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> 914 Rubber Headlight Restoration Kit Group Buy, Working on the final parts now.
Mikey914
post Jan 19 2019, 05:53 PM
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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...





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.

The problem is you loose the texture. So yes, you can even paint black ones white, but again the paint does fill some of the texture.

These are coming online this next week and will be shipping by Friday.
PMs will go out mid week so sign up now if you want the deal.
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post Jan 19 2019, 06:11 PM
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Jan 19 2019, 06:53 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jan 18 2019, 09:46 AM) *

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...





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.

The problem is you loose the texture. So yes, you can even paint black ones white, but again the paint does fill some of the texture.

These are coming online this next week and will be shipping by Friday.
PMs will go out mid week so sign up now if you want the deal.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) another needed piece for our cars. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Jan 19 2019, 06:35 PM
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QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Jan 19 2019, 06:53 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jan 18 2019, 09:46 AM) *

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...





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.

The problem is you loose the texture. So yes, you can even paint black ones white, but again the paint does fill some of the texture.

These are coming online this next week and will be shipping by Friday.
PMs will go out mid week so sign up now if you want the deal.


@Mikey914 Do you have a price yet?
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post Jan 19 2019, 07:10 PM
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Interested in an early kit with white surrounds.
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post Jan 20 2019, 11:36 AM
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QUOTE(BPic @ Jan 19 2019, 04:35 PM) *

QUOTE(Mikey914 @ Jan 19 2019, 06:53 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jan 18 2019, 09:46 AM) *

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...





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.

The problem is you loose the texture. So yes, you can even paint black ones white, but again the paint does fill some of the texture.

These are coming online this next week and will be shipping by Friday.
PMs will go out mid week so sign up now if you want the deal.


@Mikey914 Do you have a price yet?

Yes will be posting up Monday. We are compiling a complete kit that will have the surrounds, screws and clip nuts , as well as the pivot bushings , arms (for the late (bushings for the early metal arm, to the headlight adjuster backs and even the new screws we just made for this "kit" will run a separate GB for just the screws as we made them with an improvement over factory. The full kit will even include the paint and zip ties to hold the wiring. Also working on the install instructions to help out. Both early and late versions.
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post Jan 20 2019, 12:13 PM
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QUOTE(Matty900 @ Jan 11 2019, 09:22 PM) *

We have made all of the parts needed to restore your pop up headlights. We are just finalizing the headlight adjuster screws (that are always stripped out.)
We have made:
-New white and black headlight surrounds
-New Pivot Shaft bushings
-New Push Rods (for the Late Cars)
-New Splash Guards (for the Early Cars)
-New Brush's
-New Adjuster Screws
-New Adjuster Blocks
-Color matched paint for restoring the housing
-Option for new LED Headlights
-Option for New Headlight Globes
-New "Eyebrow" Grommets
-New Cad Plated 2 hole and 3 hole backing plates.
-New improved Headlight Wiring Harness grommets
-New Wiring Harness Anti Chafing edge protectors (for Late cars)

This should be a great project and satisfying to complete.

You can buy most of these parts now on the new website but we will have a group buy for the Restoration Kit for 914 World Members first.

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I am interested
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post Jan 25 2019, 05:42 PM
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ME,me,me. Pretty please. I'm in for the early whites.


Hey, I was wondering what happened to this GB. When it first appeared I went to the 914rubber website, was redirected to the new website where I looked at the white headlight surrounds and was very interested but thought I'd wait for the group buy to see if I might go that route instead.

There's been nothing on the GB and now I can't find the white surrounds on the new site, nor the old.

Did I miss something?
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post Jan 25 2019, 07:29 PM
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I am interested in a LED headlight upgrade.
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post Jan 25 2019, 10:15 PM
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I am interested too!

Thank you

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Interested as well.
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post Jan 26 2019, 01:16 PM
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I am interested in two sets for early cars. Still debating color choices, but one black for certain
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post Jan 27 2019, 05:35 PM
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I tried to take a drone photo of the difference of the led lights to the stock bulbs. I then realized that I have them aimed too low. I will do this again when time and schedules permit. You get a pretty good idea even from this of how much better they are.


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post Jan 27 2019, 05:41 PM
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post Jan 29 2019, 11:56 AM
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I’m VERY interested in an early white set,
BUT I havent seen any mention of price...
Did I miss the price post..????
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post Jan 29 2019, 12:53 PM
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I know we are still working out pricing by what's in the "kit" we are trying to get the adjuster screws for the headlight complete, but having some machining issues. Yes we will offer the V2 rocket kit with as many parts as we can get as well as just the surrounds. That's why it's taking a little longer to put this together. We are also trying to do this on the new site so that there will be a "menu" that will allow for variations on the kit. So just surrounds, early / late pivit arm bushings / arms, the early brushes, with rubber flap and even holder and screw, with the H4 LEDs who what them, new plated backing plates and hardware fro the mounts, and even the paint for the substructure.

SO it's probably gonna be a few more days and the adjuster screws will be a few weeks out still, but we are also making improvements on them too!

The idea is make as complete of a kit as possible.

That and Matt is putting together some instructions that will be ready after we get the 1st step of this together.

I appreciate your patience, but I think you will find it worth the wait.

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post Jan 29 2019, 11:33 PM
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I’d like the full kit with black surrounds.

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Interested (early white surround) but just to add a variation I’m going to install GT pop up so probably don’t need the motor links. All will become clear in due course I guess
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