So here are a few pictures of Christmas holiday activities. The chewed pilot light housing has been filled & built up around the front edge as a low-risk alternative to a welded repair - I figured I would rather try this approach and have to redo it than melt an original SSU700 headlamp housing with clumsy welding.
After going through the grits with the help of some knifing stopper the headlamp shell is now looking very smart.
I have ordered some W-clips; I have rubbed down the newly straightened rim and I will order a plating kit after the holidays.
Then I plan to plate all the screws and maybe the rim as well.
And hopefully there should be a Red Spot Ammeter in the post!