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#1 mini-man-dan

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 07:00 PM

Hi All

Am thinking about buying a set of smoked crosshair Mk2 Golf headlights for my Pickup. Just wondering if anyone has any experience of fitting Golf headlights to a Mini. I'm pretty sure they are 7" bowls with an extra bit of metal bracket clipped to the back, but have never actaully managed to get hold of one in real life to have a look.

Anyone fitted them?

Cheers
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#2 tadleysimon

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:10 PM

not done it myself but i know its been done. there was a feature car a couple of months ago with them on.

it said somethong about a bracket having to be cut off and he had to modifiy the headlamp rings

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:21 PM

in the june 2010 issue of miniworld a guy has put in mk1 golf crosshair headlights in looks very cool

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 09:48 PM

That's what I'm after! Will have to get a copy of that and have a look. I want to put the smoke crystal crosshair ones in my pickup, I think it will look awesome with the carbon bumpers and overriders :) Hopefully! Trying to get a cheap normal MK2 headlight to practice on.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:41 PM

If I remember rightly, the Golf headlights have 4 small brackets on them which make up a square mounting for the Golf front panel, they will need cut off to be used on a Mini I think.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:45 PM

theres no real info on how he mounted them in the mag tho it just sais that he had to add about 5 mm to the cage that they sit in to get them to fit.
so might have to just get some headlights and look how they fit and make the brackets yourself.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:57 PM

i'll take a picture of the rear of my mk1 caddy headlights tomorrow for you Dan :)

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 10:58 PM

caddys are the daddy

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:06 PM

just reading the article about this mini with the mk2 headlights, in his thank you's at the end he says "everyone on the mini forum" so he might be on here, its a z-cars, baby blue with white roof, r1 engine in the back, lotus elise seats, and his names dean meeson, so if hes on here might be worth asking him about his headlights.

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Posted 27 May 2010 - 11:49 PM

just reading the article about this mini with the mk2 headlights, in his thank you's at the end he says "everyone on the mini forum" so he might be on here, its a z-cars, baby blue with white roof, r1 engine in the back, lotus elise seats, and his names dean meeson, so if hes on here might be worth asking him about his headlights.


been following his build, heres your man LINK

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 12:01 PM

i'll take a picture of the rear of my mk1 caddy headlights tomorrow for you Dan :)

Cheers Chris.


And cheers for the link, will be PMing in a sec :)

Thanks :)

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Posted 31 May 2010 - 08:47 PM

Chris, did you have any luck picturing the Caddy lights?

Oh, and is it still alright for collection of the interior bits on Sunday at BMD? (Sorry, lil off topic :unsure:)
Cheers :proud:

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 08:07 PM

Right, I've gone and bought myself a set. Will let y'all know how I get on once they arrive!

Dan :lol:

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 08:18 PM

just bought a set of mk2 crosshair smoked myself to start converting will let you know how it goes

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Posted 09 June 2010 - 09:00 PM

Good luck guys. The one in mini mag looks really good. I wouldn't mind doing this sometime.




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