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Turbo944
11-02-2004, 12:54 AM
Does anyone know if it is possible to convert the OEM turn signal lense into a clear turn signal? If so, how is this done? I know for other cars such as Subarus it is possible. Does anyone have any advice?

DurableSwedish
11-02-2004, 01:30 AM
depends on what car...on my 86 240, you just have to open the lenses and pull out the yellow part

Turbo944
11-02-2004, 01:46 AM
I have a 1994 940

Felixredwoody
11-02-2004, 03:25 AM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7931252362&category=33717
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=7931252345&category=33717
like these? if not in that sellers store there is another version. Tim

boostdemon
11-02-2004, 12:42 PM
i tried to get the yellow reflectors out of the '86 745 lenses and it was impossible. They're 1 piece so i had to work through the lamp holder hole... I think if i was to try again i would attempt to separate the lens from the reflector cup by baking it. Thats what the rest of the world does to repaint headlight buckets and stuff.

Turbo944
11-03-2004, 01:08 AM
thanks I may experiment with that

BoxDriver2
11-03-2004, 02:10 AM
http://www.we-todd-did-racing.com/wetoddimage.wtdr/wNjMyMzE5NnM0MTNkZmQzMXk1NDE%3D.jpg

Clears with custom clear reflectors i made.

Turbo944
11-03-2004, 11:34 AM
AWESOME! How did you make those?

foggyjames
11-05-2004, 08:39 PM
Agreed, tell all :)

My plan is to take the lens off the backing, then get it moulded in clear plastic at a plastic place...hopefully at mates rates! Expensive however you do it...

cheers

James

ovlov760
11-05-2004, 08:56 PM
Just buy a Honda and head to Autozone. Simple.

foggyjames
11-05-2004, 08:58 PM
Fair point :-P

Having said that...is it really rice if they later offered the same thing from the factory (for 940s)? It'd also almost automatically be unique...especially on a 300.

cheers

James

Turbo944
11-09-2004, 01:10 AM
Hey BoxyDriver2,
How did you create those clear turnsignals? Did you bake them in the oven ? :cool: ?

240Psycho
11-09-2004, 02:39 AM
got this info from jordan

He had clear lens's that were made from the plastic for flourecent lights that are used in offices and other buildings.

as for the oven trick. its just used for seperating the glue

foggyjames
11-09-2004, 07:38 AM
He had clear lens's that were made from the plastic for flourecent lights that are used in offices and other buildings.

OOOOH! What a genius. Someone buy that man a pint.

cheers

James

BoxDriver2
11-09-2004, 12:54 PM
Yeah, sorry, been lacking on the replies lately haha.

It took me a few hours to do, because separating the lenses when new, takes forever to prevent cracking.

The problem with the oven is, besides intoxicating fumes and melting the plastic [it doesn't take much], is that you don't want to do it in an oved you have to make food in. Also, the chrome/reflective paint will bubble in an oven in no time, nothing in that parking lamp is made to withstand a high temp even for a few seconds. If a bulb exploding damages the lens, an oven won't be too much help! :)

I might do a group buy for clears that are pre made, but the place has been ignoring me. Greenchunks has wanted me to make him a set, and i feel bad for putting it off. If he still wants it, i'll do it soon.

But it is just time, and the plastic it is made out of, is very difficult to cut without breaking the plastic and making it look ok once inside the housing.

I'll make them for people, for a small fee, but i can't promise a lens won't crack. Although i take my time and have not broken one yet since i am patient with it.

This only applies to pre 90 740, pre 88 760. Just because, the 940 and 740 from 90+ have the orange piece integrated into the lens, or i could be wrong. That would just be difficult but if someone has a broken lens they don't need back i could play with, i'll give it a shot.

Dan

boostdemon
11-09-2004, 03:41 PM
yeah you wouldnt give it high heat... something like 150-200 degrees for about 20 minutes i would guess and that should soften the sealer glue enough to pry the two pieces apart. i'll see if i can find the how-to from a "honda headlight bucket painting black" topic

[edit]

found it, should have known it was these crazy guys:
http://forums.evolutionm.net/showthread.php?s=&threadid=64908

BoxDriver2
11-09-2004, 04:16 PM
I still think it is asking for trouble with the oven and a thin plastic lens. I bet the evo headlights are a stronger material than our simple parking lights.

Maybe it is just me, but i'd rather not run the risk of melting it or warping it, and getting into other problems, than just taking my time with it and doing it manually....

Whatever floats your boat, though :)

Back to studying.

