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PostPosted: Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:50 pm    Post subject: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1522583

He has these under general parts section. I found out on FaceBook

They would have saved me hundreds of hours work and I probably spent this much trying to fix what I had.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I look forward to some feedback on the quality/fit of these pieces.

I can use a pair for sure.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was wondering if they could be used to "convert" a late model ghia to a lowlight setup until I looked at the pics. They can!! I had this in mind for my car. That is too cool.
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From my perspective vintage VW's are beyond being used for daily driver purposes. It would be best to have your car parked in a garage, and kept away from the elements on a daily basis. Zack


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an original lowlight well at least 80 percent of it, I need the front end someone put a later model front end, I wonder if this is what I need, they did a very good job of installing the front end but they went to a 73 front end. I couldn't find a lowlight front for the right price so I restored it like that for now...
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have an original lowlight well at least 80 percent of it, I need the front end someone put a later model front end, I wonder if this is what I need, they did a very good job of installing the front end but they went to a 73 front end. I couldn't find a lowlight front for the right price so I restored it like that for now...

You can also get low light vent openings from Wolf and change your car back using these headlights and Wolfs vents
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djway3474 wrote:
alex3012red wrote:
I have an original lowlight well at least 80 percent of it, I need the front end someone put a later model front end, I wonder if this is what I need, they did a very good job of installing the front end but they went to a 73 front end. I couldn't find a lowlight front for the right price so I restored it like that for now...

You can also get low light vent openings from Wolf and change your car back using these headlights and Wolfs vents


Is that wolfsburg west you are talking about having the pieces for the vents? I looked online and didn't see them.
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From my perspective vintage VW's are beyond being used for daily driver purposes. It would be best to have your car parked in a garage, and kept away from the elements on a daily basis. Zack


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.wolfparts.com/shop/index.php?cPath=22&osCsid=ug8ojlm5e04elpuukpl9gel276 nope wolf parts
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

been looking for the aftermarket sheet metal for my lowlight, looked on wolf parts and couldn't find the vents and head light sheet metal, anybody else makes them
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

been looking for the aftermarket sheet metal for my lowlight, looked on wolf parts and couldn't find the vents and head light sheet metal, anybody else makes them
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2016 11:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

been looking for the aftermarket sheet metal for my lowlight, looked on wolf parts and couldn't find the vents and head light sheet metal, anybody else makes them
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:09 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

These guys have them but they are very expensive:

https://www.vintagecarparts.de/liste.php?set_shop=1&set_wg=30&set_markwg=85;30

Danny Gabbard on here was looking to make and sell lowlight headlight sections so you could check with him
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

The ad in the 1st post at the top is still active, shows he has headlight metal and vents.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

I mailed Sam about headlightsections and freshairvemts last week.
They are out of stock at the moment, but I'm on the waitinglist Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 8:34 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

Those are freaking cool. If I wasn't a pureist, I'd jump on those to convert my 63 to a lowlight. Then again, I'd feel like a woman who wanted a Prada purse but instead got a Prado
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 9:02 am    Post subject: Re: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

Mscdman wrote:
Those are freaking cool. If I wasn't a pureist, I'd jump on those to convert my 63 to a lowlight. Then again, I'd feel like a woman who wanted a Prada purse but instead got a Prado


See I don't know what that means .... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Lowlight headlight metal Reply with quote

Why not use original sheet metal? While NOS metal isn't available there I've seen postings from parts cars. Probably much less overhead to float out any metal damage and end up with something closer to stock.

I had a '57 and stashed a some what dented nose for parts. It's still in the shop. I'm sure there are others in the classifieds.

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