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Post by mark rudder » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:34 pm

Phil, given your avatar, some irony, yes?


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Post by mark rudder » Sat Jul 28, 2018 11:39 pm

Everyone, thanks for the help. Jensen Healey search commences!
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Post by rebel alliance » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:52 am

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The trailer lights are ok, One of mine came with them



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Post by philhoward » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:54 am

mark rudder wrote:
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Phil, given your avatar, some irony, yes?
Was still a real Scimitar, just with enhancements. Original, no.


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Post by rebel alliance » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:54 pm

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Just for fun i have been working on this, they are the Aston DB5 Lucas lights in an origional scimitar light caseing...i will be replacing the mad max mesh with pierced ally mesh on the next effort.



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Post by David Tew » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:21 pm

To keep with the theme, Hillman Imp lights are identical but cheaper. :D

Is it better to swap the tail-light and indicator around?


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Post by rebel alliance » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:28 pm

Yes they are the same...imp marcos scimitar coupe aston and a few others but all the same price..6 new one's cost £108. Position can be personal choice , mesh is optional 😊...Thought it may be something instead of the trailer lights for some..



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Post by David Tew » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:17 pm

🙂 It never hurts to experiment!

I'm not besotted with originality, as you can see from my signature.😉


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Post by Laters » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:38 pm

My SE6 had the trailer lights type fitted when I bought it. They hadn't aged too well and were already showing signs of uv damage and cracking.
I have bought another set for when they become too bad as a easy fix for the time being but do plan something a little more long lasting for the future.
I too am not bothered about originality as long as they don't look out of place.


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Post by upstart8s » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:57 pm

Paul,

if you are sure you are not bothered about originality, but could cope with smooth, how about this treatment? I am not sure where I saw it (it could have been on the forum) but I believe it lives in New Zealand. It went straight to the top of my list.

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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:07 pm

That looks rather nice, though it is obviously not an SE6.
Nor is mine, but my trailer lights are still going strong after nearly 30 years :wink:
Notice that I found the time at one stage to make the rear bumper fit ...
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Post by peter freeman » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:43 pm

The "cheap" ones are Bulgarian truck lights - the advantage of these is that you can remove the lens to replace the bulbs rather than getting at them from inside



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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:58 pm

My understanding from colleagues who have fitted the 'bulgarian' lights is they are very poor quality and rust out very quickly - 15 months ?

Anyways I have original 5a rear lights. I refurbished them (I dish-washed the lenses, replaced some of the screws, sprayed the reflective surfaces the brightest silver I can get,) and they've been great . As in work perfectly. For a 5a I don't think you need to spend the time and effort fitting inferior parts ? Not sure about availability for 6* but would have thought its the same re quality etc.


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Post by peter freeman » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:17 pm

I no longer have a 6 so don't know how good or not the truck lights are - the MB has much better rear lights so we don't have the problem. harder to fIt MB type lights to the 6's and more expensive.



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Post by MikeyBikey » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:25 pm

rebel alliance wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:54 pm
20180422_132938~2.jpg Just for fun i have been working on this, they are the Aston DB5 Lucas lights in an origional scimitar light caseing...i will be replacing the mad max mesh with pierced ally mesh on the next effort.
This actually looks pretty neat, must admit the mesh isn't quite me but shows what you can do with a bit of thought and effort.


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