Coupe interior lights

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Coupe interior lights

Post by scimjim » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:21 pm

A request has been made on FB for these (I need one too). They have been unobtanium for years - perhaps modern technology has made the manufacture of the covers more viable?
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Re: Coupe interior lights

Post by rebel alliance » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:09 am

If you search (vintage car interior light) on ebay a similar item is on there



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Re: Coupe interior lights

Post by Coupe Racing » Tue Dec 06, 2016 4:32 am

Is 3D printing an option


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Post by scimjim » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:25 am

rebel alliance wrote:If you search (vintage car interior light) on ebay a similar item is on there
Presumably you mean these two NOS? Without measurements they do look similar but I'm looking for a more enduring and controllable supply solution.


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Post by scimjim » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:26 am

Coupe' Racing wrote:Is 3D printing an option
Exactly what I was thinking. Ben Faulkener has suggested it on FB.


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Re: Coupe interior lights

Post by toomanysabres » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:05 am

I made one once (don't laugh) by laying up a single layer of tissue matting on a broom handle. :D


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Post by peter freeman » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:13 am

Did you do that just before you flew off Geoff



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Re: Coupe interior lights

Post by AllingtonGT » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:19 am

The ones on eBay: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-CLASS ... SwcLxYMrsk are similar but not the same. I got a pair off a Rover specialist and fitted them to Coupe B pillars but the base is too wide really. The covers are not interchangeable.



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Re: Coupe interior lights

Post by ScimmyMike » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:59 am

I've also got a pair of Rover P5 interior lights which are as the ebay advert though didn't pay anywere near that for them, they aren't the same but as the only alternative I came across was a crappy plastic thing from a proper MINI thought they'll have to do, not tried them mind you for sit.


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Re: Coupe interior lights

Post by rebel alliance » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:05 pm

If you want a lot Jim then try vacuum forming ..Hampshire signs and plastics 02392486633



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Re: Coupe interior lights

Post by mn757 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:19 pm

Not original, but I've fitted a 6a rear loadspace light on mine, it fits nicely on the B pillar and works well


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Post by trevor » Fri Jan 17, 2020 9:53 pm

I have a damaged lense on one of these lights. I can be used, but I could do with a new one - in fact I could do with a second lense as I have another base.
I am going to take a pattern and use it to suction/vacuum mould new ones. I see no problem and if it works I could make as many as I like or get bored.
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Post by scimjim » Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:52 am

UPDATE - apparently they’re the same as the Austin Farina range (110 Westminster) without the reflector bit and there are new plans afoot to have the lenses made.
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I need one as you can see from this pic.
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Post by roymck » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:46 am

Better picture showing the inside , also it’s a good idea to change the festoon bulb to a LED to stop burning .
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Post by roymck » Sat Jan 18, 2020 7:51 am

Used Lense on EBay now at £24.99



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