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Post  psychobob on Tue Jul 12, 2016 4:47 pm

Are the tail lights held on by anything other than the retaining bolts in the boot? I'm trying to sort out a bubbled rusty patch but even with the nuts undone, it won't budge. I'm wondering now if the have been bonded on somehow, by the previous owner? Does anyone know if I'm missing something obvious?
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Post  Red Riley on Wed Jul 13, 2016 2:13 am

Just the nuts. Try the other side and see how it comes off.

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Post  psychobob on Wed Jul 13, 2016 12:25 pm

I'm thinking they are bonded on with something then? With all the nuts off, they are still on solid. Even tried gently persuading them with a wooden drift and lump hammer. Not even a wobble. It looks very much like they are going to get damaged trying to prise them off. I'll have to see if I can find some more for sale. Nightmare.
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Post  Red Riley on Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:12 pm

Just odd to think that they would be sealed on somehow. There is a fairly thick rubber gasket between the frame and the mounting surface, or should be. Maybe that's just glued itself to the surfaces and is hanging on for dear life. I'd try gently working around the frame with a sharp knife while prying it out. Make certain you've got the three nuts off first. Just looked at my spare set, and there's two bolts at the bottom and one top center. If worst comes to worse, they're not terribly hard to find. There are a few sets on Ebay just now. Also, search for Morris or Austin 1100 ones, and by the Lucas part number, L695. You can also find sets of the rubber gaskets on Ebay. Good luck!

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Post  psychobob on Thu Jul 14, 2016 11:41 am

The austin 1100 lights is a top tip. I never realised they were the same. Nice vtec by the way. Is it the 4x4 one I spotted on YouTube, in the snow, a while ago? I have a honda hrv vtec that has a good engine and gearbox, but is rusting quite badly now. Hmm. Very tempting!
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