I'm going to get to the Passat B2 Headlights in a second, but first, my radio fuse blew out again!
I'm getting tired of this (it melting, and me having to put an entirely new wire) so I decided to take the initiative to start the relay process of my headlights. And then inside the relay box, just put a removable fuse (like the ones on the fusebox) for the radio to simplify things.
Here is an idea for a spot that I have for it. Q: Comments? Suggestions on other places?
Okay, as promised, now on to the Passat B2 Headlight Progress. So I feel that I have made quite a bit of progress in the planning stages. Not so much the actual doing, but the planning for sure.
I cut out the 2nd Fog Light circle:
And here is the first:
Now notice that I hammered out and flattened what I cut in the last post. (the 90* posts). That will become instrumental in making the new plates for a bucket support.
Here are the pieces:
Now here is where my planning starts to take shape:
(After) The Yellow highlighted areas are the places that the core support will need additions and reinforcements for the buckets.
Here is where I need some input! I found that the second and 5th tabs on the bottom are interfering with the buckets and they will most likely not be able to mount correctly.
I have come up with two relatively simple solutions.
Using this picture and the (Tab Locations) one above, Which location would you find better suited?. I am more inclinded with moving it closer to the center as I would not have to worry about messing with the bucket or anything else.
And then I got to work on planning for the grille:
And then today I actually got to the grille:
On top of that, I made the outlines that my sheet metal will need to be made out of for the new bucket reinforcement locations:
And for my little understanding and self fulfillment, I decided to draw an exploded view of my new front end
That's all for now, I would love to hear any comments or suggestions about anything so far.