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Hi folks it’s been a while, but back working on my Range Rover. It’s an ‘89 but I am fitting an early front end and am now very confused about how the headlamps fit! Does anybody have some decent pictures? I have the alloy bezels and what I believe is the correct front to the new inner wing. I wish to fit a pair of RDX led headlamps but I have no idea what other parts I need, since the wipac bowls and retaining rings that i bought seem to fit neither the car or the lights! The factory parts manual shows various bits but the pictures are difficult to decipher!!

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My early parts book has the following-

mount ring RTC1821

Retainer ring PRC7992 (was 515218)

Seal 607206

Trimmer kit ( anchor and 2x screws ,washers , spacers inserts) AEU1478

2 of everything for complete set up 

cheers

Steve b

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  • 3 weeks later...

just for info, The bits were pretty much unavailable, so looked at a different route and ended up buying some jeep type headlamp mounts designed for LED 7" lamps. These required a few simple bits of cutting out to the front of the inner wing lamp boxes but fit a treat and allow much easier adjustment, and sit the lamps perfectly into the early type surrounds without any of the old fixings present.

 

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4 hours ago, retropower said:

just for info, The bits were pretty much unavailable, so looked at a different route and ended up buying some jeep type headlamp mounts designed for LED 7" lamps. These required a few simple bits of cutting out to the front of the inner wing lamp boxes but fit a treat and allow much easier adjustment, and sit the lamps perfectly into the early type surrounds without any of the old fixings present.

 

Good find , the original system was nothing to admire tbh

Steve

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17 hours ago, FridgeFreezer said:

Curious to see how tasteless the LED ones are, I've not seen any yet that I actually like :mellow:

Some are worse than others, but I haven’t seen any that look as good as filament lamp units on classic vehicles.  Then again, I haven’t been searching.  It’s a shame that the replacement bulbs don’t have much of a good reputation and aren’t legal in the UK, as they’re cheap (relatively) and Mike at Britannica Restorations reckons they’re pretty good (I asked him about brand and part numbers for the ones he uses, but he said he just gets them off eBay, with no specifics given).

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On 9/1/2020 at 6:37 PM, FridgeFreezer said:

Curious to see how tasteless the LED ones are, I've not seen any yet that I actually like :mellow:

Just showing these in case they’re ok, you don’t have to say you like them 😉😉😉😉
 

 

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17 hours ago, steve b said:

That is a very detailed and tidy build Steve , is it going to be a V8 ? 

LED's look ok , the silvering in the housing helps imo . 

cheers

Steve b

Yes 4.6 v8, now I have room, and nearly all of the dirty/messy stuff done, the aim is to start on the engine over the winter

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