WANTED: rear lamps covers

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Little Prince
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WANTED: rear lamps covers

Post by Little Prince » Wed May 15, 2019 4:15 pm

i neeeeeed :)

dcwalker
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Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Post by dcwalker » Wed May 15, 2019 4:20 pm

Little Prince wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 4:15 pm
i neeeeeed :)
Sadly - and no offence - you and everyone else!

These are now like hen's teeth and command a fortune on the rare occasions they come up for sale.

Have you looked at the threads on here about restoring them?

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration masquerading as 346, Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

zapcity
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Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Post by zapcity » Wed May 15, 2019 4:41 pm

You can try Daniël Lindenburg on the Volvo 480 facebook page. He seems to have a selection of used items in various states (about 130euro/pair). With restoration you should be able to get something presentable.

As David said, new (or as new) are very rare.

Daniël listed a pair in February for in excess of 800euros. Joep sold a newish pair recently for 600euro which went within minutes. Stupidly, I didn't buy them.

They are literally like money in the bank, so if you can afford them buy them when you see them. They won't devalue sitting on a shelf!!

Good luck!
1994 480GT - arrived!!
XC60 and XC70 for the daily grind.
C70 Coupé Convertible for the sunny days. Should sell it but can't!

100
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Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Post by 100 » Thu May 16, 2019 8:20 am

Buy a pair with no cracks and get the sandpaper out!

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=35748

I'd love to have a go on some really buggered lights, to see whether they can be brought back...
1992 Volvo 480 ES Limited Edition
2005 Renault Clio V6 255
1962 Land Rover Series II

Alan 480
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Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Post by Alan 480 » Thu May 16, 2019 11:38 am

100 wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:20 am
Buy a pair with no cracks and get the sandpaper out!

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=35748

I'd love to have a go on some really buggered lights, to see whether they can be brought back...
provided that they are not 'cracked' due to 'prising' them out :wink: . . . . .
Alan

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

Nashy48
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Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Post by Nashy48 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:03 am

Will they fail a mot if there cracked and faded

dcwalker
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Re: WANTED: rear lamps covers

Post by dcwalker » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:08 am

Nashy48 wrote:
Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:03 am
Will they fail a mot if there cracked and faded
Depends how bad they are.

If they are so badly faded that they no longer give sufficient light output, or that light output is the wrong colour, then they will fail. In really bad cases they can be virtually white and opaque, which won't meet the standard required.

As for cracks, that's a bit different. If these do not affect the light output, I would expect them to actually fail only if they are causing white light to show where it should be red/orange.

David
Current: 1994 480 GT (plus 2004 C70 Collection, 2014 V60 SE Lux Nav)
Previous: Celebration masquerading as 346, Celebration 269 (sadly abandoned project), Celebration 73, 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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