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Ronnie rs1600

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Hi too all, still very much a virgin here? so struggling to even navigate my way round! Anyway to the point - mk 1, I'm looking for many things goes without say. But im at the moment looking for the rectangle head lights for my project!  The reason being is that I can't commit to buying the front panel till I secure the lights first.. Help appreciated. Cheers Ronnie 

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They're a bit of a rare item, if you do find them you'll need deep pockets. Ray may be able to point you in the right direction.

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Believe the Vauxhall ones have deeper lenses and protrude to far out on an escort.

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6 minutes ago, colr6 said:

Believe the Vauxhall ones have deeper lenses and protrude to far out on an escort.

You're right, it does say that in the listing too

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8 minutes ago, Xp197777 said:

Hi Ronnie what model are you restoring, might be able to help with parts

have a look at his user name, just might possibly give you a clue

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the car will be a replica, and at the moment it still retains its original front panel, as it was a 1300E

I suspect that will change at some future stage though

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Somewhat confused by what Ronnies asking for , sounds like he wants rectangle lights for a front panel he hasn’t bought yet, if he’s building a rs1600 rep the lights are not rectangular 

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2 hours ago, Mexican Gerbil said:

I’m not a Gerbil 

Shutup and get back in yer wheel ! :-D :-D :-D

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16 hours ago, Xp197777 said:

Hi Ronnie what model are you restoring, might be able to help with parts

 

15 hours ago, Xp197777 said:

Somewhat confused by what Ronnies asking for , sounds like he wants rectangle lights for a front panel he hasn’t bought yet, if he’s building a rs1600 rep the lights are not rectangular 

Hi mate , yes my user name is a bit of a giveaway!  I understand the confusion so here goes mate, just to clear this up for future reference.  My donor car is a 1300E. My project car is going to be a rs1600 bda repro. Yes i know they didn't come with rectangular headlight!! Im putting my own twist, personal touch to it by making it basically a 1300 gt front end. I personally like the look of them  so that's probably got s lot to do with it ad well. Cheers Ronnie 

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16 hours ago, Xp197777 said:

Hi Ronnie what model are you restoring, might be able to help with parts

Hi ,  i'd be grateful for any Parts or info you could put my way. Yes my rectangular headlight rs1600 bda project is just a slighty different take on a great car. Cheers Ronnie 

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I reacon that's what he's asking......any pics of the build mate?

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Hi mate,  the Orange mk1 profile pic is my starting point. Its a 1300E. That will be getting totally stripped and re-paneled to AVO spec Shell, ie..chassis up grade, new inner AVO wings etc...you get the picture!  I usually start of a project like most i guess collecting Parts, whistle I start on the bodywork. I tend to seek the rarer parts 1St, ie like the rectangle headlights. Yes rectangle... This is my take on a RS1600 Bda repro. bda parts that I have already are block and period NOS pistons..gearbox I'm still thinking about, although I have a good type 9. Orginal Factory works  reverse lights. 140 clock..regards Ronnie 

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Sounds like it's going to be a nice build. Proberbly a few people would frown at my car but I built my mk1 for me.
Looking foward to following this one. Good luck mate

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20 hours ago, Xp197777 said:

Somewhat confused by what Ronnies asking for , sounds like he wants rectangle lights for a front panel he hasn’t bought yet, if he’s building a rs1600 rep the lights are not rectangular 

Hi Xp, yes thats what im saying, I don't want to buy the rectangle front panel light housing till I secure the lights first!  Reason being i might not be able to source them so will have to with round lights. The rectangle light front panels are a good bit more expensive. Do you have rectangle lights XP? ?  I wish Ronnie 

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Just now, GT65 said:

Sounds like it's going to be a nice build. Proberbly a few people would frown at my car but I built my mk1 for me.
Looking foward to following this one. Good luck mateemoji106.png

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Cheers mate...i will be posting pics as I go. Yes i guess my idea of a repro rs1600 bda with rectangular head lights and front indicator/side lights combined won't be for everyone but its what ive visualised after many months of pondering! ?.  Don't get me wrong mate..if i had a Orginal rs1600 BDA  it would be getting restored as is! Cheers Ronnie 

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