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Offline kamilb1998

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Re: C5 alternative indicator options.
« Reply #1 on: 01, April, 2012 - 20:17:57 »
The original fronts were old BL units I believe, so the same as fitted to Reliant Scimitars/Bond Bugs etc. and you can get them quite cheaply BUT the rears were made by Sinclair as far as I know and were only fitted to the C5.

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Re: C5 alternative indicator options.
« Reply #2 on: 01, April, 2012 - 20:21:12 »
The original fronts were old BL units I believe, so the same as fitted to Reliant Scimitars/Bond Bugs etc. and you can get them quite cheaply BUT the rears were made by Sinclair as far as I know and were only fitted to the C5.

Correct! The fronts are generic BL side repeaters MK1 Metro, Land Rover ect

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« Reply #3 on: 01, April, 2012 - 20:36:39 »
I thought folk could put ideas together to have something that looks good but not cost the earth. 2 of my C5's have indicators, 2 dont. I will not be paying £120 + just to have the rear ones identical as the fronts can be bought off the shelf now. I already have the front British Leyland indicators already in a drawer somewhere .


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Re: C5 alternative indicator options.
« Reply #6 on: 02, April, 2012 - 12:42:28 »
Chas fitted some pretty good ones to his Batmobile!


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Re: C5 alternative indicator options.
« Reply #7 on: 02, April, 2012 - 15:29:03 »
Chas are those LED indicators ???

Where did you get them ??

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Re: C5 alternative indicator options.
« Reply #8 on: 02, April, 2012 - 19:59:50 »
Hi there John .Here is a video of the indicators .....Bye Chas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh8UWpyuH5w


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Re: C5 alternative indicator options.
« Reply #10 on: 07, April, 2012 - 01:18:04 »
I have these pictures for the indicators.
Two very small ones on the front, the round ones on the rear. They are from Hella.


For the C5 purist it might be a horror though 8)

greetz

Frank

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Re: C5 alternative indicator options.
« Reply #11 on: 07, April, 2012 - 10:28:51 »
Purist ! ... Horror , Frank .... It looks great  8) personally I prefer yours, infact one of mine has a damaged rear lens and I am not paying stupid money for one. I will look at doing something like yours. Good looking modern style you have there fella.  ;D

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Re: C5 alternative indicator options.
« Reply #12 on: 07, April, 2012 - 12:18:21 »
Hi Marra,

The nice thing about these rear lights, is that they also work as breaking lights. So if I brake they shine twice as bright as the normal rear light.
I bought a plastic cutting board (second hand) to fit the lights in. I made two layers and mounted the lamps on the top layer. This second layer below this one, creates that little extra room you need for the lampholders behind the plastic. I first tried it with wood, but thats not weather proof.

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Re: C5 alternative indicator options.
« Reply #14 on: 10, April, 2012 - 12:58:57 »
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I am glad you didn't place a picture from my hairy arms!

It is nice to see that the "best" solutions are often found in copy-ing nature's way.

greetz

Frank