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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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Norm Thomas
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1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
2015 Alfa Romeo Mito
2011 Peugeot 207 (in Spain)
2017 Ford Kuga
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
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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
Ormskirk, Lancashire

Own:
1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
2015 Alfa Romeo Mito
2011 Peugeot 207 (in Spain)
2017 Ford Kuga
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
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« Reply #154 on: Yesterday at 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
Ormskirk, Lancashire

Own:
1973 Fulvia S2 Coupe
2015 Alfa Romeo Mito
2011 Peugeot 207 (in Spain)
2017 Ford Kuga
Previous Lancias: S2 Coupe and S3 Coupe in late 1970s
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