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Old 26th June 2010, 14:01   #301
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the reverse lights placed on the bumpers was an OE acccessory and original ones were supplied by SWF and hella.(GERMAN)
which brand you got ?
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Old 26th June 2010, 17:27   #302
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Thats cent percent true

One part that i had been looking for ages, landed on my lap with ease.

The back up lights fixed on the bumpers(only 1967 models).

A big thanks to T-BHP members SV_Santhosh and Trammaway (Shiva).

Santhosh visited my house few weeks ago in his ever famous Nano ( I just loved his car) and while discussing i mentioned to him about the backup lights, he was travelling to Chennai the coming week and promised he'll get me this part. Shiva helped in sourcing the part in Chennai and Santhosh was generous to get it to me.

Thank you once again guys, you've made my job so easier.

I am putting up these pics only for you guys.
WoW the light looks awesome, I didn't do much just bought it for the price you have paid.

I'm glad it reached the right person and right car. Congratulations.
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Hey Pavan, did nothing great. I was going to pick up some Jeep parts - just got your parts too

They look great when chromed, great finish.
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WoW the light looks awesome, I didn't do much just bought it for the price you have paid.

I'm glad it reached the right person and right car. Congratulations.
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Hey Pavan, did nothing great. I was going to pick up some Jeep parts - just got your parts too

They look great when chromed, great finish.
Wow, what diplomacy

Thank you once again guys, i really mean it.

This addition had been my top most priority since really a looooooong time.

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Next set of work to be done this week

1) Install original headlights
2) Install the chrome trims on the window frame
3) Get the original pear shaped mirrors fitted.

My VW Carb is again giving trouble:(, leaking fuel from the Venturi shaft.

Will replace it temporarily with the Fiat S1 carb, only to avoid further catastrophe.

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Got rid of the stock VW carb, and got back to the Fiat S1 carb.

Too much of trouble tuning it and now dreadful about the leakage.

The headlight lenses came in today Will go on to the car latest my Tuesday.

Also a pair of VW Mudflaps, just for some changes
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Got rid of the stock VW carb, and got back to the Fiat S1 carb.

Too much of trouble tuning it and now dreadful about the leakage.

The headlight lenses came in today Will go on to the car latest my Tuesday.

Also a pair of VW Mudflaps, just for some changes
they dont look like HELLA /VW?
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they dont look like HELLA /VW?
I tried, but failed to get Hella

These repro will help me for a few more days.

Hella pair is ordered and should be with me in 2 weeks once stocks arrive.

Some pics of the headlights, Started using it to office from today, probably will clock 500 kms within a week. Not bothered if it Rains or Shines, i enjoy it this way
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Hella pair is ordered and should be with me in 2 weeks once stocks arrive.

Some pics of the headlights, Started using it to office from today, probably will clock 500 kms within a week. Not bothered if it Rains or Shines, i enjoy it this way
Nice to see your bug getting back more n more to originality, pavan!

I know the feeling when you get an OHH REE GEE NAL part that you've badly been wanting since ages and were forced to compromise until THE day finally comes.......!!

Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but looking at the pattern of the lens, it seems to have been fixed sideways? The lenses when fitted, would have the "grooves" inside come vertically, like this:





Or is this lens supposed to be fitted this way?

Anyways, good going!

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Nice to see your bug getting back more n more to originality, pavan!

I know the feeling when you get an OHH REE GEE NAL part that you've badly been wanting since ages and were forced to compromise until THE day finally comes.......!!

Um, correct me if I'm wrong, but looking at the pattern of the lens, it seems to have been fixed sideways? The lenses when fitted, would have the "grooves" inside come vertically, like this:





Or is this lens supposed to be fitted this way?

Anyways, good going!

shyam,
the lamps have been fitted in the wrong manner.
It has to be fitted as shown in the first photo
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shyam,
the lamps have been fitted in the wrong manner.
It has to be fitted as shown in the first photo
Yes, true.

The patterns are all mixed up

Have called in for replacement, might arrive sometime later.
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Yes, true.

The patterns are all mixed up

Have called in for replacement, might arrive sometime later.
here are the pics of original hella made in germany wriiten on them with correct flutes for the car, may be yours are for the pre 67 bus,they are simply the 90 degre rotation,the same came in merc trucks too
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here are the pics of original hella made in germany wriiten on them with correct flutes for the car, may be yours are for the pre 67 bus,they are simply the 90 degre rotation,the same came in merc trucks too
Sirjeee, Why dont you let those lenses go.

I will be glad enough to have it, please tell me, when can i have it.???
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Sirjeee, Why dont you let those lenses go.

I will be glad enough to have it, please tell me, when can i have it.???
but i have one pair only,reserved for my Bug under going paint job,and correct flutes made by hella germany are sometimes hard to find and i was lucky to find a new NOS pair during my visit to germany, but i have a friend who has glass lenses with correct flutes BUT no hella ,but some aftermarket,do let me know if u want them, i will forward his details,tc
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you can get a genuine NOS HELLA german pre67 Headlight(EURO) assembly in box .
But it is too heavy on the pocket
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