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Theo Whitmont
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Username: old_mate

Post Number: 96
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Friday, 05 August, 2022 - 15:54:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Here's some good news (I hope). Upon stripping GYD15 in prep for her long overdue repaint, we find the original housing for the trafficators - covered over with a bit of tin off-cut for the past 50 years thank you very much!

Revealed here.....



I'm keen to reinstate them.

There seem to be quite a few trafficator types on Ebay.... but I have no knowledge of what the correct size and finish would be. Most seem to have a chrome arm. The car was black.

The original photo of the car seems to have the trafficators very well camouflaged against the black roof. I wonder how they achieved this with a chrome arm?

The sales card notes "One pair Direction Indicators incl time switch, wide arm type" . There is a part number. Possibly 752SO261.



Any thoughts on how to proceed or what to look for would be most appreciated.

Thanks in advance....again.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 4111
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Friday, 05 August, 2022 - 21:22:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Theo,

If you find a suitable set of trafficators, I suggest you should look at the possibility of fitting LED bulbs instead of standard filament bulbs as the LED bulbs would better tolerate the vibration inherent in operating the trafficator and the frequent on/off power cycle.

I prefer black for the trafficator arm as this matches the exterior paintwork and a bright chrome arm could be a "jarring" sight on a distinguished vehicle. A satin finish stainless steel arm may be a good compromise if all-black is too much to look at.
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Theo Whitmont
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Post Number: 97
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Saturday, 03 September, 2022 - 18:40:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

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A quick update. Managed to find a working pair that fit nicely. Had to fabricate the escutcheon. More soon.
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Theo Whitmont
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Post Number: 100
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Sunday, 20 November, 2022 - 13:58:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP



Getting closer. Nowhere near done but staring to look like decent once again.
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David Gore
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Username: david_gore

Post Number: 4152
Registered: 04-2003
Posted on Monday, 21 November, 2022 - 12:46:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Theo,

What will be the final colour for the car?

At the moment, the car could be used for a remake of the classic film "The Yellow Rolls-Royce."

I will not make any allusions concerning modern-day recreations of certain circumstances involving the original car in the movie!!!!

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Theo Whitmont
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Post Number: 103
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Monday, 21 November, 2022 - 14:27:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Dave,

We will be black on yellow as per the colour scheme since 1972. The yellow is a bit more alive, and the black should have more depth.

I have taken the black across the boot and created a bit of a swish to the tail.

Its coming together very well.
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Theo Whitmont
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Post Number: 105
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Posted on Monday, 28 November, 2022 - 07:51:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Haha!

I finally took a look at 'The Yellow Rolls Royce' on youtube.

I should be so lucky!!
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David Gore
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Post Number: 4153
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Posted on Monday, 28 November, 2022 - 07:57:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Theo,

Take it from me - "everything comes to those who wait; some just have to wait longer than others!"

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Theo Whitmont
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Post Number: 108
Registered: 04-2020
Posted on Wednesday, 30 November, 2022 - 13:15:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Still waiting….ever hopeful.

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