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Old 13th July 2014, 04:09 PM
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Default Levelling Rear Fog Light

Can anyone share how they have levelled their rear fog light? I have found a job that I forgot to do!

I have a solid version that is bolted to the rear tub.

I did buy some rubber wedges from caterham but the angle is too big and it takes them so they actually point down. They are also too small for my fog lights.

I saw in the back of CBS catalogue how they recommended using sellotape and lots of bodge but I don't fancy that.

I don't fancy using wood as I have avoided using this throughout my build.

There isn't enough spar material on the rear of the fog light to trim it down as the reflector goes all the way to the back.

Ideas on a postcard please.....
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Old 13th July 2014, 06:02 PM
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Hi Dave ....made my"wedges" out of that polypropylene stuff like used on facia boards and sanded the angle down with a belt sander.
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Old 13th July 2014, 11:18 PM
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In "A Racecar is born" Mark Evans used a Westfield part, a wedge made out of galvanized steel sheet bent into an L shape. Pretty simple, and apparently good enough for testers.
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Old 14th July 2014, 09:17 AM
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What about "angle the black bit that the red bit fit's into "if there is enough room to fit the bulb holder.
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I had similar lights to yours on my build. I just got a flat piece of ally sheet and cut out a shape that was kind of like a rectangle with the two short sides tapering down (imagine a rectangle with a triangle at each side). I then bent them so that I ended up with a hollow wedge that got clamped behind the light. I don't know if that makes any sense at all but it was the easiest way I found to do it and it worked perfectly while adding virtually no weight at all.
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Old 19th July 2014, 08:14 AM
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Default Fog light

Thanks for all of the replies.

In the end I used a method similar to what Enoch said.

I trimmed the lower edge of the fog light slightly and used some aluminium plate at the top to bridge the gap. I then covered the outside with some plastic trim.

It doesn't look too bad either. I will post some more pictures later on my build thread as long as it's not raining!

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