Light Conversion

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Micahs95turbo
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Light Conversion

Post by Micahs95turbo » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:04 pm

Hi all! I have just bought a 1995 Turbo and I’m shipping it to Western Germany from Gateshead, UK. I know from experience that headlamp housings are usually RHD or LHD specific. Is that the case with the pop-up headlamps? I’m making a large parts list, so expect to see a lot more of me as I restore this garage find. 🙂
UK spec RHD in Germany!
1995 Turbo 5-speed with 66k miles
Garage find restoration project.

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jamescarruthers
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Re: Light Conversion

Post by jamescarruthers » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:08 pm

You are right, LHD and RHD Headlights are available and you can easily swap just the square glass headlight units over. ‎

You should be easily able to get those from Germany. ‎

You will be at least the second RHD 480 to go to Germany. My previous '87 ES car‎ went there last year. There is a RHD car is France also I believe. 
1987 Volvo 480 ES, 507274, 217 - Red (Ness)
2001 Volvo C70 2.4T convertible (Olivolvo)
2008 Mini Cooper convertible (Mau)

Previous 480's:
J123 CFU -- ES
J449 MNL -- ES auto
D864 CPV -- ES
L691 JFC -- Turbo
F70 MNR -- ES
H858 FGV -- Turbo auto
E981 KHM -- ES (509849)

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Re: Light Conversion

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:50 pm

I have (had) a pair of nearly new LHD lens units, I passed them across to David Walker as no use to me but thought they might help a fellow 480 user :wink:
, he is around NE England, might help you?
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Re: Light Conversion

Post by jifflemon » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:30 am

and there was this thread too

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Re: Light Conversion

Post by Micahs95turbo » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:43 pm

Awesome responses guys! I’ll track down the LHD glass portion and get them installed soon.
UK spec RHD in Germany!
1995 Turbo 5-speed with 66k miles
Garage find restoration project.

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Re: Light Conversion

Post by dcwalker » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:42 pm

I do indeed have a pair of LHD lights that I could easily be persuaded to part with...😉

David
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Re: Light Conversion

Post by Micahs95turbo » Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:55 am

dcwalker wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:42 pm
I do indeed have a pair of LHD lights that I could easily be persuaded to part with...😉

David
Shall I PM you and try to get those shipped here before the price of shipping goes up? Lol
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Garage find restoration project.

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Re: Light Conversion

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:01 am

You will be at least the second RHD 480 to go to Germany. My previous '87 ES car‎ went there last year. There is a RHD car is France also I believe.
There is indeed a RH drive in France - our friend Olivier from the French 480 club came over to Bristol to get it as it has cruise control and aircon as well as sunroof and half leather interior. Last year he was very worried about getting it through the French MoT, it's only every other year but tougher than ours. Naturally we expressed an interest in bringing it 'home', so we'll see what has happened at the meet in 2 weeks time.
Sylvia

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Re: Light Conversion

Post by dcwalker » Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:36 am

Micahs95turbo wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:55 am
dcwalker wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:42 pm
I do indeed have a pair of LHD lights that I could easily be persuaded to part with...😉

David
Shall I PM you and try to get those shipped here before the price of shipping goes up? Lol
Please do and we'll get it sorted, no problems 😊

David
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Previous: Celebration 346 (sold to Alan480), Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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