Lens manufacturer needed

Ask and give advice here
Post Reply
73type2
Oil Cooler
Posts: 339
Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 am
What model do you have?: '73 T2 Single Cab
Location: Paris
Has thanked: 28 times
Been thanked: 30 times
Flag: France

Lens manufacturer needed

Post by 73type2 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:59 am

Hi All. Does anybody have contact details of somebody who manufactures classic car indicator and taillight lenses? I know of a guy in Langebaan who does it with fibreglass resin, but he doesn't respond to my WhatsApp messages. Thanks.



User avatar
jolas
Donor
Donor
Posts: 4161
Joined: Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:11 am
What model do you have?: '65 Kombi
Location: Klapmuts, Western Cape
Has thanked: 354 times
Been thanked: 161 times
Flag: South Africa

Re: Lens manufacturer needed

Post by jolas » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:05 pm

Try Hans, Kraaifontein/Durbanville, 0822629173. I heard he wanted to stop, but, perhaps he is still doing it.
by fig » