Friday, 13 May 2022
Starbuck facelift: Wagoneer Rhinogrille conversion
You can see the indicators and driving lights are in the grille, so we'll also need to fit older style indicators in the lower panel.
This is the finished result. The chrome rings around the headlamps are from a classic Mini. They are a little thin, so I'll probably be looking for some Jeep CJ rings later as they are a better fit and wider, so they'll cover the gaps much better.
Another issue is the lever to open the bonnet(hood). There seem to have been various different setups through the years and I'm still deciding how to find the best solution. On the Allosaurus J10 it was enough to add a lever to the mechanism to reach through the slam panel, but on Starbuck that is not an option. Meanwhile I have some extra security as I need a short stick to open it.