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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Here is the first side repeater lens out of the new mould.
    This has been made in UV stabilised Epoxy resin and pigmented.
    A bit too Orange? What do you think?
    In lieu of the metal rim I thickened out the lens at that point before taking the mould and I figured that portion could just be painted silver.
    Now I just need a metal mounting plate with a bulb holder in it, and a mould for the black mounting 'gaskets' and I'll be in production!
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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Depends how faded the original was!
    Silver paint would do it to finish.
    Any idea of cost?

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Not sure on cost yet. The set-up cost has not been as high as feared yet because I have not had to go down the route of vacuum/pressure chambers. I'm still working on the mounting plate etc.
    It'll be a reasonable price for club members anyway.
    I'm seriously thinking of doing back light lenses too, and the lamp bodies are do-able too.
    I have an original rear light which would sacrifice for a pattern but I don't have front indicator/side lights or original pattern fog/reverse lights, so if anyone has suitable items in their parts bins please let me know. They don't have to be perfect.

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Looking good John

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Fantastic work. Among the spares that I got with B694KRX this week, I believe I have reversing and fog lights. If you can wait until I'm back from holiday in about 10 days' time, I can take some photos to confirm they're the appropriate type and then send them over?

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Reversing lights and fog lights aren't hard to find, the bodies are identical but the lenses are a different matter. The curved lenses are the wrong shape and ought to be square edged. There are also two different patterns on the inside of the lenses (and I for one don't know which one is the RIGHT one!) but I've got spares of each I'd be willing to lend provided the moulding process isn's a sacrificial one!

    Anyway, here's a reversing light...

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/FANALINO-RETR...639bfe6&_uhb=1

    And a reversing light from the same seller....

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/FANALINO-RETR...639bfe3&_uhb=1

    Different seller

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/FANALE-RETRON...96d571a&_uhb=1

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/FANALE-RETROM...3a3996a&_uhb=1

    And more

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/Fanale-Retrom...b029dde&_uhb=1

    Possibly the right shape lens? Piccy not really clear on the body shape.. I'd think it's wrong from other Fiat 128 listings?

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/Fanale-poster...66083b8&_uhb=1

    Lense only (but not the right one...)

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/GEMMA-FANALE-...92fba6d&_uhb=1

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    I'm seriously thinking of doing back light lenses too, and the lamp bodies are do-able too.
    I think it's the rear lamp bodies that are difficult to find - lenses seem to come up fairly frequently.

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Think I proved the whole assembly is very easy to find Chris! The issue for the originality crowd (like me..) is the correct shaped lens!

    Guy

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    I agree with Guy finding the correct lens is hard to say the least, curved plentiful flat, yet to find one...

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    I've got them but they are my spares that I keep so that the originals won't need to be replaced (I work on the theory that you only break the bits you don;t have to hand!). I'm happy to loan them for pattern parts provided that the process doesn't wreck them.

    The originals do come up for sale occasionally!

    Oh, here's two -

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/FANALINO-RETR...8854032&_uhb=1

    If you've got the cash!

    And a rear light unit

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/LANCIA-STRATO...2d27b1e&_uhb=1

    Or a pair for less money...

    http://www.ebay.it/itm/Fanali-poster...4bbe0b5&_uhb=1

    Guy

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