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Headlamp Lowering Brackets

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dirtbiker

Original Poster:

275 posts

71 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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Hi all,

I'm thinking I like the look of smaller headlights on Sevens and stumbled across this earlier:



Not keen on the indicator placement but the brackets for the headlights look rather neat - any idea where they're from?

What other options do you have when it comes to modernising the front end look?

downsman

686 posts

61 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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The latest Sevens have a neat bracket which just attaches to the forward upper wishbone bolt. It brings the lights forward and lower.
I can't see them on the Caterham site, but there's a picture of my car with the new brackets fitted here:



The headlight cables pass through the tube and a gromit in the wishbone mount.
It is a neat installation, but a bit of a pain to fit.

markiebabes

96 posts

131 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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I know sevenpeed.co.uk sell them thumbup

Purespeed

219 posts

108 months

Wednesday 21st September 2011
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Sevenspeed do ones lower than std and MOG have some that have no rise on them at all




Edited by Purespeed on Wednesday 21st September 23:39

mch

24 posts

56 months

Thursday 22nd September 2011
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These are the new brackets on my SV:



The wiring was definitely a bit fiddly, but it passed SVA and I think the new brackets make the car look more sleek....

Cheers

Mike
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nigelpugh7

2,621 posts

95 months

Thursday 22nd September 2011
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Here are the items on the Caterham Parts Site.

http://www.caterhamparts.co.uk/product.php?id_prod...

You can see them fitted with the smaller headlights on my new R500 here:







dirtbiker

Original Poster:

275 posts

71 months

Thursday 22nd September 2011
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nigelpugh7 said:
Here are the items on the Caterham Parts Site.

http://www.caterhamparts.co.uk/product.php?id_prod...
Great stuff; thank you - exactly the look I'm going for I think.

nigelpugh7

2,621 posts

95 months

Thursday 22nd September 2011
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dirtbiker said:
Great stuff; thank you - exactly the look I'm going for I think.
Your welcome, make sure you post some pictures when you have done the upgrade!!!

dirtbiker

Original Poster:

275 posts

71 months

Thursday 22nd September 2011
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nigelpugh7 said:
You're welcome, make sure you post some pictures when you have done the upgrade!!!
Will do but as I'm not back from working abroad until November all I'm doing at the moment is 'window shopping' and planning/gathering knowledge for when I get my first Seven. Very excited about it though!

downsman

686 posts

61 months

Thursday 22nd September 2011
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Well done nigelpugh7, I couldn't find them when I looked whistle

nigelpugh7

2,621 posts

95 months

Thursday 22nd September 2011
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downsman said:
Well done nigelpugh7, I couldn't find them when I looked whistle
Your Welcome of course!! smokin

Noger

7,106 posts

154 months

Saturday 24th September 2011
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Of course having lowered the headlights you notice that the cycle wings are a bit high too, and could look sleeker...

Ah, welcome to upgradeitis smile

dirtbiker

Original Poster:

275 posts

71 months

Saturday 24th September 2011
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Haha, yes - I've seen the lowering brackets for the cycle wings and they are on the upgrade list!


B@W

100 posts

168 months

Thursday 29th September 2011
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Do any of the various mounting brackets utilise the existing mounting point through the nose cone; the Caterham one don't look like they do.

DaveK-S1

214 posts

106 months

Friday 30th September 2011
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You can modify the existing brackets by simply cutting the mounting ring off the end, cutting back the bracket to where you want to place the light and reweld. Freestyle motorsport used to do them like this but make from alloy tube.

Bit of powder coating or paint and your away.

I plan to do this on mine once the IVA is done as it make it IMO alot neater.

I personally don't like the newer brackets as it makes the lights look like they are out on stalks, each to there own though.

KRL

102 posts

62 months

Friday 30th September 2011
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Sevenspeed do some lower brackets in the traditional style. I am considering these myself.

http://www.sevenspeed.co.uk/lighting.html