Turbo944
11-29-2004, 10:32 PM
Fair point :-P

Having said that...is it really rice if they later offered the same thing from the factory (for 940s)? It'd also almost automatically be unique...especially on a 300.

cheers

James
They didn't offer these add these as a factory option later did they? Maybe in Europe if anything. Or were you just using that to express your point...

Turbo944
11-29-2004, 10:36 PM
BoxDriver, have you experimented with any of the lenses from the 90+ cars yet?

ovlov760
11-29-2004, 10:37 PM
Someone on ebay is selling rear clear taillights for 240 wagons and sedans. Maybe you could talk him into doing some clear front turn signals?

Turbo944
11-29-2004, 10:38 PM
Someone on ebay is selling rear clear taillights for 240 wagons and sedans. Maybe you could talk him into doing some clear front turn signals?
Thanks for the tip. I think I will try to contact him. :)

foggyjames
11-29-2004, 10:57 PM
Yeah, the euro turns came in all-clear - that's what I meant.

cheers

James

Chigga 744SE
11-29-2004, 11:13 PM
post 90 700s & 900s have one piece turn signal, so you cannot make clear signal from it.

I sat there with a drill bit for an hr and saying to myself "I really don't think I should drill the yellow part"

save up and pay the big $$$

ovlov760
11-29-2004, 11:31 PM
Thanks for the tip. I think I will try to contact him. :)
Here is one of his current auctions http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=7937593233&category=33716&sspagename=WDVW

Turbo944
11-30-2004, 12:24 AM
post 90 700s & 900s have one piece turn signal, so you cannot make clear signal from it.

I sat there with a drill bit for an hr and saying to myself "I really don't think I should drill the yellow part"

save up and pay the big $$$
Yeah the only problem is I can't find the clear turn signals that are adapted to fit to our lights. I can only find the ones that are compatible with the European lights...

BoxDriver2
11-30-2004, 01:07 AM
BoxDriver, have you experimented with any of the lenses from the 90+ cars yet?

No, no one has a messed up lens they don't need, and the JY only has good ones.

Chigga 744SE
11-30-2004, 03:38 PM
EST used to sell 'em.

try Hova.com they have 'em.

surfinillini
12-01-2004, 01:21 AM
you can get them from

swedishcarparts.com

they are located in chicago, they aren't cheap (around 80 a pop) but they are completely clear and you don't have to deal with international websites and translation.

free shipping too.

surfinillini
12-01-2004, 01:22 AM
ALSO if anyone knows where to get glow gauges for a 940 (NOT TURBO) please let me know

Turbo944
12-01-2004, 02:56 AM
Alright thanks for the tips guys! I have searched for so long and haven't been able to find them I actually had to replace mine recently becuase one person stole one of mine. I replaced it with an OEM lense (Which isnt cheap either). If I had known there were clear corners for my car I would have used that oppurtunity to order them! :grrr:

Turbo944
12-01-2004, 05:00 AM
you can get them from

swedishcarparts.com

they are located in chicago, they aren't cheap (around 80 a pop) but they are completely clear and you don't have to deal with international websites and translation.

free shipping too.
I checked the site and couldnt seem to find them...
and for hova.com, I have difficulty navigating around on the Swedish side despite my Swedish ancestry.

surfinillini
12-01-2004, 10:13 PM
you have to contact the sales DEPT, they are NOT ON THE WEBSITE

ALSO:

WHO KNOWS WHERE TO GET GLOW GAUGES FOR A 900 SERIES

foggyjames
12-02-2004, 08:48 AM
Don't shout, its rude :-P

I'm afraid you just can't buy parts like that off the shelf for Volvos - they're not Hondas.
A guy on here was making some 200 series ones - maybe you could discuss it with him? Try a search in 'for sale'.

cheers

James

grizlyadams
12-02-2004, 08:53 AM
You can buy them for the 940's....i will have my clear fronts and clear/red rears within the next week or so :-D

Griz (ricer)

foggyjames
12-02-2004, 09:47 AM
Bout time too! I wanna see a pimp-fest when they're fitted....!

cheers

James

940T_Drifter
12-02-2004, 09:51 AM
You can buy them for the 940's....i will have my clear fronts and clear/red rears within the next week or so :-D

Griz (ricer)

Link ?

grizlyadams
12-02-2004, 10:35 AM
Bought of a member of the VOC that had some off his MOT failed car. They are off the 1998 945 celibration, i.e. they are available (at vast cost) at your volvo dealer (thats if your market had the 1998 945).

