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Sorted front indicator lenses

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dundarach

Original Poster:

1,523 posts

146 months

Saturday 5th August 2006
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go try a 95 ish kia pride front lens on yours....

fits my like a glove, screws line up just swapped over orange glass!!

cost a couple of quid from scrap yard.

Chris

Jed-S

655 posts

134 months

Saturday 5th August 2006
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You star....

My neighbour has a Kia Pride and sure enough the lenses fit the recess nicely.

Just one thing - how did you removed the orange lens from the TVR/Sherpa ones? Mine seem to be bonded on. The Kia reflectors are too deep and protrude from the recess so the it doesn't look like I can use them.

Jed

TVRJOHN

931 posts

173 months

Sunday 6th August 2006
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How about a photo chaps ?

dundarach

Original Poster:

1,523 posts

146 months

Sunday 6th August 2006
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yes photos coming this evening....

i just unscrewed the orange lens and it came off, then just srewed on the the kia one...

did not remove the whole housing, however it would probably fit better if you did.

anyway will post photos later

glad to be of help to everyone

chris

dundarach

Original Poster:

1,523 posts

146 months

Sunday 6th August 2006
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okay dokey....

tvr with original indicator: www.flickr.com/photos/65014938@N00/207935730/

tvr with new kia indicator: www.flickr.com/photos/65014938@N00/207935728/

side by side: www.flickr.com/photos/65014938@N00/207935727/

long shot side by side: www.flickr.com/photos/65014938@N00/207935732/

hope these work, if not go to www.flickr.com and do a search for david lister school and open my gallery they'll be in there somewhere.....!

sorry ebayers trying to rip everyone off with stupid prices but this puppies not for barking....

Chris
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Jed-S

655 posts

134 months

Sunday 6th August 2006
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I went and removed my neighbours indicator again ( I'm sure she understands - her "boys" has just collected a Ford Dexta tractor to restore..) and discovered that there a spacer at the rear of the reflector that comes off and now the whole unit is only 15mm deep. Looks very likely that you could use the whole Kia unit if needed.

page3

3,424 posts

169 months

Sunday 6th August 2006
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@dundarach slightly off-topic - but is that a chrome number-plate surround I see?

dundarach

Original Poster:

1,523 posts

146 months

Sunday 6th August 2006
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yer it is chrome, whys that, the number plate comes from volvo main dealers where it was mot'd last year....!!!!

also have a 850 awd thats smelly, old but great fun

clarenceboddiger

1,398 posts

133 months

Sunday 6th August 2006
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Well Done, actually looks better than original,off to get some soon.

russ35

2,019 posts

157 months

Monday 7th August 2006
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Not sure if a like them, but the main thing is that there now appears to be a replacement we can use. I've got a spare lens anyway but I'm going to get a pair of these anyway.

mr clifford

803 posts

145 months

Monday 7th August 2006
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clarenceboddiger said:
Well Done, actually looks better than original,off to get some soon.


Agreed ..much neater !

AutoAndy

2,036 posts

133 months

Monday 7th August 2006
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Ohhh you star!

I down to the scrapy this weekend...

tvrgit

8,400 posts

170 months

Monday 7th August 2006
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I think I have found another possible candidate - all I know is that the orange lens is the right size and the distance between the screw holes is correct. I measured it at a car show yesterday. I haven't taken one off yet to check the reflector size etc...

Not that common a car though, but maybe more in scrapyards than Kia Prides...

I'll try to check before I give a definite.

steve j

3,211 posts

146 months

Monday 7th August 2006
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Top man Chris,

longers

4,222 posts

146 months

Tuesday 8th August 2006
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steve j said:
Top man Chris,


tvrgit

8,400 posts

170 months

Tuesday 8th August 2006
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Just ordered a couple of new KIA lenses - £3.84 + VAT each, hardly worth scouring scrapyards for.

Did you change just the lens? How easy was it to separate the LDV lens from the black reflector bit?

oldred

3,304 posts

156 months

Wednesday 9th August 2006
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Top man!!!! This is why I love this site. Off to buy shares in Kia now, their spares sales are about to rocket. Just like to add I prefer the Kia ones as well!

Edited by oldred on Wednesday 9th August 13:01

tvrgit

8,400 posts

170 months

Wednesday 9th August 2006
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When I said:
I think I have found another possible candidate - all I know is that the orange lens is the right size and the distance between the screw holes is correct. I measured it at a car show yesterday. I haven't taken one off yet to check the reflector size etc...

Not that common a car though, but maybe more in scrapyards than Kia Prides...

I'll try to check before I give a definite.

I meant that I think that the Jaguar XJS fits - I measured the screw centres and overall size and it looks right.

Obviously, as I said, I have now ordered Kia ones so won't be following this up (unless they don't fit!), but if anybody else wants to give it a try...

swisss

112 posts

141 months

Thursday 10th August 2006
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You lot are wasted on TVR ownership. Talk about resourceful.

The only thing that would grate with me is the visible gap behind the rubber bumper bit. Bet you can't source a piece of something that covers that.

(gauntlet thrown down)

Does this open the possibility of finding a clear lens ( do BMW E30 clear lenses fit - even the clear Toyota Hilux ones look close?) Or is that a bit too Lax Power?



Edited by swisss on Thursday 10th August 10:27

Jed-S

655 posts

134 months

Sunday 13th August 2006
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I've just fitted the Kia lenses to my car.





Not that bad a job to do and they look a lot neater than the cracked originals.