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Old 10-31-2005, 11:19 AM
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W123 Headlight Door repair ideas help

the threads on the headlight doors are rusted and worn. any thoughts on how to rebuild the metal to rethread?
i am thinking epoxy or something similar and then rum a die over.

any thouths appreciated.
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Old 11-01-2005, 08:17 AM
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Old 11-01-2005, 03:03 PM
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Improve your lighting by installing new "euro-lites" instead of fixing your tired old ones. You'll be happy, I'm sure of it.
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Old 11-01-2005, 05:56 PM
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the metal filler

and a die may work.

it is fine to suggest switching to euros, but the cost of admission may cause one to stop and think.

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Old 11-02-2005, 08:41 AM
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I think you'll be pleasantly surprised when you find out new W123 euro-lites are actually cheaper in price than new OEM USA lites. Much cheaper actually from where I get parts.

Without a doubt, they are superior in lighting also.

But sure, one can fix them old ones like described. You can also polish a turd if that floats your boat, instead of just getting a fresh one.
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Old 11-02-2005, 10:05 AM
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i am done.
i filled the nuts with jbweld and tapped out M5x0.8.
i gobbed a little jbweld on the bolt and sanded to ~round. ran M5x0.8 die over.
seems to work great.
this ride is a beater to avoid driving my Ram 1500, so iam am not into pouring $ into if i dont have to
i really dig these forums, many thanks for the replies.
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