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#1 Richard71

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:17 PM

I'm trying to sort out a load of teething troubles and make some finishing touches...….right now I can's seem to be able to fit the headlight rims.

Please see attached photos, I've tried manipulating the outer rim over the metal bowl rim but it's not happening, are the inner & outer rims I have compatible, am I missing some clips or something similar.

 

Thanks in advance for any info.

 

Richard.

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#2 Mark69

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:37 PM

Are those the push on ones Richard.
I ordered complete units from tr shop and they supplied push on rims.
Not fitted yet but having played with them they seem a real pain.
Thinking of changing for screw on type.
Good luck Mark
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#3 colin3511

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:41 PM

Hi Richard,

I had exactly the same issue and mine came as a complete kit. Turned out there are some under size bezels out there that simply won't fit. Supplier exchanged them and everything went together easily.

Colin
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#4 Richard71

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 04:48 PM

Thanks Mark & Colin,

 

I'm assuming they're the push-on type due to the absence of a hole for a screw...….this project was 10yrs in the making, can't for the life of me remember how long ago I bought them, if I bought it all as part of a kit and which supplier I bought them from.

 

Should I buy replacement push-on rims, or if the inner rim can accommodate can I buy the screw-on type???

 

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#5 DRD

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:35 AM

I recently replaced my push on rims and they were much harder to fit than the original ones, I think there is less give in the clip.

 

Eventually I got them on but it required lots of patience.

 

You need to position the rim so the spring clip is in the retainer on the headlight or very close to it so when you rotate the rim it clips in.

 

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#6 Keith66

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:45 PM

Hi Richard

 

What a coincidence, just fitted my rings/bezels this week end.

 

Now there are two ring and two clips types, at least.

 

I know this as err I’ve got one of each.

 

So one is a push on spring clip and one is a screw on. Both clips secure by sitting behind the metal headlight bowl with two small prongs pointing outwards and locating in a couple of holes in the bowl rim. The spring bit and tang with the screw hole point outwards as well allowing you to firmly push on the spring rims or screw the screw through to rim into the tang. It looks like your clip is correctly located so no worries there.

Now looking at your pics the ring is a push on, as you say no hole but in image two it looks like the clip is a screw on as the pointy out bit is flat and not curved black spring steel. It looks like it has a hole so that may be the issue.

 

I’d post some pics of mine but they are now sitting on the car. Hope this helps.

 

Cheers

 

Keith


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#7 Richard71

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:49 PM

 

Hi Richard

 

What a coincidence, just fitted my rings/bezels this week end.

 

Now there are two ring and two clips types, at least.

 

I know this as err I’ve got one of each.

 

So one is a push on spring clip and one is a screw on. Both clips secure by sitting behind the metal headlight bowl with two small prongs pointing outwards and locating in a couple of holes in the bowl rim. The spring bit and tang with the screw hole point outwards as well allowing you to firmly push on the spring rims or screw the screw through to rim into the tang. It looks like your clip is correctly located so no worries there.

Now looking at your pics the ring is a push on, as you say no hole but in image two it looks like the clip is a screw on as the pointy out bit is flat and not curved black spring steel. It looks like it has a hole so that may be the issue.

 

I’d post some pics of mine but they are now sitting on the car. Hope this helps.

 

Cheers

 

Keith

 

 

Thanks Keith,

 

That does help, it would seem I need a pair of good quality screw-on rims......any recommendations?

 

Richard.


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#8 BlueTR3A-5EKT

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 08:56 PM

Richard.

 

Ahh the PITA of headlamp rims on later TR's.

 

I did this section of the catalogue  (I always copped the Lucas stuff as I have that sort of mind)

 

See items 20 onwards here   https://www.moss-eur...amps-tr5-6.html

 

The option with the screwed on rim is probably the nicest and most positive fitment.

 

Using the original type rim (as you have pictured) with the silly tag you will need BAU1460TR clip.  If your tag has rusted off use BAU1460 which is a simple spring affair that grips the inner profile of the rim.  You will need an extractor 'tool' (bit of bent metal) to pull the rim off once installed unless you hate your paintwork.

 

Enjoy.....

 

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Edited by BlueTR3A-5EKT, 09 July 2018 - 08:57 PM.

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#9 Keith66

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:24 AM

Richard

 

Having one of each not sure i have that much of a preference and depends on budget and the quality of the bezels you have, mine are old , well prior to 1990.

 

If you have clip on rims far more cost effective to get the right spring clips. Both are available and pic's are at this link.

 

https://www.moss-eur...roup=&q=bau1460.

 

Interestingly for ages i couldn't work out how it all went together until i realised i had 2 diff bezels and clips, doh.

 

Cheers

 

Keith


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