1972 E9 3.0 CSI - Chamonix

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Are the individual lenses for the tail light assemblies available somewhere to purchase ? Thank you in advance ! Love this thread !

I believe there is no lenses for sale separately. They could be made though - maybe 3d printed.
 

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Back on topic... some body work done already

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Previous repairs found
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So much material everywhere best way to grind it to metal

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We made rear stainless steel muffler

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Working on pipe since no one here can bend diameter for pipe I need we will weld it piece by piece to get correct angle. And my friend already had made final exhaust tip.

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Some body work update:
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Work on lower back panel
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Work on doors:
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Body work will continue with front fenders, trunk, boot, roof and front/nose end.
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Also had windshield trim polished and ceramic coated.
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Great thread! Please keep it going. I hope to finish my e9 next week when Don comes out to tune the megasquirt, then I'm bringing in the 3.0si for a full restoration!! A lot of work but I think much less complicated than the e9 build as I'm keeping it mostly original.
 

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Great thread! Please keep it going. I hope to finish my e9 next week when Don comes out to tune the megasquirt, then I'm bringing in the 3.0si for a full restoration!! A lot of work but I think much less complicated than the e9 build as I'm keeping it mostly original.

Good luck with E3 project!! Open a thread like you suggested me ;)
 

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Update on my tail light re-chroming. I finally got test frame back from chroming. Lenses I removed fit back very good and very firm and with some glue job will be done.

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I am happy with result so I will proceed with restoring a pair of lights. Hopefully I won’t destroy any lenses now.

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Meanwhile that car is in body shop I am re-chroming last exterior parts.

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Price for new grills is crazy so I sandblasted both plastic mask grills to see all the cracks. All cracks were welded and missing parts were added. Plastic will be repainted in black. If they will look bad I will buy new ones.

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Plastic on my taillights is nice but chrome is not so nice. I decided to get taillight in bad condition (thanks to @Stan ) to learn the process of removing plastic lenses before trying on my taillights. They went out OK clean with no damages. I will have now frame re-chromed to see how lenses fit back in. If I will be happy I will do same work on my taillights.

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Lenses that weren’t already broken came out with no damage.
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We used grinder since it has small rpm and plastic doesn’t melt when cutting.

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When I get back frame from re-chroming I will see how lenses fit back and find best way to glue them back in.
 

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Excellent work! I hope I can find a good contact in Germany to redo all of my chrome as well. Looks great
 

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Update:

Edge on trunk hood is rusted...will be weded
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Speaker hole on rear shelf was welded

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Fender repairs:
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Does this number 4039 under Karmann karosserie platte have any meaning?

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