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headlamp: how to fix the outer rim / bezel

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Hi,

I never understood how to fix the outer rim / bezel on the headlamps. This was always annoying to me.

The reason might be there is something missing or wrong with the hole assambly on my TR4A.

Yesterday I went my own way and made this spring out of steel.

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No drills, just a band of bended steel 10 x 1 mm. It is fixed under the rubber seal.

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My rims have a gaps, obout 12 mm wide. I stick them over the spring and twist the rim about 10 mm, ready.

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This may help someone with the same problem...?

Ciao, Marco

 

 

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Hi Peter,

thanks for this, but I don't knao how to fix this spring on the ... where ever.

I' m affraid all parts of my dead lamps come out of a dice cup and do not fit togther.

Even left / right is different.

Ciao, Marco

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Here are a couple of views of how it was done by Lucas using the piercings in the bottom edge of the bucket. The rusty ones are original TR3A -6  for the clip on chrome rim 119072  

the non rusty ones are TR2/3 for the 500929 screw fixed chrome rim. Note how the two legs of the retaining clip pass through the bucket edge and are then bent to make them not fall out.

 

 

 

 

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Try to add photos.......

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Hi Peter,

thanks for your effort, but sorry, I can't see the photos....

Marco

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13 minutes ago, Z320 said:

Hi Peter,

thanks for your effort, but sorry, I can't see the photos....

Marco

How’s that?

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I couldn’t see them last night. 

But they are there to see this morning. 

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On one of my 3a headlamp bowls the two pronged clip that the spigot on the bezel fits into is almost rusted through. I’m expecting it to break every time I have to remove/replace the bezel. 

Are replacements available?

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Yes part No BAU1460

Stuart.

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...but BAU1460 is the MGB spring steel arrangement not the TR two pronged affair. It works fine on a TR.

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/clip-rim-retaining-bau1460.html

 

The real TR original two part spring pronged thing is BAU1460TR

https://www.moss-europe.co.uk/clip-spring-rim-retaining-bau1460tr.html?assoc=126301

Cheers

Peter

 

 

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After loosing a headlight rim at a roundabout in St Mal, I fitted ones with screws.

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1 hour ago, Prefect said:

After loosing a headlight rim at a roundabout in St Mal, I fitted ones with screws.

living near the sea, did you buy stainless ones?

http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Grilles_Brightwork/Trim/500929MS.aspx?1604&ReturnUrl=/search/classic/500929.aspx|Back to search

and the lamp retaining rim....

http://www.minispares.com/product/Classic/Grilles_Brightwork/Trim/DHF100010SS.aspx?1604&ReturnUrl=/search/classic/headlamp rims.aspx|Back to search

 

Cheers

Peter W

 

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