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« Reply #150 on: 29 October, 2018, 06:23:32 PM »

To be honest I would seek out a better pair of the beige base units. There must be ones about that aren't bust up. Failing that I would go for chemical metal because you can drill and tap it to take the machine screws.
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« Reply #151 on: 29 October, 2018, 09:06:37 PM »

To be honest I would seek out a better pair of the beige base units. There must be ones about that aren't bust up. Failing that I would go for chemical metal because you can drill and tap it to take the machine screws.

I know what you mean Frank but I've been looking for alternatives for a while.  Really good condition ones are around £300 per pair, which I'm reluctant to shell out as my lenses are so good.  I've seen cheaper ones but the beige base units have been really no better than mine!   People often sell the lenses alone, but I've not seen the beige units for sale on their own.  I suspect that's because they tend to be damaged much like my own. I'll keep looking but in the meantime I think I'll repair mine using the metal epoxy putty. 
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« Reply #152 on: 29 October, 2018, 10:40:51 PM »

I can think of three possible solutions:
    A - Find a source of the bosses and glue/Araldite them in position.  I suspect they are not available!
    B - Pass the existing machine screw through the hole and fasten with a nut
    C - Fill the hole with a hard setting putty (see third picture) and drill to receive a regular screw rather than a machine screw

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I've no idea what the "boss" looks like...but could you use a nut glued in instead of a boss?  Could you cut the correct thread into a short length of tube and set that? 
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« Reply #153 on: 08 November, 2018, 07:05:27 PM »


Well, a big milestone reached today as the body shell was painted in original Bianco Saratoga. The doors, boot lid, bonnet, fuel flap and door jamb shut plates will be painted tomorrow.  Here's a few pictures, plus a couple of montages as a reminder of some of the earlier work to get this far!


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Norm Thomas
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« Reply #154 on: 14 November, 2018, 05:10:52 PM »


"I've no idea what the "boss" looks like...but could you use a nut glued in instead of a boss?  Could you cut the correct thread into a short length of tube and set that?"

Thanks David, boss was my term for a threaded metal collar.   Yes. I plan to do something along the lines you describe. I'll post the outcome.   
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Norm Thomas
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« Reply #155 on: 19 November, 2018, 08:50:59 PM »

Hi Norm, I would use Riv Nuts of the correct thread size ( M4 or M5 maybe?) and glue those in place. They are available on Amazon for example. You might need to modify the backing plate but I think that would work.

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« Reply #156 on: 20 November, 2018, 12:46:32 PM »

Rivnuts - excellent idea! If you're not sure Norm just drop round to my place in Bootle, I've got a large variety of these and the setting tool although I'd recommend gluing them in the plastic bodies rather than crushing them as that's damage the plastic more!
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« Reply #157 on: 20 November, 2018, 03:39:57 PM »

Brilliant. Thanks for the suggestion John. Iíd never heard of rivnuts so just looked them up on Google. The cylindrical steel ones look just like what is set into the backing plates.

Guy, thanks for the offer. Iíll call you when back in UK early December to see when would be a good time to pop round.
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Norm Thomas
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« Reply #158 on: 06 December, 2018, 04:50:29 PM »

I've just arrived back in the UK and saw my freshly painted Fulvia for the first time today (in the metal, as opposed to in the photographs sent by the paint shop).  I'm absolutely delighted with the quality of the finish. Next step will be to get the car transported home, so hoping for a few days without rain! 


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Norm Thomas
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« Reply #159 on: 06 December, 2018, 04:58:34 PM »

Thatís lovely!
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« Reply #160 on: 06 December, 2018, 05:48:47 PM »

Looks great. That's a very nice shade of white, like Tim Heath's. Not a fridge white.
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« Reply #161 on: 06 December, 2018, 06:11:38 PM »

Looks great. That's a very nice shade of white, like Tim Heath's. Not a fridge white.

It's Bianco Saratoga Stanley, same colour as Tim's, and was the original factory colour for my car. Much nicer than some of the washing machine whites you see.... or fridge white as you call it!
 
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« Reply #162 on: 06 December, 2018, 06:59:26 PM »

Probably my favourite Fulvia colour
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