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Headlights and Glue
pewd88tc Offline
Junior Member
#1
well my Headlight Lens came off the other night i was wondering if there was any glue i could use to secure it till i can get a new headlight ass.. any help is appriciated the cops around here like to target the pedidles... lol

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Owner 88' White Tbird TC
CEO/President Phoenix Edge Nework
Founder Phoenix Edge Web Development
Founder Confused Development
1967 Chevy Stepside C-10
366 Smallblock Twin Turbocharged
T5 or T56 Trans (trying to get one)
3.73:1 Rear Gear
822HP @ Crank Dyno 03/01/2006
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Dan E Offline
Posting Freak
#2
A two-part epoxy should work OK.


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88TC 5spd, Crower 5.5" Sportsman Rods, Short Wiseco Pistons bored .030" Over, Ported Head with Polished Combustion Chambers, Gutted & Polished Upper, Ported & Polished Lower, Polished T/B, Ported E6, SVO T3 .63AR Turbo, Bosch Bypass Valve, 3" DP w/No Cat, 2 1/2" DynoMax single cat back w/DynoMax Super Turbo Muffler, RR Cam, K&N in Fenderwell, Gillis Boost Valve, Centerforce I Clutch, Removed A/C, Polished Wheels, Polished Valve Cover, Polished Crank and W/P Pulleys, Walbro 255LPH HP Pump, Kirban Adj FPR, and the DAMN Heater Core is new too !

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88TC 5spd Vermillion Red, Polished...everything...
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pewd88tc Offline
Junior Member
#3
Any Idea for Lens cleaner or...

and

What new Headlight bulbs should i use
CEO/President Phoenix Edge Nework
Founder Phoenix Edge Web Development
Founder Confused Development
1967 Chevy Stepside C-10
366 Smallblock Twin Turbocharged
T5 or T56 Trans (trying to get one)
3.73:1 Rear Gear
822HP @ Crank Dyno 03/01/2006
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#4
Megulairs step 2 and a buffing wheel work great. Just don't burn the plastic - keep the wheel moving. It will work by hand but takes longer.

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kibstone Offline
Member
#5
Been there, done that. I used a two-part epoxy on my inner marker lights, and it worked great. Make sure you do not fill in the little "weep" holes near the bottom or you could have a condensation problem inside the lens.

I have used a plastic polish and scratch remover with my dremel and a small buffing wheel and it worked great.

My $0.02.
Keith
88 TC, mostly stock. Future plans include: Eibach Front Lowering Kit; Gillis Valve; 2.5" Stainless Cat-Back Exhaust (done); T3 turbo; Ported/Polished head work; port-matching on all pieces; and the list could go on and on and on...
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#6
I always use silicone RTV to glue stuff like that together.

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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
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88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
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Turbojet Offline
Senior Member
#7
My son used JB Weld on his 86' SVO headlight lens.
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ashleyroachclip Offline
Member
#8
I second the RTV solution , be sure to use clear or translucent tho as you will see any other color once assembled. Ashley
clowns to the left of me , jokers to the right
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firsthero Offline
Junior Member
#9
hey. your best bet is to go to your local ford dealer and buy new headlights. as a matter of fact all the front lights are still available from ford. and at a reasonable price.
i understand about the svo lights and its too bad.
bob tweedy
northwest region director
svo owners assoc

86 straight run svo
86 comp prep svo
88 turbo coupe
78 king cobra
69 mercury cyclone 428
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segfaultxr7 Offline
Posting Freak
#10
I used a clear silicone adhesive for mine, it holds up great plus it can be cut to get the lens back off if necessary, unlike epoxy.
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