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Old 02-22-2010, 03:52 AM   #76
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Hey Ray, You can buy headlight stickers. From 10' away you would swear they're the real thing
Nah no stickers here (I hope )I think I have located some headlight lenses only which should do the trick
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:38 AM   #77
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:57 PM   #78
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I spent around an hour yesterday arvo Googling headlight stickers, headlight decals etc without finding round ones. Lots of options for car bodies with shaped headlights though. Thanks for the suggestion, Clancy. When Leigh & I have been discussing it, I thought you'd have to have them painted.

Anyway, plenty of time to sort that out. Finishing detail only, so it may not be done for 10 or more years.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:58 PM   #79
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keep up the good work

i am following this
But, but....

aren't you dead?


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Old 02-22-2010, 06:12 PM   #80
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I spent around an hour yesterday arvo Googling headlight stickers, headlight decals etc without finding round ones. Lots of options for car bodies with shaped headlights though. Thanks for the suggestion, Clancy. When Leigh & I have been discussing it, I thought you'd have to have them painted.

Anyway, plenty of time to sort that out. Finishing detail only, so it may not be done for 10 or more years.

Bugga! We used to use them on race cars. I guess with all the new shaped ones, there wouldn't be many cars left with round headlights
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Old 02-26-2010, 09:15 AM   #81
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Would think a place that makes bumper stickers could easily make you upsome fake headlight stickers.

but you might consider LED lights. Take a headlight and remove the "headlight" bulbs and replace with lower candlepower LED's. Hence.... they now are "marker lights" that are "look-a-like" novelty headlights in the day time.

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Old 03-01-2010, 10:16 PM   #82
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Cheers coach.

We've got some interesting laws over here about lights and stuff. I recall having additional lights on an old Ford that didn't work. They were wired up but didn't work. When I had the car inspected for rego, it was knocked back because of the lights.

I love attention to detail but hate petty crap. But some people, with little bits of authority, live on it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 10:34 PM   #83
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For your viewing pleasure.

Leigh has had some help, when he's needed it.



The plugs are in the final stages. Painting for the finish surface. The moulds are next. Then, all the work that Leigh has done will be destroyed. Smashed up and tossed to the tip.

I reckon, no more photos until it's completed. Especially no photos of the completed nose cone etc.



I'll just throw this one in to so you don't have to go back to page 1 to see where it started.



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Old 03-22-2010, 03:53 AM   #84
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The plugs are in the final stages. Painting for the finish surface. The moulds are next. Then, all the work that Leigh has done will be destroyed. Smashed up and tossed to the tip.

Why is everything being destroyed? Doesn't make sense to me.
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Why is everything being destroyed? Doesn't make sense to me.
The "plug" is an exact part that you make the mould off so you can then make as many bits as you need out of the mould. The process is "plug" (make the part in the shape you need) then make a "mould" around the plug, then remove the mould from the plug, then prepare the mould (release agent etc..) then lay up the fiberglass "part" inside the mould, wait a while then remove the "part" from the mould. Once you have the mould, the plug (the original shape) is really useless!! Hope this explains it. So how is your Suzuki DL 1000 outfit progressing?
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The "plug" is an exact part that you make the mould off so you can then make as many bits as you need out of the mould. The process is "plug" (make the part in the shape you need) then make a "mould" around the plug, then remove the mould from the plug, then prepare the mould (release agent etc..) then lay up the fiberglass "part" inside the mould, wait a while then remove the "part" from the mould. Once you have the mould, the plug (the original shape) is really useless!! Hope this explains it. So how is your Suzuki DL 1000 outfit progressing?
So when ray gets too excited riding and destroys all your effort you can rebuild from the "mould" with relative ease, right?
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The "plug" is an exact part that you make the mould off so you can then make as many bits as you need out of the mould. The process is "plug" (make the part in the shape you need) then make a "mould" around the plug, then remove the mould from the plug, then prepare the mould (release agent etc..) then lay up the fiberglass "part" inside the mould, wait a while then remove the "part" from the mould. Once you have the mould, the plug (the original shape) is really useless!! Hope this explains it. So how is your Suzuki DL 1000 outfit progressing?

Ahhh right, thanks Leigh.

The Strom? well, it's progressing very slowly. Just have to wait and be patient, the guy doing it for me has a lot of other projects on the go including a house reno.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:28 PM   #88
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Ahhh right, thanks Leigh.

The Strom? well, it's progressing very slowly. Just have to wait and be patient, the guy doing it for me has a lot of other projects on the go including a house reno.
sounds familiar.
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:31 PM   #89
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So when ray gets too excited riding and destroys all your effort you can rebuild from the "mould" with relative ease, right?
Hey Chocco,

I was going to offer something in reply, but that may just jinx me.


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Old 03-23-2010, 05:42 AM   #90
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Hey Chocco,

I was going to offer something in reply, but that may just jinx me.


Don't worry Ray, it's only tongue in cheek, using you as part of the analogy to clear up the description used for the "mould".

I've never ridden a sidecar before, so you'll have all the pointing to do when I eventually get mine.
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