Headlight Pods

Headlight Pods

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Alan Whitaker

Original Poster:

2,012 posts

128 months

Saturday 5th January
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Has anybody fitted the Chim headlight pods to a S, I saw there was a Lupo pod conversion as well.

magpies

4,093 posts

128 months

Saturday 5th January
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doesn't the Chimp use larger component headlights and not 7" ?

also may be best to talk to 'sports car racers'

Alan Whitaker

Original Poster:

2,012 posts

128 months

Sunday 6th January
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I don't know Mick, just watched a video on You Tube, some place in Halifax, I could go and have a look I guess.

magpies

4,093 posts

128 months

Sunday 6th January
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the Chimp headlight cowl could probably work as the shape of the body in front of the headlight is similar to the S

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=74...

https://smgmedia.blob.core.windows.net/images/1289...

Edited by magpies on Sunday 6th January 10:34

Podie

45,581 posts

221 months

Sunday 6th January
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I looked into this years ago when I had my S.

I actually purchased a set of cowls but never got round to fitting them. I then sold them on to another PHer (a guy called Kieran I think)

I’ll have a dig about and see if I can find the photos

Podie

45,581 posts

221 months

Sunday 6th January
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Found a photo on the car they were on originally.

The yellow bit replaces the silver ring, and I was looking at Perspex covers, but never got round to it. You had to drill a hole into the fibreglass and secure them from beneath.


Alan Whitaker

Original Poster:

2,012 posts

128 months

Sunday 6th January
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The pod looks longer than the S and the S is a sharp nose as the Chim has a rounder nose, might not fit but liked the look of the covers.

Dave_M

5,469 posts

170 months

Sunday 6th January
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I think barkychoc looked at Lupo conversion some years ago and may have some helpful thoughts smile

cb500t

134 posts

34 months

Sunday 6th January
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MGB ones?

DamianS3

1,783 posts

128 months

Friday 11th January
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Alan Whitaker said:
The pod looks longer than the S and the S is a sharp nose as the Chim has a rounder nose, might not fit but liked the look of the covers.
I love the look of the later chim covers.. surly a man of your tallents (ive seen your spoiler!!) could make them fit or were you worried that to keep the cover as per the chim it would spoil the lines of the S?

Do it smile

Damian S3

phillpot

15,298 posts

129 months

Friday 11th January
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DamianS3 said:
it would spoil the lines of the S?
I think he's already done that biggrin

Alan Whitaker

Original Poster:

2,012 posts

128 months

Friday 11th January
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I have a set on order so I will see if they look ok, if not then another thing for ebay, I got a set of the eyeball light pods like the speed 6 but they don't look good on the S, just don't go with the S lines. I want to just get it into paint ASAP do a bit of driving, Just one or two gelcoat cracks to grind out patch and up.

Oldred_V8S

3,475 posts

184 months

Wednesday 16th January
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Podie said:
Found a photo on the car they were on originally.

The yellow bit replaces the silver ring, and I was looking at Perspex covers, but never got round to it. You had to drill a hole into the fibreglass and secure them from beneath.

Blimey I think I may have a couple of those along with perspex covers in my garage.

DamianS3

1,783 posts

128 months

Saturday 19th January
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I would love to take them off your hands?

Assuming you dont want them ?

You will be saying you have the hardtop next wink

Cheers

Damian

Alan Whitaker

Original Poster:

2,012 posts

128 months

Sunday 20th January
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I started a hard top two years ago, not done anything with it, just a top from some kit car, don't think it will ever be used.

Oldred_V8S

3,475 posts

184 months

Monday 21st January
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DamianS3 said:
I would love to take them off your hands?

Assuming you dont want them ?

You will be saying you have the hardtop next wink

Cheers

Damian
Damian - I dig them out and take some photo's if you like.
Too cold in the garage at the moment though. Drop me a PM to remind me.

Alan - I think the hard top was a Car SOS reference.

Edited by Oldred_V8S on Monday 21st January 15:31

Fefeu52

100 posts

12 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Does anybody tried to install Wipac Mini quadoptic units (£50) with a Chinese 35W H4 bixenon kit (£20) ?

Podie

45,581 posts

221 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Fefeu52 said:
Does anybody tried to install Wipac Mini quadoptic units (£50) with a Chinese 35W H4 bixenon kit (£20) ?
I replaced mine with mini units back in 2004 when I had it. May be worth searching PH. They were sold as "crystal halogen headlights" for the Mini

Fefeu52

100 posts

12 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Normaly "Cristal" headlights for Minis are not the way to go (on a Mini). I'm a newbie with TVR cars, but I have a huge experience with Minis (almost 20 years owning, driving and modifying). If you want your Mini to light properly, the only headlight brand to buy is Wipac. Late Minis (MPI) was fitted genuinely with Wipac quadoptic headlights and it light properly. But together with a bi-xenon kit, I'm pretty sure the result should be impressive.

Podie

45,581 posts

221 months

Tuesday 22nd January
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Fefeu52 said:
Normaly "Cristal" headlights for Minis are not the way to go (on a Mini). I'm a newbie with TVR cars, but I have a huge experience with Minis (almost 20 years owning, driving and modifying). If you want your Mini to light properly, the only headlight brand to buy is Wipac. Late Minis (MPI) was fitted genuinely with Wipac quadoptic headlights and it light properly. But together with a bi-xenon kit, I'm pretty sure the result should be impressive.
You're asking me to comment on something I did 15 years ago...