Beam Benders

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  1. Gin Palace

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    can anyone recommend where to buy the clip on beam benders for a ducato cab?
    Our dealer recommended the clip on beam benders because the stick on ones eat into the plastic over time?
     
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    Why, are you going to drive your MH in the dark? - waste of money.
     
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    Stick on. off ebay about £5..
    Had them for 5 years on my old van and current van 3 1/2 years no issues..
    I leave them on all the time, passes MOT ok
     
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    I travel to UK every year and have never fitted them, why? parked up 99% of the time before it's dark, if raining in day time makes no difference !!! and lastly have a look at every other MH you pass or see parked up how many have them fitted............... I rest my case.
     
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    I have never seen a foreign vehicle over here with anything on their lights

    Also can I ask those on here who insist on being compliant over the channel, why do you fit them before leaving and not remove them on return? :whistle:
     
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    Beam benders ? .. never had them..

    but who remembers having to paint the headlights orange for visiting France ?

    Somewhere in the French Alps 1971

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    Wondered where this thread was going :rofl:
     
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    i still have some of that. holts amber lamp.
    found it the other day in one of my drawers in the garage .
    hate to even guess how old it is . we used to sell it in my garage .
    mind i shut that in 98 .
    also have a box of m,bike tax disc holders from when we built trikes .
    cant even get rid of them at a car boot sale these days .
    mind still look nice on a classic bike .
     
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    that's the stuff, couldn't recall the name...
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    jeez.. you're a bigger hoarder than me.. :LOL:

    is it in the box marked.. 'might come in handy ':ROFLMAO:
     
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    The modern things just block out the part of the dip beam which rises to the left, they do not bend it at all.

    We used to have amber covers for the old round headlamps, they used to make an attempt at bending the beam.
     
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    when i shut the garage i had all or most of my stock in a big dodge lorry. i brought it all home plus lots of other things . i have loads of storage space here .
    i thought i might reopen later after my big africa trip.
    as it was i didnt .
    a mate came round and offered a price for all the bits in the truck. i delivered it all to him and the truck.
    but some things just stayed where they were in my garage at home .
    it is 35ft long and 14 ft wide .i also have a lorry container in the garden and another shed for my motor bikes in summer. the bikers go into storage at my mates in winter . indoor heated warehouse.
    but i do have lots of interesting old things .
    why do you think i cant fulltime ?
    cant get rid of my old junk.
    got lots of vintage vw bits . plus m,bike and car mags going back since i was a kid .
    did get rid of some . mmm was some of them often wish i hadnt as often want some old info and its not here.
    one day my son will have to sort it out . or my grandsons . i could build at least three trikes and two beach buggies with almost not buying anything .
    i did get rid of about twenty vw engines last year.
    decided i would never use them .
    but still got a few here all built capped off and crated .
    engine adaptors to put golf /passat engines into beetles and campers .
    yes i think you could say i hoard things .
    and camping gear and cookers years ago another mate and i started collecting camp cookers from meths to gas and everything inbetween .
    plus vaporlux lamps . got some nice brand new pump up paraffin lamps by willis and bates .
    again we used to sell them . ha ha . now i just hoard them .
     
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    got a couple of Tilly lamps .. picked them up at boot sales for next to nothing, one almost like new, still in box.. also a German Petromax .. a thing of beauty

    love these old pressure lanterns.. and you can still buy spare mantels, seals and glasses and they fetch good money on ebay. .. Jan says if I buy any more junk she is leaving :LOL:
     
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    my wife left ten years ago this week. ha ha
    the pump up lamps are really good bright as can be .
    one of my favourite stoves /heaters is like this one .
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLD-BEATR...785?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item2a53bc29a1
    these are really good . we used it on our travels in africa .
    too nice to sell and nice for the grandkids to learn about .
    mind still have a meths stove my dad had before i was born . its been all over the place in campers and on m,bikes .
     
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    'cause main beam is up & dip is down. Ours don't dip to the right. That's why you see so many out in the campo at night with fog lights on. So they can see the water gulleys !! :LOL:
     
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    Got one (also in it's original box) in the garage along with a blowlamp (no box though boo). Wonder what the brass in them is worth?
    Just a thought could we pretend sell all our junk to each other in rotation so we both can get rid of the other half on the cheap?:wink::whistle2:
     
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    brass blow lamps, also fetch good money..

    I have an old Primus N02 , belonged to my dad.. I used it while camping in the 80s and 90s.. until paraffin became hard to find.. and was forced to 'modernise'

    occasionally I dig it out.. clean it up and light it..

    paraffin , if you can find it, is silly money now.. .. used to be dirt cheap ..
     
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    Hey you stop it.:swear2: Just remembered I've got a Primus stove out there as well!
    Are you sure we're not the same person suffering from dissociative identity disorder?:eek:
     
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    i bought the beatrice stove specialy for africa . and will admit even there it got hard to get parafin . but every where we went camping gas was less than a pound for a 907 size . i also took a petrol optimus stove but never used it .
    i carry beam benders in the truck but never used them .
    on my old vw t2 a bit of black insulating tape did the job .
    i also have singer sewing machines as well jim isnt the only one . but i think he has more than me .
     
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