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F355 replace front lights with fixed units? Ever done?

Discussion in '348/355' started by Cavallino Motors, Feb 27, 2004.

  1. Cavallino Motors

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    Have you ever seen some kit that wiull get away with the pop-ups to have them fixed?

    I am asking for my Challenge car which does not presently have lights in them. I took the car out yesterday for the first time to the office and worked till late only to find out.....empty lights, not even the motors :(
     
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  3. Ira Schwartz

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    Yes Martin, MANY 348 and 355 Challenge cars have no headlights (often with the covers tack-welded shut). That's one of the first things I checked on when I bought my 348C, since I intended to drive it to and from the track. Have you noticed Jeff Ippoliti's trick 355? As I recall, it has fixed lights beneath plexi covers in those carbon-fiber front fenders- maybe he could fill you in.
     
  4. FLATOUTRACING

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    Martin,

    Ira is correct Jeff's car has fixed headlights. Also talk with Shelton. A few years back they did a custom 355 Spyder which was featured in Car and Driver which had custom Xenon fixed headlights.

    Regards,

    Jon P. Kofod
    www.flatoutracing.net
     
  5. Ira Schwartz

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    Good point, Jon. I'd forgotten about that Shelton 355 Spider in C&D, but you're right; it too had fixed lights.
     
  6. Cavallino Motors

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    Thanks guys, I forgot about Jeffs car as well.

    I guess that is pretty much along the line of =what I was thinking about. Although I hoiped for a redy pop in solution.

    I believe mine are welded as well. Could not really find the muse yesterday after a 10h flight and several hours at the office to go and check.

    Martin
     
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  8. MY355

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    I too have thought about this and would love to see pictures of this.
     

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