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Headlight bowl spire nut

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#1 Coulstock

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 07:45 PM

Hi all,


Is there an easy way to fix the spire nut next to the inner wing for the headlamp bowl.


I can't find anything on this subject and think i must be missing the obvious.


I was going to fit a self tapping screw but want to do it as the book shows,


Many Thanks,



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#2 colin3511

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Posted 06 June 2018 - 08:17 PM

Hi Nick,

The bowl is usually pop riveted in 3 places to the wing and valance. They have a large outer diameter as the pre drilled holes are quite large.

Hope that helps.

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#3 stuart

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:06 AM

I fit Rivnuts then you can fit the bowls with machine screws.


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#4 Coulstock

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:18 AM

Thanks Guys

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