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PostPosted:Sun May 13, 2007 8:20 am 
hi guys. as the heading saies how do i convert to twin headlights?


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PostPosted:Sun May 13, 2007 2:42 pm 
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You need to weld the appropriate bit into the front panel, to go with twin headlights. It's really not worth doing.


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PostPosted:Sun May 13, 2007 7:02 pm 
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I think the light fittings rivet to that bit dave don't they?

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I'm pretty sure it's all welded in. It was on my car anyway, and that was certainly rusty enough to be original. :D


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PostPosted:Sun May 13, 2007 7:55 pm 
theheadlight retaining panel is different on the square and twin cars so it would mean cutting out the old panels and welding ,onto rust ,the new panels.
a lot of work ,if you are after brighter lights go for a halogen upgrade.


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And the halogen upgrade is much cheaper on the square headlight models anyway (just the bulb and some relays), as opposed to replacing everything as on the HL models.


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PostPosted:Sun May 13, 2007 10:08 pm 
cheers for all your help guys. only wanted twin headlights for the "sprint look" they look more racey with twin lights i think.


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cheers for all your help guys. only wanted twin headlights for the "sprint look" they look more racey with twin lights i think.
That was the idea behine twin lamps. But the square ones are actually a lot better at being headlights.


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PostPosted:Sat Jun 16, 2007 12:35 pm 
I agree that square lights are better.
I have a 1971 2 door Toledo that I rally with halogen lights in her, only thing is I have 130w bulbs in her with a relay on each light otherwise you will melt the switch!
I think the square lights actually look better than the twin lights in my sprint.
Stick with square!!


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PostPosted:Tue Jun 19, 2007 12:12 pm 
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You need to weld the appropriate bit into the front panel, to go with twin headlights. It's really not worth doing.
I've been thinking of doing the same n thought you just swapped the black grill sections from the square type to the rounded twin type?? or is it a case of taking that front panel out all together & putting a new front piece in??


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There is a bit of metalwork behind the grill that supports the headlamps that needs to be changed over. It's a part of the inner front panel IIRC.


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There is a bit of metalwork behind the grill that supports the headlamps that needs to be changed over. It's a part of the inner front panel IIRC
...and just so happens to have been reproduced by the Club. Trim it down a bit and I understand it can be fit as a repair section from inside the arch... :D

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