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Euro lenses on US Spec cars - thoughts?

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  1. 76Steel

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    Hello everyone:

    Interested in your thoughts on putting Euro amber/white front turn lenses on US cars that would normally have all amber lenses. Anyone did this? I know Dr. Tommy did & I might also. (Easy switch back in any case).

    Think it gives a cool up-graded effect, but just wondering what you guys think. Not 100% sure yet.

    Thanks!
    Mike / 76 Steel
     
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  3. climb

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    Look better to me too. I'm planning on making the switch.
     
  4. BigTex

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    I think it's gay.....LOL!

    Whatever floats your boat actually.........do you use an amber lamp or white???

    Mainly just be sure to use the smaller bulb, an #1157 jammed in there will melt a hole in the lens....

    Personally I try to keep my cars as original as possible, that's part of maintaining the Heritage.....although a neon underbody kit would get some attention......;)
     
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  6. 76Steel

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    Yeah, I know - the Heritage and I do have actually pretty strong feelings about that ... do not want to make my car into something that was never supposed to be. Don't know - I'll see. Could be just for fun, switch to amber anytime, easily.

    I have all white bulbs. So far no melting problems, but the lense sthat are on my car are all original allllllllll the way from 76, ha.
     
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  8. BigTex

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    I break about 2 a year.

    The bulb in the smaller compartment is much smaller, just get the right card off the rack...Park/run is the description.......
     
  9. Brian Harper

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    I think it is cool. It is the way that the car was meant to be. Only goofy US laws made them change it. Going all clear/white as all the Fast and Furious Accords have out there would be wrong, though. I would really like the amber turn lights for the rear of my GT4. I think that all red has a certain appeal, but amber seems "correct."
     
  10. BigTex

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    The all clear ones were for one of the EU countries, don't recall which one.

    One East Coast State has restrictions about how many white lamps can face forward, a friend was pulled over in a Shelby Mustang, when new, for using his grill lights together with his high beams....have no idea if this is still the case.
     
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    My car had the Euro light conversion done. I like the contrast much better.
     
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  14. 76Steel

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    Yeah - thanks - great thoughts. If I had a Euro spoiler, I'd change it 100% ... well its not life or death issue, but always nice to think how you can improve little things for fun, looks, heritage, piss of your neighbor or well - because we like to, ha.
     
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    fitted new euro to my car last week something i've wanted to do for a long time chek out my avitar ........... i love it
     
  16. M.James

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    I have Euros on my car - my mechanic sold me the set for $70 a pair....I bought them under the illusion that the US Amber lenses were going for $300/pair, and thought it was better to have the more-expensive plastic off the car and in a safe place. I think the US Amber lenses are much cheaper now, but I prefer the look of the Euros so they're staying....
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was Italy. This picture appears in the 1975 308 GTB Factory brochure:
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  18. 76Steel

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    The ambers are available at T Rutlands and sell for $169 ... they are reproductions, though, but don't know might go for Euros. You can still get real original Euros. From what I heard most original ambers endednup on kit cars or just simply broke over the years.
     

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