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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Who's a clever boy then...!

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    It was the rear lights, not reversing/fog that I was talking about Guy.

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisCar6 View Post
    It was the rear lights, not reversing/fog that I was talking about Guy.
    Sorry Chris, I misread your post! You're right, the rear light bodies are harder to find than the reversing lights but they do come up regularly, trouble is we're not the only ones looking for them (GT40 etc) so the remanufacture of the base unit might be a good idea but I'd be tempted to see if anyone is still making them, it can't be all new old stock out there can it? Maybe SVC could help?

    If anyone needs a pattern part I think I've got a pair of used ones somewhere that could be sacrificed!

    Guy

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Thanks for your help on this.
    Identifying the correct part is an art in itself!
    Sure, they may be available at present, but these parts are only going to get rarer as time goes on.
    The rear lights have been remanufactured, but talking to the GT40 guy's who I bought a set off, these only seem to be done in batches from time to time so they are not exactly plentiful.
    Cost is a big issue too.
    Once geared up here there is a great potential for saving's on these vital parts.
    The material cost is buttons.
    Rest assured also that making the mould is not a sacrificial process. That original indicator lens in my photos was the one used to make the mould. I did add filler to the back of it to thicken it out, but this won't be necessary if making a lens and a lamp body, I'm pretty sure.
    I'll keep working on this as time allows.

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    'Might it be possible to adapt the plentiful 'hamburger' lamps to mate up with original Fiat lenses?
    Only for budget purposes, 'mind. You don't see the lamp unit, only the lens. That's if they're big enough?
    Hamburger

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    I have a pair of spare rear light bodies and lenses if pattern is required.

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    I have two pairs of the rear lights; original and remanufactured. Theres no question on which is the best, and it's not the newst ones. This is for two reasons: They're simply not good quality, and they're not "drop in" replacements for the originals (the back half is different). There has to be a market for good quality "as original" lights ... surely?
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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Agreed, Jeff. The remanufactured ones are a bit low on quality.

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    Re: Club Parts effort?

    Quote Originally Posted by ProtoTipo View Post
    'Might it be possible to adapt the plentiful 'hamburger' lamps to mate up with original Fiat lenses?
    Only for budget purposes, 'mind. You don't see the lamp unit, only the lens. That's if they're big enough?
    Hamburger
    'Looks like they are near enough the right size to use as an alternative.
    See them fitted to the 'Strato-Yota' that's currently for sale. 'Some extra photos have since been added to the ebay listing.

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    I would have thought that by now this sort of thing could be 3D printed - just needs somebody to scan an old body and lens
    david

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