For example, 98 945 with the clears and clear/red lights

http://www.kinveredge.org.uk/volvosite/pictures/gaydon/black940withrimsandclearlightsfrount.jpg

http://www.kinveredge.org.uk/volvosite/pictures/gaydon/black940withrimsandclear%20lightsback.jpg

Griz

grizlyadams
12-02-2004, 10:35 AM
Bout time too! I wanna see a pimp-fest when they're fitted....!

cheers

James
lol, dont you worry, i will post lots of pics for you all! lol

Griz

Turbo944
12-02-2004, 12:24 PM
you can get them from

swedishcarparts.com

they are located in chicago, they aren't cheap (around 80 a pop) but they are completely clear and you don't have to deal with international websites and translation.

free shipping too.
80 bucks a pop is a little steep per turn signal. I dont feel dropping 160+ to make my turn signals clear. Has anyone seen these elsewhere for cheaper?

foggyjames
12-02-2004, 06:45 PM
Yes, but not once you've factored in the shipping and the very very very stupidly weak dollar. It's just dropped a load more....good for us, bad for you...

cheers

James

Turbo944
12-03-2004, 12:25 AM
Yes, but not once you've factored in the shipping and the very very very stupidly weak dollar. It's just dropped a load more....good for us, bad for you...

cheers

James
Yeah he did say there was free shipping...and they are based in Chicago, so I dont think they would be anymore than advertised...

foggyjames
12-03-2004, 07:44 AM
No...I meant yes I can get them quite a lot cheaper.....but not once you've shipped them and converted to .

cheers

James

grizlyadams
12-08-2004, 07:40 AM
They have arived!!!

http://www.kinveredge.org.uk/volvosite/pictures/clears/clears.jpg

Carnt wait to get them on the komfort waggon :-D

They are like NEW! :cool:
Griz

foggyjames
12-08-2004, 10:49 AM
Awesome! Pics on the brick needed!

cheers

James

grizlyadams
12-08-2004, 07:09 PM
Fronts are now on, took me an hour as the connectors snapped off the wiring, so ...mmm, ****ing volvos....anyway, i then also snapped one of the holding tabs off, so till i bodge it better, gaffa tape and string are my best friend :oops: ( i carnt belvie i snapped new lights!) i suck at everything....rears are going to be funny, wouldnt what i will mess up doing those......
Pics once done (tommorrow after work)

Griz

Turbo944
12-08-2004, 07:28 PM
Fronts are now on, took me an hour as the connectors snapped off the wiring, so ...mmm, ****ing volvos....anyway, i then also snapped one of the holding tabs off, so till i bodge it better, gaffa tape and string are my best friend :oops: ( i carnt belvie i snapped new lights!) i suck at everything....rears are going to be funny, wouldnt what i will mess up doing those......
Pics once done (tommorrow after work)

Griz
Can we see any pictures of them on the vehicle? They look very nice! How much did the turn signals cost you?

grizlyadams
12-12-2004, 08:13 PM
http://www.kinveredge.org.uk/volvosite/pictures/ukmeet6/DSCF0035.jpgPics....

http://www.kinveredge.org.uk/volvosite/pictures/ukmeet6/DSCF0027.jpg
http://www.kinveredge.org.uk/volvosite/pictures/ukmeet6/DSCF0034.jpg


http://www.kinveredge.org.uk/volvosite/pictures/ukmeet6/DSCF0037.jpg


http://www.kinveredge.org.uk/volvosite/pictures/ukmeet6/DSCF0038.jpg

Cost me 140 for the lot.

Griz

foggyjames
12-12-2004, 08:56 PM
Total bargain IMO....the difference to the look of the car is huge. The Komfort Wagon always looked a bit...er....plain/ordinary before, but with those, damn...it's sexy!

cheers

James

Turbo944
12-12-2004, 11:14 PM
Total bargain IMO....the difference to the look of the car is huge. The Komfort Wagon always looked a bit...er....plain/ordinary before, but with those, damn...it's sexy!

cheers

James
Yes agreed! Very nice look...Especially the clear corners...I really want those for my car!

grizlyadams
12-13-2004, 04:39 AM
Now all i have to do is fix the rusty stone chips on the bonnet :oops: and she wil look better (she only looks good from a distance, and closer and you can see the state of the paintwork!)

Thanks for the comments guys, you should all get clear corners!
Griz

1stRaven
12-13-2004, 04:57 AM
Now all i have to do is fix the rusty stone chips on the bonnet :oops: and she wil look better (she only looks good from a distance, and closer and you can see the state of the paintwork!)

Thanks for the comments guys, you should all get clear corners!
Griz

can you get them for a saloon?

foggyjames
12-13-2004, 05:03 AM
Yup, but they're aftermarket and not cheap....
http://www.reproglas.com/744eng.html

You have to smash the existing lens and stick that one in its place.

cheers

James