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dadandlad

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RHD Headlights
« on: April 14, 2016, 10:33:55 PM »
What sort of demand is there for RHD headlights

What would you pay for a pair of RHD headlights

Just wondering as I have a method in mind for supplying them but need to know if it is worth the effort

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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2016, 09:37:42 AM »
Even the lhd lights seem to cost 50 quid on ebay and rhd ones are non existant

Could charge a premium
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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2016, 09:38:21 AM »
I would love some btw if you get hold of any  ::)
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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2016, 09:51:45 AM »
What's your idea/method?

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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2016, 10:44:09 AM »
I'd be interested as i think ours are getting a little worse for wear now.
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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2016, 01:24:50 PM »
People laughed at me when I paid £90 for a nos set of fiat headlamps starting to look like a bargain now....
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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2016, 08:08:37 AM »
Even the lhd lights seem to cost 50 quid on ebay and rhd ones are non existant

Could charge a premium

the RHD 126 headlamps are the same as bond bug, reliant kitten, early metro, allegro, dolomite, toledo, hillman hunter etc

if you search ebay the new RHD headlamps come with the bowl and retaining ring with halogen bulbs, they are £88 each but from a new batch that get made every year

they are mostly listed as metro, allegro or dolomite headlamps

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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2016, 11:50:30 AM »
Ah.

did not know that

Thanks for the info!
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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2016, 03:10:50 PM »
I must be lucky then cos i paid £35 for two brand new ones about 6 years ago  :P
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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2016, 04:17:13 PM »
I got hold of a healthy supply a couple of years back and managed to sell them all but did not make much profit out of them after time postage and other costs, basically the money I made meant I could keep 6 sets for myself without cost so it was worthwhile from that perspective.

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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2016, 10:38:38 AM »
Erm....I have a Bis...and both headlights suffered from rusted-out reflectors [is that the main reason for needing new ones?].

I have purchased [from Czech] new LHD headlights, which were cheap enough [circa 16 euros a throw?}

I have taken my original, rusted, RHD headlights, and carefully removed the glass lenses........by cutting around the sealant at the edges...bit of a dig about, but possible, watch fingers if using a stanley knife?

Once the glasses were out, I did the same with the LHD glasses on the new reflectors....

Then I got hold of some  U-pol Tigerseal sealant. This comes in a cartridge, cheap enough off eBay.

[Watch the stuff, however, it really does stick things together fast and almost permanently...wear some sort of protection on hands, or be prepared to be picking black stuff off fingers for a week or so?}

The a small amount of Tigerseal was put into the ledge on the new reflectors, simply to locate and hold the RHD glasses.

The the glasses are inserted into the ledge on the LHD reflectors.......and more Tigerseal squeezed in, and smoothed off, [to replicate the original sealant]

Set aside to dry out thoroughly.

As it happened, I also obtained off eBay  a sound RHD headlamp unit for about 15 quids.......which is a standby.

When messing like this, avoid any hefty levering to extract the original glasses....sometimes small chips can be made in the edges...not the end of the world, as the sealant will cover them anyway, but glass dust and tiny slivers can really be a health nuisance.

Anyway, come the day, MoT man will be happy with the shiny lenses.

Posh pointy halogen bulbs can be had that have the same fittings as the original bulbs, if needs be.....or, new LHD units can be had cheaply enough with the 3 pronged fitment.


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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2016, 12:16:04 PM »
Hi
Did the same as above but used a heat gun to soften the sealant :) you could stick them in the oven does the same job

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Re: RHD Headlights
« Reply #12 on: June 29, 2019, 07:44:44 PM »
Sorry to drag up an old thread.

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