PLEASE HELP!! Where can I get a headlamp lens??

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PLEASE HELP!! Where can I get a headlamp lens??

Postby 1.8KADETT » 30 Nov 2006, 18:52

Hello everyone, this is my first post on here for a year or so (I was on here as 1800kadett before), and am DESPERATELY after a nearside headlamp lens, or a complete headlamp, for my '79 Kadett. I've tried everywhere and can't get one for love nor money.
Ze Germans won't sell one to me either- there's a couple on ebay but they'll only sell to Germany. :(

Any ideas anyone?

Some bugger in a 4x4 I was behind the other day must have flicked a stone up at it- it sounded like I had run over a bottle or something and then I noticed my beam pattern had changed on the back of his truck.....when I stopped the lens was in about a million bits on the road behind me. :evil:

I'll put a wanted ad in the sales/wants bit as well, just to be on the safe side!

I'm prepared to pay decent money for one if anyone has one kicking about :?:
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 30 Nov 2006, 20:00

this german ebayer - opelclassicparts - sells new stuff and will ship to the UK
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Postby 1.8KADETT » 30 Nov 2006, 20:06

Nice one- cheers for that.

I'll give it a try!
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Postby 1.8KADETT » 30 Nov 2006, 20:15

bottom. :cry:

He hasn't got one- worth keeping in mind for other bits though- much appreciated. :D :D
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 30 Nov 2006, 20:21

no probs. have you bought off ebay.de before? if not just have a look at my site to familiarise yourself with ebay.de 8)
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Postby 1.8KADETT » 30 Nov 2006, 20:40

I've bought a Kadett wing from ebay.de before- I must admit it was a lot of grief and up until about 8 weeks after I had bought it I thought I'd been seen off.

Had to pay by bank transfer and it ended up costing loads more than the bidding price, but still ended up with a rust free, second hand genuine Opel wing for a total of about £60, so it was worth it in the end.

I'll check out your site!
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Postby chris(not) » 01 Dec 2006, 14:34

Won't it be rather difficult to find an RHD headlamp lens at any source in a LHD country? Maybe looking in ex-colonies or Japan might turn up something.....

I suppose you could use LHD and mask it for the beam pattern cut off.
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Postby 1.8KADETT » 01 Dec 2006, 19:05

That's a damn good point, I never thought of that. :oops:

Just spent an hour searching ebay spain, france, norway, canada, and USA on the off chance- no luck but probably a good thing no-one had one as they would all be from left-hookers!

Found a pair of headlights on ebay UK that were listed today, but they are from a '76 and mine's the facelift '79 model- anyone know if they'll fit?

They look identical in the pictures so got to be worth a shot I suppose.
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