kouki levin headlight fitment

senhvv
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kouki levin headlight fitment

Postby senhvv » Sat Aug 31, 2013 6:01 pm

Hey guys. I just picked up a '87 Levin over here in Japan. Starting to get into the nitty gritty and preparing the body for paint, but starting to run into some issues. I can't figure out why the left headlight isn't fitting properly, it seems like its sticking out a bit much. The bracket that attaches from the headlight to the car doesnt look warped or damaged. It looks like the previous owner tried his best to make it align and re positioned some fasteners. Any of you guys ever have this issue? Any possible suggestions?
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Re: kouki levin headlight fitment

Postby -zenki- » Sun Sep 01, 2013 5:52 am

I have 2 levins and they both have crooked headlights. Same problem like you, the brackets are straight but for some reason the lights itself aren't.
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Re: kouki levin headlight fitment

Postby iggy1evin » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:37 pm

looks like you fender maybe the cause, you may have to bend the mounting part for the corner light inwards alittle bit to get a better fit.

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Re: kouki levin headlight fitment

Postby Deuce Cam » Fri Sep 12, 2014 10:53 am

Even if you take some time and find pictures of original cars in good condition you'll find very minor differences in how everything lines up. It's probably due to lower build quality standards back then.

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Re: kouki levin headlight fitment

Postby Hindi » Sun Sep 14, 2014 2:35 am

I agree that it looks like your fender is causing some of the issue.

Also the core support is very flimsy, it could have gotten tweaked over the past nearly 30 years.

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Re: kouki levin headlight fitment

Postby Jimmee1990 » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:23 pm

Could also be that the headlights are AE82, as I had a pair that were sold to me as AE86 that fitted just like that. Turns out they were AE82, all the eyelids fitted perfectly as well.

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