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Bond Mkd headlamp bowls
« on: October 06, 2016, 08:03:52 PM »
A very kind Bond owner helped me out with Bond Mkd headlamp rims. I managed to find original lenses (expensive but great), I already had the reflectors, but I'm really stuck for 2 headlight bowls.

The same very kind Bond member did give / lend me a rusty headlamp bowl as a sample so I know what they should look like.

So.....are replica replacement bowls available? If not, are there any good fibreglass guys out there that could make a mould from my borrowed sample and make a batch?

Any help appreciated - I can't believe the car is 90% restored but this has held me up for a long, long time.

If the very kind Bond owner is reading this, I've not forgotten that I owe you a beer or three.

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Re: Bond Mkd headlamp bowls
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2016, 09:24:42 PM »
GRP work isn't difficult, just a bit messy and time consuming. You say you have an original to mould from, so that's half the battle won already. Why not have a go at moulding a pair of bowls yourself?
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Re: Bond Mkd headlamp bowls
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2016, 09:35:06 PM »
A Bond Club member reported successfully cutting down the flange around Triumph Stag bowls, for his Mk D.   Only significant difference being the place at which the wires enter.
Black bowl is original, red primer bowl is the cut-down Stag version:

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Re: Bond Mkd headlamp bowls
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2016, 12:19:35 PM »
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Re: Bond Mkd headlamp bowls
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2016, 12:20:25 PM »
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Re: Bond Mkd headlamp bowls
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2016, 09:50:08 PM »
That Bond member was me and I have some cut down if you would like a pair - pm me 😏
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Re: Bond Mkd headlamp bowls
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2016, 10:15:40 AM »
I've (somewhat belatedly) sent you a PM. Thanks

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Re: Bond Mkd headlamp bowls
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2016, 08:35:56 PM »
Posted , hope their ok
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Re: Bond Mkd headlamp bowls
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2016, 03:19:33 PM »
Hopefully, you will see each other :D