Not all that much progress to report on really, been out in the car several times over the past couple weeks ensuring everything is spot on and I’m keeping on top of its maintenance, and its driving all good at the moment!
The small update I do have is that I’ve finally forked out for a pair of clear headlight lens’s. A mate of mine found a place on Facebook adverting them for a lot less than what I’ve previously found (http://www.facebook.com/FitmentGarage) After chatting to the owner of the company for a bit, he managed to sort me a small discount and got them shipped from Australia to me.
They arrived, and I immediately got the Tiger Seal out to seal them up to my spare pair of headlight units. Once lined up, I cable tied them on for about 24 hours to ensure they were rock solid.
I then proceeded to test fit one, but quickly found that the lens’s are so clear that you can see the bumper supports/wires if you are looking at the car head on. All that was needed was to paint or wrap the edges of the clear lens. I decided to grab some black vinyl sticker and wrap the edges of the headlight lens’s. This made them slightly darker too which looks even better, good comparison pic here.
Wrapped on left, non-wrapped right.
I run blue-tint H4 and H3 bulbs (always have) as I like the reflection they give when the lights are off
I proceeded to fit them up to the car and took a couple photos
I then went out that following night to test the lights in the dark. I was half assuming that the beam pattern would now be all over the place due to the lens cover just being completely clear, but I was gladly surprised to find the opposite. Infact a better, crisper beam pattern than factory! I got a couple more night photos.
Pretty happy with the way the car is looking overall, apart from needing to go lower a touch on the front. I’m also going to reduce the spacing on the front wheels a bit too, so I can tuck the tops of the tyres under the fenders a bit easier. I also don’t think the car is actually sitting 100% level either, so that’ll need to be sorted, haha. The major part on the car which upsets me now is the rear fitment & rusty rear arches.
Which is why next week the car is going to my buddies garage to get the arches all sorted out. I’ll be putting the R33 GTR wheels back on for this, so he can roll it around his workshop easily. Hoping for around Xmas/New Year time the car will all be done rust-wise, so I can finally run the MB Battles all round, then hit up some tracks again!