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Headlight shells

Postby andersonhdj on Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:08 pm

So the missus is redecorating the lounge and i am reqd to give opinion on curtains hence i get dragged thru a couple of shops, one of which happens to be "mr price home", now with an eye that looks for anything even vaguely sevenish, i spot these pedal waste bins in ss with this lovely perfectly domed lid, due-ly borrow ruler and measure diameter, 205mm - 8 inches. motorcycle assembly to fit. R159 apiece. still to confirm but maybe someone else also wants a look.
Hamish.
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Re: Headlight shells

Postby andersonhdj on Sun May 01, 2011 4:23 pm

Sorry chaps, not "Mr Price Home" - "@home" My wife corrected me this am. The headlite that will fit will be from a Yamaha xj 550, could probably also get an aftermarket unit branded as 'Xanadu" made in gong land of course, quality isnt too bad but you have to take special care of the chrome work. Comes as a semi sealed either normal or H4 attached to the chrome mounting ring.
I usually strip the unit and coat the inside of the rim with red oxide. the nice thing about this is you get full adjustability without having to loosen mountings etc.
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Re: Headlight shells

Postby andersonhdj on Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:50 pm

Further to this, The standard escort headlight and retaining bowl can be fitted with some retaining rings made, into these lids and the headlamp rings from an old landy fit exactly also with the addition of a small bracket. Rings from a mini would also probably work.
Beauty of this, you retain full adjustability. Will post pics when finished. still need to make the pedestals in stainless.
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