H4 headlight conversion with built in turn/park signals

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H4 headlight conversion with built in turn/park signals

Post by Marc » Sun May 04, 2008 8:01 am

http://www.deltalights.com/index.asp?p=contactus
This is the link for a proffesional way to mount turn signal/park assemblys for Abarth bumper conversions on your post 74/75 Spider .
You no longer have to mount,cut, or hang a light on the front of your car!Now your spider can look like it was built that way.

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Post by mbouse » Mon May 05, 2008 7:41 am

Hey Marc. I was just getting ready to order some lights. Can you get more specific on this post... Like a part number, or page on this site?
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Post by mbouse » Tue May 06, 2008 11:19 am

no offense, Marc.... but that website is about as useless as they come.

nearly every single button I push, i get the same page. I cannot find those all-in-one lights ANYWHERE on that site.

that is what I am looking for ... 7" headlights with built in turn/marker lights.
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Headlights

Post by Marc » Sat May 17, 2008 8:48 am

Mike,sorry I see it has changed...I will take some pics of mine and send them to you today..They sell direct to the public if you call them.I love the the way they look...very happy with the results.The are an OEM supplier to the big three..nice quality.

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Post by mbouse » Sun May 18, 2008 7:31 pm

Marc, I would appreciate it.
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Post by racydave » Sun May 18, 2008 7:35 pm

Id like to see them too, Please.
1979 spider 2000

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Post by mbouse » Mon May 19, 2008 10:32 am

thanks for the info Marc. They've changed their website yet again. I was able to send them an email...we will see if they respond.

Did you need to adjust anything with the blinkers or wiring? Was it really a "bolt on" application?
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H4's

Post by Marc » Tue May 20, 2008 7:05 am

The stock wiring works perfect,nothing special.I ordered mine with a single filament turn signal bulb,no marker light,you would need a bouble filament bulb for that,but the stock wiring works fine.2000's have the headlight ground going to the ground on the inner fender wall,124's have the ground on the front of the headlight bucket assembly which is a big problem,Fiat changed this on 2000's because the ground is exposed to water etc.. and becomes useless over time resulting in dimm lights.124 owners should use a new ground wire going to the interior firewall area like a 2000.The connection to the headlight for the H4's is the same as stock. Take a close look at the quality of your wire,remember that the wiring in spiders is between 23 and 40 years old at this point in time.If the wire (copper)is suspect,dont use it,rewire the circiut,the cars were designed for sealed beams,next evolution was the halogen,now were into H4's,they draw more juice,still within the fuse rating but you want crisp fresh copper wiring for safety and bright headlights.The stock guage wiring is fine,if its still good.

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Post by mbouse » Tue May 20, 2008 8:15 am

so, they quoted me $129/pair plus shipping for an incandescent amber bulb for turn signal and the 7" headlight.

If i order four or more sets, they said they'd knock 20% of the price of the pair.

What did you pay, Marc?

Anyone else interested? I'm swallowing hard at a $135 set of bulbs.
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Post by juppy » Tue May 20, 2008 9:22 am

Oh go mad and buy the HID conversions, LOL!

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here's another (cheaper) source

Post by HTCHEVY2 » Sat Jun 14, 2008 10:35 am

Here's another source for lamps that I am going to buy. they have lamps with city lights, fog lamps, turns sigs. $80-90 per pair.http://www.blimpvw.com/lights.html
Someday, when I get the rest of the car done, I'm going to run VW Karmann Ghia frt bumpers (split) & og split rears
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Post by Enrico » Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:03 pm

[quote="juppy"]Oh go mad and buy the HID conversions, LOL!

Jim[/quote]
Not bad thing. HID is useful in Dark night. I have installed it in my car. Now it is brighter than halogen bulb.

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