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Olympic Pase2 Headlight to body gasket

 
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Gary Tipping
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 7:04 pm    Post subject: Olympic Pase2 Headlight to body gasket Reply with quote

Hi,

Are Olympic owners using the VW rubber gasket between the headlamp rim and bodywork?

My headlamp rims aren't a great fit to the wings, looks like a gasket would help.

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Gary
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Dave-M
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 10:29 am    Post subject: headlamp Reply with quote

Gary,
Do you have the original VW headlamps or Replica?
On my car I never felt the need for rubber seals, Perhaps you could post a picture of the areas you are not happy about and I will take the same pictures of my car and you can compare.
Does your car use the upturned fibreglass lip to hook the top af the lamp onto and a screw at the bottom to secure?

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Gary Tipping
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Dave,

the headlights are new Cibie units, that came with the car.

One headlamp bowel has been cut out, but I do have it. The other one has been partially cut away, but I do have the bits to piece it back together.

The 'hooks' to locate the top of the rims, have been replaced with aluminium brackets bonded to the inside of the wing. with a bit of fettling I think I can make them work. Here's a couple of photos of the gaps.







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Gary
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:48 pm    Post subject: Headlamp fit Reply with quote

Gary,
It's a bit of a commando course in my workshop and these pictures are all I can get at the moment. It's all a bit dusty at present.
The headlamps are just resting in place without the lower bolt fixings.














Hope it may help you decide between gaskets or more filler / sanding.

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Gary Tipping
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 13, 2021 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They fit a lot better than mine! More filler and sanding I think.

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Gary
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