>>Patrick Fitzhorn wrote:
>>>I've been looking for a pair of used MK4 or 1500
>>>front side marker lamp assemblies for some time
>>>now without much success. Found several sets in
>>>poor condition, but I'm looking for a pair in good,
George Fisher wrote:
>>I have a similar problem... I'm restoring a '72 Mk IV and a '73 1500, and
>>the light assemblies are in good condition _except_ for the rubber seals.
>>Does anyone have a source for new seals without having to buy the entire
>>light assemblies ($$$!!).
Richard Jackson wrote:
>I know thats it might be a bit of a long way to go for such a small part,
>T.D.Fitchett in Telford, England,(See the list I mailed yesterday) sells
>for around 10 pounds(15 dollars) a pair.
I think we have a bit of a translation problem with the words 'side lamps'.
IMHO these are not what the traditional Brit 'side lights'
The parts that are being sought here in the US are the US madated
<side marker lamps>. These are a combination reflector / lamp mounted
to the sides of the vehicle. Amber in front, red in rear. These lamps
were *not* fitted to UK home market vehicles.
Unfortunately the rubber bits which Patrick and George seek have
been unavailable for quite some time. They are not included (to my
knowledge) even if you bought the whole lamp assembly. To make
things worse, all four of these lamps use slightly different rubber
gaskets. Although they could be interchanged somewhat, upsetting
the angle of the lamps. A very similar lamp can be found on some
Hope this helps
75, 78, 78 Spitfires
(could use a couple of said rubber parts myself)