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Front Parking Lights Plus 2

PostPost by: bengalcharlie » Tue Sep 14, 2004 3:12 am


does anyone know from which car the parking lights do originate ?
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PostPost by: gino1 » Tue Sep 14, 2004 6:22 am

This site should be useful to find what came from where.

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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:44 am

We had a thread running about this recently. It was suggested that they could be from the Rover 2000 mounted upside down, they are similar, but I think you will find that they were in fact Lotus only.
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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Sep 14, 2004 12:07 pm

sorry for being a bit thick....but......what is the parking light????? or is this a federal addition only????
ps I only ask as the lights to the front are MG for the head light and some bus (that I cant remember the name of) for the side light indicator....as for the rear they are lotus only but derived from the rear lights of the S2 or S3 e-typre jaguar
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PostPost by: garyk » Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:20 pm

As a supplementary, does anyone know where to get replacement surrounds for these lights?

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PostPost by: flyinggellyfish » Tue Sep 14, 2004 8:17 pm

I read a article in a mag that suggested they are also fitted to Duple coaches . I can not confirm that though .

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PostPost by: Roy Gillett » Wed Sep 15, 2004 8:15 am

I have heard the Duple coach source before as well. I am fairly sure they were not used on any other UK car.

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:50 am

Hello Garenth, the "parking light" is the "corner marker." The slender ones above the bumper out on the front wings/fenders. The federal "lights" were side markers, front and rear, first just reflectors, later used as side repeater lights. I think the parking light is also the turn signal?
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PostPost by: cdraper » Thu Sep 23, 2004 6:43 pm

The parking lights were unique Lotus and the tooling was scraped a week or so before the "rescue" team moved in!!
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