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front lights question, showing off some bonnet lighting
« on: April 17, 2014, 08:52:22 PM »
hi all,
so, first the question. the lights on the front of my perentie that light up the p (originally TAC?) plate holders, mine are rusted to all hell, i was wondering where i would be able to get replacement hardware, including wiring as its corroded away to go with the rust. (the thing im talking about is circled in the first picture)

secondly, im a night dweller, and hate having to pack up when the sun goes down. so i decided to install some underbonnet lighting, im not quite done yet (i ran out of wire with one more light strip to wire up) but didnt think of doing a write up until i was just about done. im still happy too do one if there is enough interest. it just means some tricky photos. anyway. second photo is the lights off (circled) not the straightest but isnt really noticed. the third photo is the one strip swithced on at around 1840hrs so was just dark. and if you dont mind my phones pink night vision it lights up the engine quite well. i dont know how quick they will drain your battery but they should have a few good hours before you even notice anything

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lachlan

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Re: front lights question, showing off some bonnet lighting
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2014, 09:10:45 PM »
that was quick scott! thanks, but wow thats much more expensive then i was thinking. reckon i could find them any cheaper ? even used ones would do.

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Re: front lights question, showing off some bonnet lighting
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2014, 09:33:27 PM »
That's about right for NOS, there maybe second hand ones about but they are sucked up quickly as they suit series 2A and Series3 restorations as well

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Re: front lights question, showing off some bonnet lighting
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2014, 09:36:04 PM »
ok no worries ill keep an eye out for them. thanks for your help

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Re: front lights question, showing off some bonnet lighting
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2014, 10:32:17 PM »
For a new part that's a very good price
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Re: front lights question, showing off some bonnet lighting
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2014, 10:37:55 PM »
i just think its a bit steep for whats going to really be for aesthetics. i would be more than happy to pay that if i would be using it :/

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Re: front lights question, showing off some bonnet lighting
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2014, 11:04:07 PM »
If you don't need it leave it off. It's not really steep for what it is . It's just what they cost.
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Re: front lights question, showing off some bonnet lighting
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2014, 02:26:19 PM »
The light is actually for convoy travel at night, also called blackout lights as they operate when all other lights are turned off.  SO they aren't precisely for lighting up any unit or formation markings in the plate holders.
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