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Lucas fog lights
« on: March 03, 2019, 02:39:30 PM »
Does anyone restore the fog lights? Or, is it best to get reproduction or good used units? 

I recently removed the original fog light set from my car.  No dents, rust holes, or broken glass in the fog lights.  Just medium corrosion inside and out and the wiring needs replacement.  The car is an early build GT-350 - December 1968.  I would hate to throw out parts that could be rebuilt.  Thanks.

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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2019, 06:46:50 PM »
Do you have pics ?

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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2019, 07:40:40 PM »
Here are the only reproductions I am aware of.

I've never purchased these or inspected them in person, so I can't speak to their quality or authenticity.

Just from the photo I can see that the mounting knuckle is different and the lens is not correct.

https://www.holden.co.uk/p/square_8_foglamp_lucas_licenced_reproduction_

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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2019, 07:58:32 PM »
As far as I learned, Shelby's factory Lucas should have small black grommet instead of the common big gray.

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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2019, 08:22:04 PM »
Does anyone restore the fog lights? Or, is it best to get reproduction or good used units? 

I recently removed the original fog light set from my car.  No dents, rust holes, or broken glass in the fog lights.  Just medium corrosion inside and out and the wiring needs replacement.  The car is an early build GT-350 - December 1968.  I would hate to throw out parts that could be rebuilt.  Thanks.
The correct lens and the correct wiring pigtail are hard to find when restoring. Different looking  replacements are all that is available. The small black grommet is what came on the cars vs the later larger gray grommet.
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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2019, 09:16:30 PM »
Here are some pictures of the driver side fog light.  Passenger side looks the same.

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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2019, 09:29:33 PM »
I would definitely  clean them up and try to get them to look decent. You didn't say if it is for a driver or what but you can probably get them to look ok. I would try to save the wiring  and reuse it.

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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2019, 09:32:52 PM »
I would definitely  clean them up and try to get them to look decent. You didn't say if it is for a driver or what but you can probably get them to look ok. I would try to save the wiring  and reuse it.

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+1. Reuse the old parts and rechrome the case if you want to restore. Orlando Mustang used to offer a restoration service years ago for the Lucas lights . I don't think they still do but it will not hurt to ask.
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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2019, 09:07:57 AM »
Those look 100% correct for a XR7-G Cougar  ;D

Turn the lens around and they are 100% correct for a Shelby.

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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2019, 09:22:08 AM »
Does anyone restore the fog lights? Or, is it best to get reproduction or good used units? 

I recently removed the original fog light set from my car.  No dents, rust holes, or broken glass in the fog lights.  Just medium corrosion inside and out and the wiring needs replacement.  The car is an early build GT-350 - December 1968.  I would hate to throw out parts that could be rebuilt.  Thanks.

You have the correct lens too. They are  mark as ENGLAND. Hard to find

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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2019, 10:39:59 AM »
Iíve had these these very nice, near flawless, Lucas lights for years. Installed by dealer on a 68 coupe at delivery. I took off to bring back to stock. Willing to let go. What are they worth?

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Re: Lucas fog lights
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2019, 10:49:36 AM »
Bodies on both are correct for 1968.

One glass is "ENGLAND", which would be original as installed at Smith and looks like the other is "Foreign Glass" which would be later and not original (perhaps a broken lens was replaced at some point).

Not super up on prices, but those definitely have some value. If you market them, be sure to include 1968 XR7-G owners also. Would need some knuckles and unique bolts to mount, unless you have them also.

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