Flush or protruding lights?

General Chat about Chevettes?..put it here.

Moderator: Moderators

Flush or protruding lights?

Postby penski » 01 Sep 2005, 21:49

Just looking around eBay and saw these:

Image

Are these the HS-style ( ? ) lights as on:

Image

As opposed to the slightly-protruding ones I have:

Image

Image

I think I'll grab them to go towards completing the HS look.

On that note, what models/years have which type of lights?

*n
YOUUUUUUUUUUUU JUICER!
penski
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 250
Joined: 09 Aug 2005, 11:42
Location: NE3

Postby Shuvit-pinto » 01 Sep 2005, 23:42

No they are the type you already have mate.
User avatar
Shuvit-pinto
Forum Parts Squirrel
Forum Parts Squirrel
 
Posts: 1414
Joined: 01 Feb 2005, 00:58

Postby jayen4 » 01 Sep 2005, 23:56

The light you have pictured are just the standard 'late type' flush units. As far as I remember,all H.S's had the recessed type. :)
jayen4
Advanced Motorist
Advanced Motorist
 
Posts: 163
Joined: 28 Aug 2005, 02:23
Location: West Yorkshire.

Postby shuvit-tim » 02 Sep 2005, 12:49

yep. the recessed lights are completely recessed, the ones on ebay are the flush type wihout 20 years of mildew and condensation
when all else fails, rivets, cable ties and bodge tape will see you through

Tim
User avatar
shuvit-tim
Tight arsed, ex-Stoodant Chevetter
Tight arsed, ex-Stoodant Chevetter
 
Posts: 2466
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 23:31
Location: worcester / warrington, UK

Postby Doive » 03 Sep 2005, 00:34

Recessed light models ran from the launch in 75 until the facelift in mid 79 (I think), when the flush light models were introduced. I must concede that all the competition at the time was making the chevette look old, so Vauxhall tried to join the party by sticking the lights further out to give a smooth look. I reckon it looks better, but then I am biased by owning a flush light model.
<img src="http://sfx-images.mozilla.org/affiliates/Buttons/firefox2/firefox-spread-btn-1b.png">

Med Venlig Hilsen

www.doive.co.uk
User avatar
Doive
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
Pyrotechnic Nutter Admin
 
Posts: 4357
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 18:43
Location: Clinging to a Turbine, Hexham

Postby Tortron » 03 Sep 2005, 02:04

iv got recessed lights, with the silver surrounds, tho the ones off the red hatch i dumped (with recessed lights also) had black surrounds.... is that normal?

(iv got them in my shed now anyway 8) )
This text comfirms the fact that directly above this is a line
"as you would expect on a car of this age..."
The chevette vin decoder
User avatar
Tortron
Classic Old Timer
Classic Old Timer
 
Posts: 779
Joined: 22 Nov 2004, 04:14
Location: New Zealand

Postby Harry Flatters » 03 Sep 2005, 21:48

These are similar to the recessed headlights, which were carried over from the Viva.

I won't swear these are exactly the ones you want tho as there were detail changes during the Viva / Chevette life, also two different makers (Cibie & Lucas).

Incidentally, was yours built with flush headlights, 'cos if I remember right the panel they mount to is slightly different....
Harry Flatters
Photographer of the year 2006
Photographer of the year 2006
 
Posts: 976
Joined: 08 Aug 2005, 23:35
Location: Poole, Dorset

Postby Shellysowner » 03 Sep 2005, 21:53

Yeah the panel is slightly different. One thing I have always wondered though is what the main differences between Cibie and Lucas lights are... I assume that the HS's all had Cibies 'cos the rally cars had Cibie sponsor decals. Is this why they cost more? I have almost everything I need for my conversion now, brackets, buckets and one lucas lamp. Should I be going for cibies or will another lucas one do?
User avatar
Shellysowner
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
Neverending moaner - lack of space!
 
Posts: 4384
Joined: 08 Jan 2005, 01:50
Location: Cambridge

Postby Harry Flatters » 03 Sep 2005, 22:05

The important changes were in the mounting lugs, which were different from Lucas to Cibie. I think you can interchange the lights provided you also have the stamped mounting frame with the adjusters for the light you want to use - they all bolt to the same panel, but the Cibie light won't clip onto the Lucas frame and vice - versa.
Harry Flatters
Photographer of the year 2006
Photographer of the year 2006
 
Posts: 976
Joined: 08 Aug 2005, 23:35
Location: Poole, Dorset


Return to General Chevette Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron