HILLMAN IMP HUMBER SUNBEAM FRONT LENSES - ebay find

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HILLMAN IMP HUMBER SUNBEAM FRONT LENSES - ebay find

Postby ImpBarn » Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:09 pm

I just got some reproduction turn signal lenses from eBay. The item is described as:
HILLMAN IMP HUMBER SUNBEAM FRONT LENSES ROOTES LIGHTS
item # 4643298396

They modeled after a later style VEGA lens, not the earlier Lucas. The important part is that they don't fit where the Lucas lens did. I assume that the lens must shrink when it comes out of the mold. Its smaller in almost all dimensions. The critical part is the spacing of the mounting holes, which is a whole hole width off.

If you egg the hole out a half a width on either side, they'll sorta fit.

I complained that they were sub-standard, but didn't ask for anything else.... and the seller gave my money back. So at least he's honest.

Just thought any Imp or Humber owners should be aware of what's out there.
Eric S.

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Re: HILLMAN IMP HUMBER SUNBEAM FRONT LENSES - ebay find

Postby Rootesfan » Sun Dec 17, 2006 12:38 pm

Hi,

We still have the original lenses in stock. Both new and used.
Some units are avaliable too.

Arnoud

www.rootesparts.com



Killer wrote:I just got some reproduction turn signal lenses from eBay. The item is described as:
HILLMAN IMP HUMBER SUNBEAM FRONT LENSES ROOTES LIGHTS
item # 4643298396

They modeled after a later style VEGA lens, not the earlier Lucas. The important part is that they don't fit where the Lucas lens did. I assume that the lens must shrink when it comes out of the mold. Its smaller in almost all dimensions. The critical part is the spacing of the mounting holes, which is a whole hole width off.

If you egg the hole out a half a width on either side, they'll sorta fit.

I complained that they were sub-standard, but didn't ask for anything else.... and the seller gave my money back. So at least he's honest.

Just thought any Imp or Humber owners should be aware of what's out there.
Arnoud Malherbe


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