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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject: Nose grill panel fit? (Replacement Nostril housing) Reply with quote

I ordered the front left and right nose grill panels from airhead and received these four parts. A little puzzled as to how they fit

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Are the 2 panels from each side supposed to nest inside each other?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Nose grill panel fir? Reply with quote

I recieved the same ones and was also puzzled..... To my disrespect, as I have someone to do most of the bodywork for me, I cannot answer your question.

But at least I can provide an older picture while the front was being buttoned up, or the fittment tested, or something like that :

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For comparison, this is a picture from a website (Wagner Blechteile, he makes lots of Ghia parts) that shows some better quality ones :

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So they seem to be the same, but the holes are already made. And I don't think they fit inside eachother, but rather against eachother. In the second picture, the bottom part would go on top of the above part. See how the water drain is being positioned Wink

But about the order in which they're welded, no idea Embarassed
I hope I could help a little bit.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Nose grill panel fir? Reply with quote

Ues, there are inner and outer housings but Gosh! Talk about a DIY kit!

Having to cut the openings just seems like a royal PITA!

Good explanation given above.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Nose grill panel fir? Reply with quote

don't forget the mesh screen
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PostPosted: Yesterday 1:11 am    Post subject: Re: Nose grill panel fit? (Replacement Nostril housing) Reply with quote

Or the mesh screens Boo hoo!

The first one goes in the smaller hole

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And the large one goes just beneath the aluminium grills :
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PostPosted: Yesterday 9:20 am    Post subject: Re: Nose grill panel fit? (Replacement Nostril housing) Reply with quote

and don’t forget to ad the little flap for screwing/attaching the front grill.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 10:22 am    Post subject: Re: Nose grill panel fit? (Replacement Nostril housing) Reply with quote

You have the right pieces but have to cut them to fit. I have e few photos of my installation. I hope this helps:

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We didn't weld them into place but used a special 3M metal bonding paste.

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