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  1. JIMBO

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    Just got finished washing the 1994 512TR and I noticed the LH front fog/directional light was hanging a bit forward. Upon closer inspection the plastic that holds the threaded clips into which the two 10 mm pins screw (from the center of the bumper) had disintegrated. Are these housings available anywhere or am I going to have to create a repair out of epoxy and imagination? The plastic is starting to disintegrate. I will post photos when the I-Cloud downloads them to this computer.
     
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  3. Zeff

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    Scuderiacarparts.com looks like they might have that part. Check with them to see.
     
  4. JIMBO

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    Thanks, Zeff, but at $1,300+, I'll try to repair the original first.
     
  5. MM355

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    Buy whatever is available for peace of mind in the future, its good to have stock for whenever you might require them.
     
  6. Willdief

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    Jimbo - I had a similar problem with one of the fog lights on my '92 512TR. I kind of ignored the loosening mounting points for years and wound up ejecting the housing and running over it after a sudden stop. I wrote an article for Prancing Horse about the experience in 2014. I can send you the text if you'd like. I wound up having the casing repaired by a company that specializes in polymers and auto lenses called Squadra Nuvolari. And if you were able to find a US spec replacement for $1,300 I would snap it up! It shouldn't be difficult to repair the attachment points, though. Squadra Nuvolari also replaced the lenses on both units with factory looking ones as mine had become pitted and hazy.
    Best,
    Will
     
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  8. JIMBO

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    Thanks for the advice, Will. Yes, please send me the text.
     
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    The replacement fog light assembly is "not available", so repair is the only option.
     
  11. JIMBO

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    If anyone is interested, I first cleaned the entire area to be repaired with a dremel and a tiny wire wheel and some lacquer thinner. I then took a piece of this metal strapping and bent it to re-approximate the original broken plastic. 2 small screws will hold it in place along with the epoxy. Image Unavailable, Please Login Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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  13. JIMBO

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    A trial fit on the car confirmed no obvious interference issues. The center of the straps was opened up and the cage nuts attached, after which the whole shebang was secured with Marine Tex. Like JB Weld, this is a structural 2-part epoxy that adheres well to plastic. The final result should be very strong. More pics tomorrow after full cure.
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