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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:06 pm 
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This is the earlier photo and the most recent ones with panels in place


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 4:09 pm 
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Apologies for the large photos. That was my first attempt at uploading photos.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 5:08 pm 
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I've resized them for you. Good to see it looking like a car again. I wish my Sprint alloys were as nice as your's. I bet they hold pressure better too!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:09 pm 
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Looking good Davy, I will need to pop down for a nosy one day!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 09, 2015 7:47 pm 
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Thanks Toledo man. As I said way back in the beginning I'm not any good with computers. And I spent hours on just those two alloys,but unfortunately not all the alloys are holding air.

Craig I didn't know you lived so close by. You are certainly more than welcome to come by anytime. It would be great to meet another member and car. PM me your number/email and I'll get in touch.
As I said iv been stressing myself over the figment of these panels for ages but its really beginning to look like a car, for the first time in years!!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:39 am 
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This is looking really great, enjoying reading your thread and wish you well with the rest of the resto, ill be watching with interest and enthusiasm :-)

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:15 pm 
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Thanks Russell. I have fond memories of driving over to St.Andrews in the sprint years ago with an old girlfriend of mine. Hopefully next year I will do again next year. Not with the same girlfriend,obviously!!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 9:35 pm 
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Progress has slowed recently but aim to get it on the road this year.

On this forum we always say there is no such thing as a daft question but I think this might qualify;
When fitting the headlamps, am I correct in saying its only the two outer lamps that should have a bowl fitted? Its been so long since I took these apart that I cant remember!
If that is indeed the case then does the inner headlamp have a mounting ring? I have an old but complete headlight support panel with one bowl, rubber gaskets and adjusters on the outside and a ring with gasket and adjusters on the inside light. I cant remember where I got this from ( it didn't come off my car) so I'm not certain I trust it to be true.

I cant find a part number for this mounting ring and wondered if I would need to buy an extra bowl and trim off the 'bowl' thus leaving just the ring.

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Just had a quick look in my parts list and the inner lamp "bowl" is shown as "not sold separately" - but it is, effectively a stock outer bowl with the bowl bit cut off so that's what i'd do, in fact what I will have to do, since one of my inner bowls is also irretrievable!

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2016 11:26 pm 
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Thanks carledo!
This weekend I will have a rummage through one of my lockups to see if I still have the remains of the original support panels with the inner mounting ring, failing that I was going to cut a bowl down to fit.
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Just had a quick look in my parts list and the inner lamp "bowl" is shown as "not sold separately" - but it is, effectively a stock outer bowl with the bowl bit cut off so that's what i'd do, in fact what I will have to do, since one of my inner bowls is also irretrievable!

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I bought a new part from Geoff @ wins, they had metal aim adjuster screw not the plastic ones.

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Mine only has bowls for the outer headlights.

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Meetings take place on the 1st Wednesday of every month at The Hollies Sports & Social Club, 12 Hough Lane, Bramley, Leeds, LS13 3NE
1972 Dolomite 1850 auto (NYE 751L - The rolling restoration)
2008 Citroën C4 Grand Picasso 2.0 HDi Exclusive (MA08 WCL - the modern)
Former stable of SAY 414M (1974 Toledo), GRH 244D (1966 1300fwd), CDB 324L (1973 1500fwd), GGN 573J (1971 1500fwd), DCP 625S (1977 Dolomite 1300) & LCG 367N (1975 Dolomite Sprint) plus 5 Acclaims and that's just the Triumphs!

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Something I need to have a look at.
My bowls are crunchy nut rusty brown
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:18 pm 
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Mine only has bowls for the outer headlights.

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As per mine and probably every other twin headlight Dolomite - there is no room for a full bowl in the inner position, all down to the inner front valance. If you through the inner bowl in my picture you will see the reason why + outer headlight electrical connection require protection for the outside elements (under the front wing) where the inner headlight is in the engine bay little protection required.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2016 12:38 pm 
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Thanks guys, and Paul I see what you mean about the rear inner headlamp clearance. I tried to fit a bowl and it obviously was not going to clear the inner panel.
I had a good rummage through a lock up where I keep a lot of spares and found a bag of headlamps, though I don't know if they all work ( but I'm refitting with halogen conversion anyway ) and 9 egg box grills, a couple of rusting bowls, gaskets, rusty inner mounting brackets and several chrome outer rings.
Also have plastic bowls and rings from the old 1850 I found last year in the breakers yard.
In the garage I also found my original front wing mounted ariel but I'm not sure if I want to drill a hole in my replacement steel wing?

David


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