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Old 05-02-2004, 02:27 AM   #1
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Question Dune Buggy Headlights

Hey guy's, my neighbor has a Dune Buggy, and has charged me with finding a set of new headlights for it.
I am wondering if any of you know where I might be able to find some
on-line, of in the general area of Seattle Washington? I would post a picture of it, but I do not know how, however the car looks exactly like
Speed-Buggy, or this car.

The head lights are round, and stick up on the front, almost like a Porsche 928, only they don't retract....

Also, I am wondering of any of you would know a way to rig the headlight's so you could make them turn when you are in the car, almost like power mirror's? Any help would be great.

Thanks.

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Old 05-02-2004, 02:46 AM   #2
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how long across are these round headlights?

As for the headlights moving, that can be done farely easy. I would love to draw you up some stuff for that, but, I'd need drawings of the dune buggy
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:12 AM   #3
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I helped you out a bit.
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Old 05-02-2004, 03:26 AM   #4
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High-beam or Low-beam?
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:04 PM   #5
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Old 05-02-2004, 07:49 PM   #6
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Is the Dune Buggy based off a VW...it just looks like it was...
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Old 05-03-2004, 04:12 AM   #7
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Yes StiMan, it is a Volkswagen, all of it except the fiberglass body. I now have some pics of the front end and headlights, can you guy's tell me how to post them?
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Old 05-03-2004, 05:17 AM   #8
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Bad as I hate this typing crap, I'll try. First, if you don't belong to a file share server already, you will have to join one. A couple of basic free ones are,photobucket.com and ripway.com. After youv'e done that you will have to upload your pics you want to share to the file you sat up.
When you want to insert a pic to a post or reply you are making you click on this little thing that looks like a mountain and sun (insert image), copy and paste the url of the pic and your done. All I got, hope it helped.
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Hi-beam or Low-beam is a ligit question. So is asking the diameter of the headlights. I'm betting he can walk into a napa auto parts store and it be right there on the shelve, but before I send him on his way I wanted to make sure. I guess you thought my questions were stupid or something.

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Hi-beam or Low-beam is a ligit question. So is asking the diameter of the headlights. I'm betting he can walk into a napa auto parts store and it be right there on the shelve,

Generally, dual headlight systems, like his Dune Buggy, will be hi/lo in one headlight. In his case, they are most likely 7" round headlights, though some Buggy manufacturers use 5 1/4" housings and use the single 5 1/4" lights that are traditionally the hi/lo combo bulbs of a 4 light setup. 7" round will always be hi/lo in one light.

As to the original question, are you looking for JUST the headlight bulbs, or the entire headlight assemblies, with buckets and chrome surrounds? The former should be available at any auto parts store near you, while the latter will be availbale primarily though custom VW shops (like Auto Sport Imports, in SeaTac, a few blocks south of the airport on Pacific Hwy)
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Old 05-03-2004, 11:21 PM   #13
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Yeah guy's, the headlight's are 7inch round, and the high/low beam are both incorporated into the one bulb. I'd try posting the picture's right now, but my mom's got the camera with her. Thanks for all the help, and I'll try to get some pictures up soon.
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Old 05-04-2004, 11:07 PM   #14
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Hey guy's, here's some pictures of the buggy, I hope it works.....

Hey DodgeRida67, do these pictures help?
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Hey guy's, here's some pictures of the buggy, I hope it works.....

Hey DodgeRida67, do these pictures help?


Okay, it didn't work, I'll try it again.
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