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hru
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« on: February 15, 2008, 04:48:46 pm »

Hi all

A month ago (or was it two) I promised to look in for an adaptor plate for fitting Golf II headlights for Murena.

Reason #1: The headlight from Golf is very cheap ~20 EUR pr pcs
Reason #2: No original new headlights exists.

The Golf headlight used is the left side only - to be honest, I dont know if there is any difference between right/left... Wink

I have the adaptors now, and have installed a set - see attached photos.
Krede and Davidewanprice was interested I remember. Please contact me on ruberg (a) info.dk

I have a few extra sets - price is 25 EUR + postage.
Sorry for the high price, the adaptor is made of stainless steel (304) 1.5 mm, and in design it can only be made on a laser cutter. (and to start up programs etc. has a certain price, not the plate it self.)
On the other side - a total of 65-70 EUR for a completely new headlight set for Murena cannot be found anywhere

The adaptor uses the existing mounting and brackets - no changes to this.

I have 17 pics in total.

/Henrik

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« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 04:50:47 pm »

More pics.....
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 04:52:47 pm »

Even more pics
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« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2008, 04:55:19 pm »

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« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2008, 04:56:02 pm »

Last pics
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2008, 04:58:54 pm »

Excellent work, Henrik! Godt gċet. Price seems fair to me as startup costs are understandible.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2008, 05:56:28 pm »

have you a dimensioned plan ?, because I have a bench of cutting (plasma) on my work place
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2008, 04:39:06 pm »

Good work Henrik! Grin

I would like a set sometime but I am in no hurry as my murena is stripped out for a re-tim and I am re-building the rear trailing arms while it is off the road.

David
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« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2008, 05:29:30 pm »

on the other hand, the headlights of origin for murena are always available (expensive but available)
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« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2008, 06:59:13 pm »

on the other hand, the headlights of origin for murena are always available (expensive but available)

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Reason #2: No original new headlights exists.

Seems like people can't agree on this....  Grin
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« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2008, 07:44:04 pm »

Nice work.

looks like a bloody new headlight pod!  :-)

I have found these pictures from my Golf-I conversion some 10 years ago:
 
  http://www.matrasport.dk/Cars/Murena/Guides/headlights/index.html

(Pictures, car and work of much lower quality than yours though)

/Lennart
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« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2008, 09:06:19 pm »

Nice work.

looks like a bloody new headlight pod!  :-)

Thanks !

It is completely renovated. All metal brackets has been off, and warm galvanized instead of elektro galvanizing.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2008, 12:44:28 am »

Might be a silly question... but .... are Golf headlights any good?
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2008, 03:50:12 pm »

mmm...the reflection layer will be 25 years newer.
2 new halo bulbs wil do a lot to.
And its grundlich designed.
I would say, a good modification for a few bucks.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2008, 04:09:42 pm »

mmm...the reflection layer will be 25 years newer.
2 new halo bulbs wil do a lot to.
And its grundlich designed.
I would say, a good modification for a few bucks.
Sorry, but that doesn't answer my question.  When I had a Rancho (mid 80's) the headlights were a lot better than my father-in-law's Mk1 Golf and both were fitted with halogen bulbs.

There is not a lot you can do with single round headlight but some are better than others.

Perhaps if I re-phrase my question it will be clearer.  As a cheaper alternative to the originals this is a great idea but has anyone who carried out this modification noticed any difference in performance (obviously taking into consideration any deterioration to the original reflectors)?
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