Yesterday, I planned the rear lights - today, it was time to fit them.
The first thing was to calculate the actual distance. Using the back of a box, the distance between each light had to be at least 78mm - so I settled for 80.
After carefully measuring, marking and re-measuring...
And to verify the distance between the fog and stop lights, I used a digital vernier caliper
I then sanded the edges to make them more 'user friendly'
Mounting the rear light
This was (and still is) a real head-scratcher. The first plan was to use resin to bond bolts to the rear section - the bolts would allow the light's position and angle to be altered.
Unfortunately, they were too weak, so it was time for a different plan...
After trying to make an aluminium frame (and failed due to the drill overheating), I decided to experiment with a plywood version of the rear.
Leela dropped in, but didn't offer any help!
With the plywood form clamped to the body, I was able to hold the lamps in place to see what they look like.
This isn't a long-term solution, so I'll have to do a lot of thinking tonight to see if I can come up with a better solution (I'll also ask around).