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Old 26-04-23, 09:45 AM
Sgtprefect Sgtprefect is offline
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Default 406 headlights

Hi, This is my very first post on the forum - so please be gentle with me!

My boss has recently acquired the 406 that was customised on the TV show 'Ultimate Wheels' back in 2013, then displayed in the London Motor Museum, until it closed. Since then it has sat in a field looking very sorry for its self.

Although the car is structurally sound, a lot has been changed and modified, and he would like to put the car back to some resemblance of original and reverse most of the bodywork modifications.

The problem that we have run into is that all the lights had been removed and the rear lights and front indicators had been replaced with LED lights that you would expect to find in kitchen down lights rather than a car.

We have managed to find original replacements for these, however the headlights, bowls and trims had all been replaced with a modern style lamp held in by a custom made billet ring saying 'Bristol Bullet'.

We need to try and find replacements for both these lamps to get them back to as close to original as possible.

However these seem to be far wider than most classis cars of the period, we tried a 7 inch headlamp unit and the bowl practically fell through the hold in the wing, and none of the locating pins lined up with the existing holes in the wing.

Is there anyone out there who can help me, either with good used units or that can direct me to someone who can supply the bowls, lamps and trim rings?

Thank you in advance.

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