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Ford Cargo Headlights 07 Sep 2021 11:48 #225504

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Valiant VG & VH types were reasonably common same as Gemini, Toyota Hi-Lux mid 80s.
Dodge AT4-7D Series Model 775, 1971 VH Valiant Ute,
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Ford Cargo Headlights 07 Sep 2021 13:59 #225508

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There was a fair bit of "square headlightness" going around back then.
From my dodgy memory-The VH Valo types were common with LH Torana, but not much else.
The larger Gemini's (TD) were hard to get and expensive, then the TE gemini's had what we used to call 2BX, either sealed or halogen. These were interchangable with lots of cars of the era, as Rob says, sort of a generic style of headlight.
Then there was also the "small square" in twin such as Stanza, 200B',s GH Sigma's and lots of things like that. A lot of Isuzu trucks had them too.
And thats before you started on XD, then XE Falcons and so on...
There was a massive trade in non-genuine parts back then, we used to sell a million Ford door handles for example, all those import parts became so cheap it was incredible, compared to a few years earlier. A lot of them were rubbish, badly aimed headlights and so on, but certainly not all. Some of the parts I reckon were made in the same factory as the genuines! In some ways I reckon the car manufacturers were to blame for this massive influx of parts- for example lots of the secondhand genuine headlights were over $100/$150, and really hard to find. So you could buy a new non gen part often for cheaper than a secondhand genuine.
I reckon the Cargo has TE Cortina headlights though. Think they may have also been in Transit's but don't hold me to it!
There a bit of mild headlight trivia for your Tuesday..
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Ford Cargo Headlights 07 Sep 2021 15:17 #225510

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So are the TF cortina lights the same as 1980 F100 lights?
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Ford Cargo Headlights 07 Sep 2021 16:36 #225513

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The rectangular lights in the LH Torana were a sealed beam or at least they were in my SLR V8. The rectangular lights in Lorry were H4 and had to be replaced due to the reflectors going rusty. Local Auto ELectrician was able to supply me full LED replacement lights for less than replacement H4 lights and the LED are 100 times better to drive by.
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Ford Cargo Headlights 07 Sep 2021 19:29 #225517

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Ford door handles ......guy at Repco ....yeah ,these are cheap rubbish.......but they last twice as long as genuine Ford.
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Ford Cargo Headlights 08 Sep 2021 07:42 #225529

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The Cargo was a British build so I would expect parts would with other British Fords such as the Cortina. At the time Ford Europe had their own retail parts division. Accordingly I wouldn't be looking at General Motors products for a match, especially ones that had a big Aussie input.
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Ford Cargo Headlights 08 Sep 2021 10:20 #225533

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Hi,

maybe if the OP can put up a picture of the passenger side headlight that he has to match then it might make it easier than guessing what lights were on his particular truck.

Terry
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Ford Cargo Headlights 08 Sep 2021 16:24 #225541

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Cargo headlights were on a slight angle to match the contour of the front of the cab I thought

So that sort of rules a lot of thinngs out

A fella on the Mack truck forum mounted LED lights in his Mack CH headlights for a fraction of the price, perhaps a option here


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Ford Cargo Headlights 11 Sep 2021 10:06 #225687

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Thanks for all the feedback!
I will explore the Cortina option and keep you posted.

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