Square headlights - our prayers are answered

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by hairyman, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. hairyman

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  2. Luckyphil

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    Great news but wow that is expensive. I have been charging $300 for a full set , perhaps time to rethink that price :)
     
  3. Gerry and Robyn

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    Great find Neil.
     
  4. kleinersyncro

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    Absolutely correct Phil, good idea to rethink your pricing :cool: I'd say $150 is fair for min. 27 year old headlights and grille :D
     
  5. hairyman

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    They are pricey but better than the alternative of waiting and hoping that a second hand light will come up :)

    I'm glad so many parts are now being remanufactured
     
  6. Luckyphil

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    Was thinking more like $400 :)
     
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    Keep thinking and make $100 :p
     
  8. Gerry and Robyn

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    Well....there's nothing like a bit of competition.:)
     
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    Yours are second hand. These are new apparently.
     
  10. Luckyphil

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    Be interesting to know where they are made. prob China so some would prefer 2nd hand originals. But most wont care as long as look the same
     
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  11. Barry

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    Hope we dont go down the T1 beetle road

    Give me a $350 rechromed bumper any day over a $110 shiny piece of future oxide
     
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  12. sunburntwilly

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    I busted a headlight a few weeks back and couldn't bring myself to pay the silly prices asked for essentially a $25 headlight. So before all the negative remarks come flooding over lol remember this is still a work in progress. They are brilliant I might say and cost under $90 the pair.
     

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  13. Gerry and Robyn

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    sunburntwilly, they look like they might even be brighter:cool: than the original high beam.
     
  14. hairyman

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    The led lights look great. How easily are they attached to the original light buckets?

    Care to share what they are/where you got them?
     
  15. beerboy

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    CVC have the badgeless grill too which fits into my mantra of another useless but stylish part lol only 400 dollars too :)
     
  16. sunburntwilly

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    They are off ebay, any 5x7 headlight will work. Still working an mounting system for them and I will post pics of what I have done when perfected. The system at the moment is just a board mounted to the back plate. It is fully adjstable up down left right etc and they are considerably brighter then the high beam. That is another hurdle, finding a high beam to match. I think they look odd. The problem I have as can be seen is getting them square to the body. They seem to tilt in a little to much. There is another 5x7 headlight just come out on ebay that has a more focused beam that I think would work better. It's not a problem with these but the light spread is hard to position with confidence that you are not going to blind oncoming traffic. So I think they point lower then needed.
     
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    Trouble is there is no base to it and it won't fit the original.

    There is another alternative on The Samba. I will dig up the link.
     
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  20. BUS_TER

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    To land Left and right headlight assemblies and a grille from CVC was around $1400AUD. Is this my only option for a complete new assembly? If it is then so be it but Im new to the parts scene for my T3 and am curious if there are other suppliers before I commit.
     

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