New headlight fitting

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les traveller
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New headlight fitting

Postby les traveller » Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:52 pm

Hello
I've replaced my headlights on my traveller. Not happy with how the circular rubber seal fits between the car body and headlight itself.
I am a new member maybe the answer is obvious to someone.
I'm thinking that I may need to apply more than the one seal of the same to make it fit flush, would I be correct?
Regards
Les
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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby 53lake » Mon Sep 07, 2020 5:59 pm

I've had similar trouble. The chrome bezel has to fit over the tabs in the rim of the headlamp bowl that screws into the wing. It looks like either your bezel isn't snapped into place over all the tabs, or the headlamp bowl isn't fastened to the wing correctly.
I found it quite difficult to get the bezel to seat properly. I found it necessary to back off the bowl-to-wing screws so the gasket gap opened up, then jiggle the bezel until it fitted properly. Unfortunately the screw heads aren't accessible with the headlamp fitted, so I had to screw them from inside the wing. Hope this helps.

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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby les traveller » Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:13 pm

I'll take them out and start again bearing in mind what you have said.
Thankyou for you descriptive reply.

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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby SteveClem » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:19 pm

A late, great, contributor to this forum would have had a lot to say about headlight peaks :lol:
Suffice to say, he wasn’t keen on them...

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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby ManyMinors » Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:01 pm

You have the wrong rubber gasket fitted. The outside diameter is too small.
Also, the chrome rim is a reproduction item which quite possibly doesn't fit as well as an original one and fitting the accessory "peak" underneath it probably doesn't help much.

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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby taupe » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:43 pm

SteveClem wrote:
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:19 pm
A late, great, contributor to this forum would have had a lot to say about headlight peaks :lol:
Suffice to say, he wasn’t keen on them...
yes good ol BMC Ecosse.....me as well ...Pedestrian slicers...I still have the scars!"
Ask yourself how will you feel if you hit a child and disembowel them....... :o :o :wink: :wink:

I know thats :roll: a bit strong...maybe yours have proper rolled edges not sharp as a razor like the one that cut me..

Taupe

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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby les » Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:58 pm

They look pretty flimsy so hopefully would fold up if hit but I feel the same as Roy did.


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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby les traveller » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:17 am

All I've done is to ask as question about my headlight fitting.
Feel like iv been bombarded with neg comments on the PEAKS. !
At no stage (having recently bought my first awaited traveller ) I hadn't realised about the injury they could cause.

I will remove them.
Thankyou for the advice on correcting the fitting problem from 'manyminors'

I have now cancelled my membership, can't believe the snobbery and know all that goes on.
Good bye

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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby Shropshiremoggie » Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:40 am

A shame you feel you have to cancel your membership . Posts often bring about humour and camaraderie which I think ( dare I say ) you have misinterpreted . There is a wealth of expertise and advice on the forum which any owner of a Minor should welcome .

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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby les » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:01 am

Keep your peaks, it’s your car, just because I and others don’t like the things shouldn’t worry you. A lot of threads go off subject and in doing so can be quite interesting. You shouldn’t be so sensitive about it, and as for a recent post of yours, now rightly removed, well that was downright rude. Its your loss leaving the club, you would have found it very useful. However like the peaks it’s your choice.


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Re: New headlight fitting

Postby Michiel » Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:38 pm

It's unwise off course to leave the forum, but he IS right about the snobbery. The guy says he is new to the forum and you welcome him with what you call "camaraderie"?
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