely you can spot the rear view camera between the stripes in the spoiler.
    Starting to look like a car now!

    John
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    Don’t ask why some of the pics are bigger, no idea why that happened.

    I will say that this flat black is a dust collector, will definitely need to get a car cover.

    John
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    Coupe #386,17" Team III 245 FR 315 RR, 3-link, T5, 4 wheel disk, power brakes/steering. Fast EZ EFI
    First start Sept. 18 2013 First go kart Sept 19 2013

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    The quarter windows do have a tendency to crack, I made a trim piece out of aluminum and painted same color as the car. Worked well

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    What color is the car painted? I did mine in Tungston gray with silver strips, looks good

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    The car is black with a mat clear. It's almost a satin black. The black for the stripes is the same but with a gloss clear.

    John
    Making progress on the "My Coupe, my way" project.

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    Coupe #386,17" Team III 245 FR 315 RR, 3-link, T5, 4 wheel disk, power brakes/steering. Fast EZ EFI
    First start Sept. 18 2013 First go kart Sept 19 2013

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    Nice details John.
    The last part FFR still has to send me are the light covers. they seem like something we will need to remove pretty often to clean.

    good tip on the Button head screws to keep from cracking. I shattered one of mine just trying to get them into shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forcefed1 View Post
    Nice details John.
    The last part FFR still has to send me are the light covers. they seem like something we will need to remove pretty often to clean.

    good tip on the Button head screws to keep from cracking. I shattered one of mine just trying to get them into shape.

    Don't install your lights yet when you make the headlight covers. It's much easier to be able to reach in from behind.
    There's a thread on FFcars from me when I did them.
    Biggest trick was laying the lens on the car where it fit best. Having blue tape around the perimeter edge, then putting a shop light through the headlight bucket from behind so you can see the outline. Mark it with a sharpie and then grind it down to the desired size.
    After that having the opening is easy to set up the l brackets. Tape to the bucket, remove lens, install to the bucket, reinstall lens, drill for lens bolts.

    HTH

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    Coupe #386,17" Team III 245 FR 315 RR, 3-link, T5, 4 wheel disk, power brakes/steering. Fast EZ EFI
    First start Sept. 18 2013 First go kart Sept 19 2013

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    How did you menage to drill the holes in the headlight covers? Without making little cracks which grow to hugh cracks within weeks ? I tried different kind of drills. My best one is using the smallest speed or spade drill.

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    Gewoon met een Dewalt drill bitje met een ingebouwde pilot.https://www.bing.com/images/search?v...x=1&ajaxhist=0

    Zoals deze.

    Or just used a Dewalt drill bit with built in pilot like this one.

    John
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    Coupe #386,17" Team III 245 FR 315 RR, 3-link, T5, 4 wheel disk, power brakes/steering. Fast EZ EFI
    First start Sept. 18 2013 First go kart Sept 19 2013

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    These worked well for me: https://www.amazon.com/Drill-Plastic...ll+for+plastic or a good quality forstner bit.

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    That color combo looks bad ***!!!! I am putting it in the top three best color combos I've seen on here. Do you have any full car shots you can share with us?

    JC
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    Making progress on the "My Coupe, my way" project.

    http://s956.photobucket.com/albums/ae46/jdcoupe1969/
    Coupe #386,17" Team III 245 FR 315 RR, 3-link, T5, 4 wheel disk, power brakes/steering. Fast EZ EFI
    First start Sept. 18 2013 First go kart Sept 19 2013

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    That is just spectacular looking!!! Thanks for sharing.

    JC
    Factory Five Type-65 Coupe:"Race Spec" coupe, Ordered 1/12, picked-up 5/12, roller 5/12, first start 10/12, finished 4/13
    Factory Five Roadster: Sold 12/2011.
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