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      Park lamps 140 series rubber housing

      Having seemingly exhausted every place I'm willing to send money to I've chosen to go in a different direction with my parking lights on the grill of my 142S

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      Destroyed by UV the white latex rubber housing is hard, shrunken and disintegrating.

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      With a new lens, I trace out its shape about 3/32" larger onto 1/4" acrylic sheet, trim with the bandsaw and shape it using the Rockwell Finisher.

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      Holes come next, also a slot in the center.

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      Double stick 1/8" UV stabilized high pigment PVC sheet and drill out material for routing.

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      Quote Originally Posted by mathue View Post
      And to continue.

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      Cemented a strip on the back and clamped it to create a curve since the lens isn't flat. (Note this bend is backward, I corrected it before the cement set, but didn't photograph it.)

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      Drilled a 9/16" hole for the LED light. (The slot/inset is so the end of the LED doesn't hit the Volvo amber lens.)

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      Pressed in.

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      And lit. No more searching for parts and it's largely a permanent retrofit. -
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      The attachments come up as invalid. I have on occasion had that same problem with attachments. The fix is to edit and remove the links in the post and then reload the attachment.
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      Quote Originally Posted by 142 Guy View Post
      The attachments come up as invalid. I have on occasion had that same problem with attachments. The fix is to edit and remove the links in the post and then reload the attachment.
      Weird, is there some kind of hourly restriction on how many images one can post? After a minor edit, they finally show now.

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      That is a nice solution.

      As an alternative, there are pourable rubber compounds typically used for making casts. If you make a sand cast of your original bucket you could probably use those compounds to fabricate a reasonable reproduction of the bucket. Your solution is definitely not as messy!
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      Quote Originally Posted by mathue View Post
      Having seemingly exhausted every place I'm willing to send money to I've chosen to go in a different direction with my parking lights on the grill of my 142S

      Destroyed by UV the white latex rubber housing is hard, shrunken and disintegrating.
      Sorry, Iím late to this party. Are you looking for the rubber gasket with cup-shaped pocket for the parking light assemblies? I have a pair you could have. They are dirty but serviceable if youíre interested. Hereís a pic from Scandcar of the part Iím talking about:

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      These are unobtanium. I have been looking for a set in the condition shown for over a year now.

      Quote Originally Posted by MonzaA4 View Post
      Sorry, Iím late to this party. Are you looking for the rubber gasket with cup-shaped pocket for the parking light assemblies? I have a pair you could have. They are dirty but serviceable if youíre interested. Hereís a pic from Scandcar of the part Iím talking about:

      CC52A982-6C87-4294-9912-DCC80A60F410.jpeg
      1971 Volvo 142e
      1974 SAAB Sonett III
      1975 Volvo C303 / TGB11
      1977 International Scout II
      2016 Toyota 4-Runner Trail

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      In a pinch, you can rehab an older set of the boots by spraying them with multiple coats of Plasti-Dip. Smooths out the surface so it looks better and the Ptasti-Dip is soft so it helps seal the light. The boot will likely be hard and inflexible and the Plasti-Dip will do nothing to fix that - very much a 'Botox' cosmetic treatment for the boots.
      A 142 of course. What do you expect? I'm the 142 guy. / 1971 142 E 102 color

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      Brilliant! I have to do this to add backup bulbs to my 445.

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