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Old 8th November 2020, 07:34 PM
MikkiJayne MikkiJayne is offline
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Default Headlight range link arms - balljoint version

We seem to have half a dozen threads on the NLA headlight range links, in several of which I've mentioned the balljoint versions I make, but I don't appear to have shown the links in any of them so here they are.

As the arms need the original brackets to be complete, I'm posting this as a DIY so you can make them yourselves, however I am happy to make the balljoint portion for 100 a pair if you don't fancy making them or are having a garage do the work.

They are made from M6 rod ends from McGill Motorsport, some M6 threaded rod, and a couple of M6 plain nuts as lock-nuts. The threaded rod is covered in heatshrink to keep the weather out.



Front - this uses an 80mm piece of M6 threaded rod



Rear - 50mm threaded rod with a bend in the middle



Compared to the originals





The new links require the old brackets to be recovered. We need to remove the ball at this rivet-joint



Cut off at this stub





Punch out the centre



Drill to 6mm



Secure in place using an M6 nyloc and two washers. Note the stub of the balljoint needs 4 threads removing in order to clear the control arm - just enough so the nyloc still grips



Exactly the same principle for the rear bracket

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Old 8th November 2020, 07:39 PM
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