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> 914 Rubber Headlight Restoration Kit Group Buy, Working on the final parts now.
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post Jan 14 2019, 09:41 AM
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I’ll need an early (white) kit.
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post Jan 14 2019, 10:20 AM
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Put me down for a set. 72 black
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post Jan 14 2019, 12:43 PM
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The GB will have several "options" the main selling point is of course the surrounds, but the brushes that have been NLA for forever and the rubber flap with the metal holder and even the screw are available in the GB.

Many of you have know we have made the adjuster stops for years, we finally made an improved version of the adjuster screw also. So while it is a "kit" and you will be able to buy the parts individually, we have set up the greatest discount for the entire package.

Matt is also working on instructions for this also. The flap is not as intuitive as you would think. So you will be able to follow along (at least for the early as it's the most complicated).

There are some variation on the "early" vs "late" in the arms and bushings. and will have the "late" (black) surrounds.

We saw the need for the white version as these were being sold used in the $100+ range.

An interesting note - when we went to match the color we had 3 sets and they varied in shades, even had a nice set that was smooth. So we sanded the inside of the housing and determined they were actually all the same color. The smooth one worried us as it would have meant another set of dies. On a hunch (as it was more of an antique white color) I sanded the outside. I found that someone had done a very nice job of restoring a set using a lot of paint and sanding a few times. SO the mystery was solved.

We will have more information on how we will package the GB later in the week. I can tell you this will make a nice Saturday afternoon project (maybe weekend if you repaint the housing - with paint we can include).

Thanks to all for your support while I've been away at the day job, I'm just about done and ready to come back with many more parts!
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post Jan 14 2019, 01:00 PM
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post Jan 14 2019, 01:32 PM
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I would buy a quantity of the surrounds, are they textured Mark and Matt?
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post Jan 14 2019, 01:54 PM
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I’m interested also.
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post Jan 14 2019, 02:11 PM
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post Jan 14 2019, 03:43 PM
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QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jan 14 2019, 11:32 AM) *

I would buy a quantity of the surrounds, are they textured Mark and Matt?

Yes, the texture came out great


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post Jan 14 2019, 03:47 PM
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I'll be in for a few of the individual parts.
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post Jan 17 2019, 07:51 PM
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post Jan 17 2019, 08:33 PM
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post Jan 18 2019, 07:30 AM
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Im in for an early set
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post Jan 18 2019, 09:01 AM
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post Jan 18 2019, 10:59 AM
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I wonder how many of us with Early Cars have surrounds
that look something like this ??
I can't even blame the DAPO.... I painted them in 1973.
These repro's would make life a lot easier....

I even cut my rear valance down to look like a later one...

DOH...


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post Jan 18 2019, 11:46 AM
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QUOTE(gandalf_025 @ Jan 18 2019, 11:59 AM) *

I wonder how many of us with Early Cars have surrounds
that look something like this ??
I can't even blame the DAPO.... I painted them in 1973.
These repro's would make life a lot easier....

I even cut my rear valance down to look like a later one...

DOH...


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Most of the white headlight surrounds I pick up have been painted black. I'm all for the new ones that 914 rubber are making but the old ones can be brought back. I remove the paint by soaking in mineral spirits and then a long soak in bleach. This usually gets them back to a light cream, not bright white. After this process, if I'm not satisfied, I just paint them white with white plastic paint. If I know I am going to paint them, I skip the soaks and just bead blast them and paint. I'm not saying you shouldn't buy repos, I just don't want people to throw away the originals thinking they are ruined.
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post Jan 18 2019, 12:25 PM
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I agree, I wouldn't throw away anything I still have that was original to my car, but these repro surrounds will save a bunch of time and aggravation trying to make the
originals look good..
The originals will go into a box with a bunch of other stuff I have taken off over the past 45 years... They will be there if and when the next owner takes possession of the car when I'm dead and buried....
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post Jan 18 2019, 02:36 PM
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OK, It runs now, and pretty good too!
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Interested in 1970 white
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