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#1 OnePaintedMan

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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:14 PM

Well folks this is the first time I've done something like this so I thought I'd share the benefits of a few hours labour in the garage this afternoon (my wife took the kids out so I had some uninterrupted time which is a rarity)!

Decided a while ago to try and emulate the TSI's that Revlimiter created on his car using his walkthrough, so Props to him - his site is an inspiration to me! (Check out Revlimiter.net)

Bought myself the same indicators he purchased (4 for £7.99 delivered from China) and then fr3n2y kindly sold me a spare set of scuzzle motorsport intakes's that he had started to mod (but abandoned and bought some others) for a very cheap price (Cheers fella - hope you like what I've done with them . . ,)! :thumb-up:

So I started my afternoon with this little pile of components

2 x Scuzzle Intake's (One with a hole in)
2 x scooter indicators (only one shown)
2 x push fit plastic pipe reducers (£1.29 each in B&Q - got the last two that weren't ridged inside)
Isopon Plastic bumber filler

and my new favourite plaything. . . my dremel

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The beauty of the push fit pipe reducers I discovered are that they are an exact fit and contain and internal rubber ring washer that makes a perfect watertight seal around the indicator once inserted . . .

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First I trimmed down a pipe reducer using the dremmel to match the contour of the intake

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The amber indicator cover sat inside looks like this. . .

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Then I enlarged the hole previously cut in the intake to accomodate the pipe (Testing and fitting was a repetitive process until I was happy with how it sat

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Then I attacked it with plenty of filler!

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While the filler was drying I turned my attention to the indicator body. I wanted to fit a smaller bulb with a twist fitting rather than risk the fire hazard that would result from the wiring and bulb it came with :trigger:

So I started by cutting the bolt off the indictor body (easy as its mounted into a rubber grommet). I then drilled a hole in the back of the indicator body

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There was a third plastic post inside it (for mounting the bulb holder) which I also removed to give more room inside

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Then I cut a slot either side of the hole for the push/twist fit bulb holder

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The filer was dry bu now so I gave it a good sand down

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A couple of test fits and adjustments followed (this photo is of the first fit)

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Followed by a good clean and a couple of coats of grey plastic primer. Resulting in this!

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Plan to get it sanded down again and then 3 or four layers of topcoat tomorrow (it was too dark to finish up today) Then I can start work on the next one and get them both fitted!

NB: I plan to bond the indicator covers in place and then I will be able to release the rear part (the silver bit) using the two screws that hold the parts together when required to change the bulbs) :thumb-up:

Feeling very pleased with myself - never attempted anything like this before :dance: Never even used filler before! Hope you like my attempt and guide. I promise to get them finished quickly and photo's of the end result up shortly
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:18 PM

That looks pretty good chap, well done! :goodjob:
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:21 PM

Nice - what are you doing for sidelights?
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:22 PM

looks like you have made a great job of that one hope the other one looks as good well done mate
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:22 PM

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Thats a fantastic job you've done :thumb-up:

Would love to be able to do something like that :drool:
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:24 PM

excellent work, and a great write up to, I really like the result :)
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:26 PM

Nice - what are you doing for sidelights?


Thats just what I was sitting here pondering :doh:

Might have to use Leds sat in the intake. . . or maybe get the dremel out again :lol:



Thanks for all the positive comments everyone!
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:31 PM

Can't decide if I'm going to paint them to match the car or use Satin black. I've got a can of paint in each colour sitting here staring at me
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:41 PM

OMFG I'll have them back bud Ive changed my mind ;)

They look fooking awesome!!!
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:46 PM

OMFG I'll have them back bud Ive changed my mind ;)

They look fooking awesome!!!


:thumb-up: Cheers! I just finished what you started. It was a good hole! :lol:
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 08:50 PM

I like the look, very well executed !:thumb-up:
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:01 PM

Needs more angle towards the middle of the car but the idea is sound! looks like they are pointing a bit spread eagle.
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 09:35 PM

Needs more angle towards the middle of the car but the idea is sound! looks like they are pointing a bit spread eagle.



It is very slightly out to be fair :yes: :doh: - its pretty difficult to get the angle. It looks exaggerated in the photos because the lenses were just pushed in to the rubber seals and haven't been straightened and fixed in place which will help correct the alignment slightly (and the screw holes will be level!)
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Posted 12 February 2011 - 11:26 PM

They look good although I think I would prefer a clear lens with an orange bulb
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:14 AM

That is a fantastic job there fella :goodjob: , you must be very pleased with the finished result.

For the side lights on my TSI's I just used a small amount of mesh and x6 white LED's.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 12:41 AM

Best DIY set of TSI's I've ever seen. In fact, they look better made and more OEM than the MX5Parts ones!
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:01 AM

These look outstanding, Drew! And I think your reducer pipe is an upgrade from my pill bottle. :) I thought I'd post the link and some of my photos here. Don't mean to take away your spotlight though.

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 01:42 AM

[quote name='revlimiter' date='13 February 2011 - 01:01 AM' timestamp='1297558906' post='852118']
These look outstanding, Drew! And I think your reducer pipe is an upgrade from my pill bottle. :) I thought I'd post the link and some of my photos here. Don't mean to take away your spotlight though.

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Not at all! I'm honoured to have both the pill bottle and Sharka in my thread ^_^ :worship:

Thanks again for showing me the way!

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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:01 AM

For sidelights I've used the headlamp with the sidelight in it.

These..

Just had an MOT and as my pop ups dont come up when the sidelights are on all I did was leave the lights up, and pull the fuse to the motors... :whistle:

Passed fine.
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Posted 13 February 2011 - 09:52 AM

Why did only one of those covers have a indicator in it to start with ?
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