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Postby Redlad » Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:34 pm

Looking for headlights for a 78 Midas. And info greatly appreciated
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Re: Headlights

Postby benofbrum » Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:03 pm

A 78 Midas, that's interesting. Chassis numbers 0,1 and 2 were 1st registered in September, October and November 1979.
What chassis number is yours?
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Re: Headlights

Postby ACourtney » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:00 pm

I'm guessing that your Midas has an age related plate from the donor Mini, hence 1978.
Your car would therefore be a Mk1, or Mk2 and use Austin Allegro/ Triumph Dolomite/ Hillman Hunter type head lights. These have been appearing quite regularly on ebay as new/old stock.
If you don't see any when you first search then 'save the search' and you will get new items emailled through to you when they appear.

The Metro headlights use the same lens and body, but the mounting tabs are different and not easily modified.
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Re: Headlights

Postby SMACK » Sat Sep 22, 2018 3:43 pm

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okI fitted mini van headlights and backplates tight fit much beter lights ebay new old stock
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Re: Headlights

Postby Stuart » Sat Sep 22, 2018 6:02 pm

SMACK wrote:] okI fitted mini van headlights and backplates tight fit much beter lights ebay new old stock


Here's what I see when someone says mini van Image
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Re: Headlights

Postby SMACK » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:31 pm

Hi my mistake headlights fitted to my midas boughtalong time ago fitted last year rover metro 3and 5door hatch85 to90 steel back plates and fiber glass had to be cut ipaid 50 on ebay now 50 each i think this is the right model quite awkwardto fitbut worth wile original lights are very rare metros are easy check sizes before buying slightly larger trim needs cut
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