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Jiff Lemon
18-03-2014, 00:05
For those who don't know, there's 2 variants of Mk3. The late models gained a facelift (FL's) and the early ones are known as Pre-Facelift (PFL). One of the differences are the headlamps:

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2014/03/127.jpg (http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/jifflemon/media/Harriet/mr2-lamps_zps554f800b.jpg.html)

On the left, you've the PFL lamp with combined Dip/main beam and on the right, the FL lamp, with separate projector style headlamp.

Whilst the FL lamps appealed to me, I disliked the chrome overload they had. So, undeterred, I picked a set up and introduced them to the heatgun...

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2014/03/128.jpg (http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/jifflemon/media/Harriet/IMAG0834_zps4tjf8tic.jpg.html)

introduced the plastic chrome to some scotchpads...

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2014/03/129.jpg (http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/jifflemon/media/Harriet/IMAG0837_zpsoq23yz1x.jpg.html)

and then to some paint

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2014/03/130.jpg (http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/jifflemon/media/Harriet/IMAG0841_zps7jbrhuiq.jpg.html)

leave out the orange reflector for good measure...

http://www.twobrutal.co.uk/forum/images/recovered/2014/03/131.jpg (http://s1302.photobucket.com/user/jifflemon/media/Harriet/IMAG0843_zps1c1ece1t.jpg.html)

and that's as far as I've got so far. Lamps have to warmed back up to reactivate the unbelievably sticky mastic. I've also got to wait for the slow boat from china to deliver some new plugs for the bulb holders.

Paul Woods
18-03-2014, 07:15
I've seen this mod on FB before and it looks fantastic, never tried it myself but might give it a go, did you not fancy a bit of green action although the black looks awesome.

Jiff Lemon
18-03-2014, 07:21
nah, wasn't tempted by the colour coding. There's still some fun to come with the wiring, from what I've read, everyone struggles to get them working properly so it's a good opportunity to do a full "how to" for the community.

19-09-2015, 20:23
Actually looks cool without the lenses on the top. Nice mod

19-09-2015, 20:25
Great work Jeff, it certainly improves it.

19-09-2015, 20:40
Looks very nice, now get the mk1 finished stop faffing with the mk3 haha.