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Old 03-26-2015, 11:58 AM
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Exclamation Headlight Bezel Ring modification?

So, if you are a headlight bezel ring clip to retain guy....you either have had one fall off already or will have one. I am now in the first group.

I would like to do the screw to retain modification to both before repair and repaint.

Where do I get the parts and modification directions?
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Old 03-26-2015, 01:58 PM
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My car had those chrome MkII bezels. They simply drilled a small hole into the clips. The clips line up with where the factory holes were drilled in the bezel.

If there is a better solution, I am curious too.

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So, if you are a headlight bezel ring clip to retain guy....you either have had one fall off already or will have one. I am now in the first group.

I would like to do the screw to retain modification to both before repair and repaint.

Where do I get the parts and modification directions?
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Old 03-26-2015, 02:43 PM
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Guys the little clips are mentioned in a recent thread like 6 bucks will get you two. Don't wait till you are going 90 like I did and change lanes and then the vibration from the Bots dots rattle off a perfectly good but clip on ring on the freeway. What a bummer watching it smack a following car.......

Worse case the old rivets remain with a screw in the middle.
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:24 PM
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I had one pop off in the shop, so they don't give me much confidence of staying on while driving. Until I have a more elegant solution, I installed a small clear zip tie around the bottom of the bezel and attached to the headlight bucket. That keeps the bottom from popping out, and if it does pop off, at least it'll still be attached to the car. Converting to screws seems like a good idea - right before I paint the Tiger next time.
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Old 03-28-2015, 02:33 PM
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Cool Good Idea, BUT

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So, if you are a headlight bezel ring clip to retain guy....you either have had one fall off already or will have one. I am now in the first group.

I would like to do the screw to retain modification to both before repair and repaint.

Where do I get the parts and modification directions?
Point #1: SS has the screw clips, but not the chrome blade/domed screw.
Point #2: Clips allowed to flex in the bucket attachment location will continue to be a PITA no matter what fastening system you chose.
Point #3: Getting the beveled screw hole in the correct spot of the rims is another PITA.
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Point #3: Getting the beveled screw hole in the correct spot of the rims is another PITA.
Need pictures of said hole and measurements please.
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I joined the club of having my headlight bezel fall off and had the joy of running it over myself!!!

Does anyone have pictures of the retaining screw modifications? Or how to properly install the clips from Sunbeam Specialties?
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Guys the little clips are mentioned in a recent thread like 6 bucks will get you two. Don't wait till you are going 90 like I did and change lanes and then the vibration from the Bots dots rattle off a perfectly good but clip on ring on the freeway. What a bummer watching it smack a following car.......

Worse case the old rivets remain with a screw in the middle.
Did you stop to talk to the affected following car or just gas it and run? haha
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Beware of falling parts

The little Sunbeam Specialties clips just hook on the head light housing and screw on. I drilled out the old riveted clip on the head light ring used epoxy filler the skim coat Bondo. Getting the new screw in right place isn't too bad.
Please use the measure at least twice and drill once :
Sorry no pictures it's pretty straight forward, the clips from S.S. are held in place with screw. The NOS bezels I have had are slot head with oval head.

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When I bought my Tiger the headlight eyebrows were barely hanging on and they were the screw type or at least modified to be that way. I was always worried that they would fly off if I hit a bump or pothole. Fortunately, they haven't ....yet. LOL! I did purchase new clips from sunbeam Specialties and when I had my car repainted I bought an extra pair of eyebrows and had them painted too in case the worst happens. Actually, with the new clips they seem to be doing pretty good so far. I probably just jinxed myself though. LOL!
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