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Old December 18th, 2013, 10:34 PM
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This is the direction I was going with it personally for my own rig (left image). I was going to replace the plastic surround with a stamped aluminum one then paint both body color. Right image shows black guard on body color. My model is not accurate underneath the surround so thats why I showed you these instead.


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How about a pic without the plastic surround behind the guard?

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Old December 19th, 2013, 03:04 AM
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It is illegal in Virginia to have anything (guard) in front of the headlamps. Check your local regulations.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 04:45 PM
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Here's some additional options.

Pic 1: Current design, headlight guard.
Pic 2: Alternative to current design (less material, simplifying fabrication).
Pic 3: Full Cover headlight guard. The full cover guard mounts to the same 4 existing holes. No drilling required.

Comments welcome.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 04:50 PM
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Man what happens if you like all three!! Nice work...gotta start a poll soon.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Threeeee! looks like a part of the surround instead of an add on, looks good!
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 04:58 PM
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The alternative version is a little bit more of a departure from the Rover "language". The first one was intended to resemble the series headlight finishers as in this rendering. Something that looks more familiar and that would look good on series too. The full version should be pretty sturdy. I am considering removing a bar from the bottom and making it shorter in height because its a waste of material since its not protecting anything at the bottom. I'll probably end up making 1 & 2. Unless a majority favors #2 over #1.
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Old December 22nd, 2013, 04:59 PM
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Thanks!

Since it bumps out further due to the marker lights it should match up nicely with the bumped out grille for those who have that.

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Old December 22nd, 2013, 05:09 PM
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Aluminum Surround

One more thing to get your input on. I am also in the process of making a set of aluminum headlight surrounds. I plan just to make a set for myself or if there is interest, for others. The challenge I am trying to overcome here is the trim ring around the headlight. The surround would be stamped and I'm trying to come up with a more cost effective way than machining the trim ring. Personally I love the clean appearance of the body painted aluminum surround (pic 2).
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Old December 27th, 2013, 12:39 PM
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I have made some design refinements. Here are the two design that I will go forward with. I plan to send out a quote packet for these today. 1. Headlight Only Guard. 2. Full Coverage Guard. Both will come with flush mounted security screws. I made the full coverage guard shorter in height so that it is symmetrical in relation to the mounting holes so that it doesn't matter which side you mount it on.
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Think you are on to something!
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Old December 27th, 2013, 03:37 PM
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One more thing to get your input on. I am also in the process of making a set of aluminum headlight surrounds. I plan just to make a set for myself or if there is interest, for others. The challenge I am trying to overcome here is the trim ring around the headlight. The surround would be stamped and I'm trying to come up with a more cost effective way than machining the trim ring. Personally I love the clean appearance of the body painted aluminum surround (pic 2).
I like the alu surround idea. Even better if NAS design was available as well. To complete the front end package how about an aluminum version of the traditional front grille!
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Old December 27th, 2013, 07:50 PM
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What's specific about the NAS surround other than it accommodates the comically large turn signal lamp? Aluminum grille is already in the sketch book.
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I like the alu surround idea. Even better if NAS design was available as well. To complete the front end package how about an aluminum version of the traditional front grille!
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Here is a pic Carl, looks like the large turn signal is positioned lower. Pic shows early NAS vs Late. I think Rows are same as early NAS?.

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Yes. I will make the surround for ROW first. Both light guards should fit the NAS style arrangement but I have yet to verify.

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Here is a pic Carl, looks like the large turn signal is positioned lower. Pic shows early NAS vs Late. I think Rows are same as early NAS?.

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Bump to let everyone know that this is still in progress. Currently waiting for next set of prototypes.
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And from what I have seen on the initial prototypes, these are going to be very nice indeed!
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Old March 6th, 2014, 05:18 PM
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I got first round samples in today. Some small adjustments need to be made but overall they're looking pretty good. They're bare aluminum right now.
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WOW, just wow! Nicely done. If the previous owner hadn't already screwed in to the metal light guards, I'd be all over these!
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Old March 6th, 2014, 05:30 PM
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Thanks! The nice thing about these is that they use existing surround mounting holes. I plan on shipping them with new nylon nuts as well as flat torx hardware. They're also symmetrical so either one can fit either side. The large one lines up nicely with the surround behind it.
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