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Military Side Lights and Indicators...how much?!!

Discussion in '101's and Military' started by v8250, Nov 17, 2020.

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  1. v8250

    v8250 Well-Known Member

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    Hi All,

    Sunday thought I'd take a close look at the front side lights and indicators...they're the originals and don't think they've ever been taken off in 33 years [they've been in a box since I started the 90 refurb']. Upon inspection the rubbers and rear screws were covered in crud...and solid sandy/clay that's set like concrete :mad:

    So last night soaked in hot soapy water and gave them a thorough scrubbing & removed all the crud. Then disassembled....£!!*&%)*@!!...all the wires at neck of rubber are split/broken insulation; I'm surprised they ever worked...or worse, wires didn't overheat!

    Taking a closer look at the side light and indicator lenses made me think I should buy new. Then came the shock...how much?! Some Blue Box vendors wanting £75 a lens o_O Determined to find some correctly priced lenses and to share finds if others are looking too, here are links

    Front side lights @ £25ea https://www.greenmachinesurplus.com/lucas-side-lamp-lensfv817224-1187-p.asp
    Front Indicator @ £15ea https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lucas-La...rentrq:d78dc7211750aa47a0a58b03fff4b2c0|iid:1

    Rear Indicator @ £15ea https://www.thexmod.com/item_detail.aspid=2355&t=Lens_Indicator_Rear_FV760733 [these have brighter lenses than fronts but are identical in size, so have bought four]

    So, if looking for new lenses and not wanting to pay a Kings Ransom...here are good links
     
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    flat Well-Known Member

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    Honestly keep an eye on eBay or the military Land Rover parts group on Facebook.

    I have managed to get a whole set of replacement lights for mine for about £40 but it’s taken me a couple of months of buying bits and pieces.

    new boots and stainless rings are available here
    https://www.designdevelopmenteng.co.uk/store/-c29784351
     
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    @flat , yes have been looking for NOS items, there's someone selling a batch but no side lights [they appear to be the rarer/more expensive units]. I did see these st/st rings, luckily mine are fine and I'll be buzzing back and painting mine to look correct when refitting.
     
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    I've also been buying them as they've come up on ebay,
    Got sent a box full for free off a Facebook group member when I crashed mine and needed a clear one, that was a pleasant surprise.
     
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