NOTE ! As of 10th October 2015 David is unable to handle small retail orders unless I (Cobber) am able to pick the items up from David and deliver them to you in the event we might be attending the same vintage van rally at some time. For me this won't be a problem
Alternatively, you might like to look at AUSSIE EDS web site, a retailer who David supplies lens to.
Post by King Fisher on Jun 30, 2014 16:50:51 GMT 10
Just a suggestion for the excessive heat problem you could look around for a LED cluster globe to replace the traditional incessant bulbs with. They emit far less heat and are just as bright. Something like the ones shown here might help: www.superbrightleds.com/cat/tail-brake-turn/
Hi Guys.. I usually don't bother too much with the technical stuff section here on the forum ... but tonight I set out to read the whole 5 pages on the subject of stop/tail and indicator lights.
I never got to read the lot but something became clear to me while looking at all the lights and posts on the subject. There has been little mention of rear /red reflectors... A MUST on all vans... especially those with just a single tail/ stop /number plate light. If that globe goes on the blink ... then you have nothing at all on the rear to warn following drivers of your presence on the road at night. So.. while debating what sort of lights ... period or otherwise . Please consider installing at least one reflector .. period or otherwise at the extremities of your van on the rear either side. and possibly one silver /white on the front either side.
The phase 11 vanguard lights on my TD have a built in reflector at the top....
Not entirely the best reflector.. and I have two tidy 40mm round reflectors with chrome bezzels that need to fit to the lower centre rear of the 34 Chev mudguards that protrude about 150mm further out than the van body.
If the RTA wanted to get picky they could make me fit clearance lights on the tops of the gaurds as well A la VW beetle style). The ones fitted on the body are not on the extremities of the body as all clearance lights should be.
I guess the point I am trying to make is besides maybe having to look period correct.. or "right" for your van. They need to be in the "right place on the van to be legal.. and.. effective at night or in the case if the indicators ....day as well.
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2017 10:43:42 GMT 10 by Don Ricardo
Hi Cobber.. You mention.."and it has requirements regarding trailers built before 1987"..
Does that include caravans???... or.. is there a separate page and requirements for vans?? Sorry... I am lazy and you seem to be well versed on the topic... I thought I would just ask the question rather than go searching . !!!!
Hi all have been watching this thread forever trying to decide what stop/ tail/ indicator lights would best suit my 49 Jennison and have finally tracked down some good old original Cambell units These are the stop/ tails and are 75mm dia and the lenses are held in with a spring clip The issue is I can get another set identical but need to replace the red lenses for Amber for the indicators I have found from another supplier 1 complete unit with Amber lens so what I was wondering if anyone has 2x amber lenses to suite or complete same unit/s in Amber ? Cobber could your supplier that lives near you reproduce amber lenses if I supplied him red ones to make a mould ? Maybe someone out there has a set in the shed??? Cheers Andrew
They are a couple of nice lights you've picked up Would it be true to say neither the lens or the body of the light give any indication they are a 'Campbell' brand light ? Lucky you got the boxes as well.
Contact David and email the photo you have ( including the box ) and I'll be surprised if he doesn't jump at the chance to make a mould from one of your lens, once he has the mould he can do the lens in any plurry colour you want. Let him know you come from the vintage caravan forum
He gave me the impression he wanted to get as many old Campbell lenses as he could, so let me know if he gives you the flick
You all probably know this, but I wasn't certain sure
These old metal lights never seem to have a brand name on them but I recently pulled the 'double' one apart to clean it up and found the lens ( usually referred to as 'beehive lens' ) were branded 'Campbell & Co Sydney Aust.' The lens in the other one had no brand on it ?
So at least that there is confirmation of who made the lens, and I think it is fair to say the lights were probably marketed as 'Campbell lights'.... somebody should have an old advertesment for them ? .?
Don't like your chances of finding that particular light Marion unless somebody on the forum pops up with one, I take it you are wanting the complete fitting, not just the lens ?
Your best chance would be to keep an eye on eBay or you might find a suitable alternative if you search these sites HERE and HERE ...might be worth contacting those people direct, never know your luck.
Have you searched through all five pages of this thread we are on ? Sometimes members mention where they have been able to find what they are looking for.
yes Cambell Lights are hard to source, but after much patience and many swap meets I was able to obtain some more metal bases to complete the set on my caravan. I have previously bought the new lenses from David Azzopardi manufacturing. Also I have repaired the old reflectors by repainting & then grinding down some new rectangular reflectors to fit the round frames.
Post by David Miles on Nov 5, 2021 19:41:39 GMT 10
To one and all, I am in the process of attempting to restoring a 1956 H 32 Carapark Hunter caravan and would love to hear from anyone who has any information in regards to this type of caravan and if you or you know some one who has parts, manuals, lights, windows and badges etc.