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David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/13/20 12:30 p.m.


Answer: yes.

First, exhibits A, 2 and 74#.

Was it all about better lighting? Sure, especially if you lived in rural Vermont or on the Dark Side of the Moon. Or if you were one of the few actual rally competitors out there. 

Perhaps, though, it was also something imprinted upon…

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noddaz UltraDork
5/13/20 12:43 p.m.

Not everything.  But usually they can't hurt!  laugh

Scott (Needs more lamps on the front of my Jetta)

Toyman01 (Forum Supporter)
Toyman01 (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/13/20 1:00 p.m.





Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
5/13/20 1:15 p.m.


Datsun310Guy UltimaDork
5/13/20 1:19 p.m.

10 years ago Wally World has Hella 500's marked down to $15 a pair.  I buy all three sets, sell off two on Craigslist and I'm waiting for the right car.  Guy shoes up in 70's Land Rover to buy them.  

I also have the Paddy Hopkirk aluminum Mini Cooper gas pedal waiting in my closet.  An original 240Z steering wheel and factory wooden shift knob, SU carbs, 510 valve cover with elephant oil cap, R180 diffs.......shall I continue?

02Pilot UltraDork
5/13/20 2:22 p.m.

Yes, yes they do.


DirtyBird222 UberDork
5/13/20 2:26 p.m.

I ned to redo the lighting fixtures on my Sequoia to look cool like the examples provided. 

ScottyB Reader
5/13/20 3:03 p.m.



also yes.

i see nothing wrong with this


ultraclyde (Forum Supporter)
ultraclyde (Forum Supporter) UltimaDork
5/13/20 3:17 p.m.

Yes. And now I need to think about big round LEDs for my pickup instead of rectangle ones in the grill.

EDIT: Well crap. Looks good.

Matthew Kennedy
Matthew Kennedy Reader
5/13/20 3:19 p.m.


oldopelguy (Forum Supporter)
oldopelguy (Forum Supporter) UberDork
5/13/20 4:36 p.m.

Lightforce HIDs ftw.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
5/13/20 4:42 p.m.

This is from about 1998 or so. The one thing I've modified on almost every vehicle I own - everything but the Tesla - has been the lights. These big boys are currently on the front of my truck but I still have the brackets to put them back on the Miata. Which still has the wiring harness in it, come to think of it...

Hella better.


californiamilleghia Dork
5/13/20 5:37 p.m.

The big vintage Cibie lights are Super Oscars and have a round back , and the glass is dished , clear or fluted  , Lots of Off Road cars used them in the late 60s -70s when running Baja races , 

Cibie later made the same basic light with a flat back ,

Rodan Dork
5/13/20 7:49 p.m.

Yes.  Absolutely.

Box flares + lights for the ultimate win....


And for those of us in rural areas that are actually dark at night, they do serve a purpose! wink


ShawnG UltimaDork
5/13/20 7:55 p.m.


Streetwiseguy MegaDork
5/13/20 8:13 p.m.

Four Super Oscars look really cool on the front of a 240z, but they get dim pretty fast if you have the original alternator.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
5/13/20 8:48 p.m.

The car that sparked this item, by the way:

G_Body_Man (Forum Supporter)
G_Body_Man (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
5/13/20 8:59 p.m.

Why yes, I believe they do.

Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
5/13/20 9:01 p.m.
Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
5/13/20 9:03 p.m.

spandak HalfDork
5/13/20 9:31 p.m.

(Jeremy Clarkson voice) yessss

I've wanted to put Hella 500ffs on literally everything I've owned. I'm glad I'm not alone. This forum is the best support group


RichardSIA Reader
5/14/20 12:28 a.m.

I still have a few Supers.

Trying to figure out how to mount a pair on the '68 El Camino, without spoiling the look.

Other set probably goes to my very modified Triumph GT6

ShawnG UltimaDork
5/14/20 1:05 a.m.

Those are Trippe Speedlights on our V12 Auburn that I posted.

Pilot Rays are also available and they turn with the steering. 

Woody MegaDork
5/14/20 7:18 a.m.

Bigass lights and Heather Thomas are the things that made this possible:

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