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Wanted: headlights for a LHD Chevette

Postby 1000er » 08 Feb 2007, 20:34

i'm searching for not recessed headlights for my german chevette (left hand drive), i think, they are not similar to the british lights.

opel number are:
91075290 Lucas left
91075289 Lucas right
91075574 Cibie left
91075573 Cibie right

should be new or as good as new, a pair or single ones...
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Postby chris(not) » 09 Feb 2007, 00:09

Not very elegant, but could you get away with RHD ones with bits of tape masking out the beam kick up- like us Brits do to drive in Europe. Might be a lot easier to find.....
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Postby 1000er » 09 Feb 2007, 19:17

yes i know, and i think nobody here will know the difference, if i use british headlights ;-)

btw, is there a difference on the headlights of lucas and cibie?
the one's i have are not demountable. are there ones where the glass can be removed without damage? because i plan to paint the inside black, like i have seen on a black chevette here, don't know who is the the owner?
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Postby Doive » 10 Feb 2007, 01:20

That will be Mark the Squirrel, errr, whose username I forget now. Shuvit-Pinto at a guess?!

The Lucas and Cibie lamps differ in the shape and material of their reflector. The Cibie ones I used to have fitted to my car have a semi-circular silvered metal reflector, whilst the Lucas ones that are now fitted have rectangular shaped silvered plastic. I don't think the difference is that huge, but I did notice that my driver's side Lucas unit fits terribly in the car, on account of a strange plastic hump on the top middle of the plastic casing.

I'd say finding LHD Chevette headlamps in mainland Europe will be something like us lot finding RHD Kadett headlamps in the UK. I tried for two years and was unsuccessful.
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Postby Shellysowner » 10 Feb 2007, 11:26

Are you sure that Lucas and Cibie lamps differ as described when they are recessed lamps Dave? What you said it certainly true for flush ones... I'm not saying you're wrong, just checking :lol:
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Postby Doive » 10 Feb 2007, 11:38

I thought he was after flush lights? Not sure what the rules are for the recessed lights, but I wouldn't advise anyone to go for a set of glow worms :P :lol:
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Postby Shellysowner » 10 Feb 2007, 12:04

Ah, sorry - I didn't read 'not' in 'i'm searching for not recessed headlights'. :lol:
Doive wrote:I remember last summer being in another Chevette with a quite mad driver, and we were drifting round A class roads at 65mph with the tail sliding progressively on the corners. It was fantastic.

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Postby chris(not) » 12 Feb 2007, 14:01

Doive wrote:I thought he was after flush lights? Not sure what the rules are for the recessed lights, but I wouldn't advise anyone to go for a set of glow worms :P :lol:


The recessed lights aren't THAT bad if you stick a set of halogen conversion bulbs in there :!:
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Postby shoveitnz » 15 Feb 2007, 14:36

And the recessed ones look 1,000,000 times better than the bluetacked on afterthoughts.....
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Postby Shellysowner » 15 Feb 2007, 14:41

shoveitnz wrote:And the recessed ones look 1,000,000 times better than the bluetacked on afterthoughts.....
:lol: :lol:

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Postby Doive » 15 Feb 2007, 15:16

Indeed? :D

I suppose the mk1 Cavalier had the same treatment? And the Manta B? It just goes to show that the recessed light Chevette was a step off the family tree, and to bring the car back into line with the family look they had to give it flush lights.

A mistake, corrected... :P :lol:
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Postby Raver » 15 Feb 2007, 15:34

Noooooooooooooooooo recessed lights look sooo much better, gives the front end a bit more character and stand out from every other car with flush lights :wink:
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Postby shoveitnz » 15 Feb 2007, 18:43

And they hold tools or cups of tea whilst working on car....
NZ desperately needs more immigration and fresh blood. Our eyes are getting far too close together!

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Postby 1000er » 15 Feb 2007, 20:05

hm, i have to think about the idea of changing to recessed lights... :|

i have a set of old ones, but they don't fit to the front panel, do i have to cut it out to get the lights in?
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Postby CancerWagon » 16 Feb 2007, 05:31

shoveitnz wrote:And they hold tools or cups of tea whilst working on car....


Now there is a gentleman with his priorities right! 8)
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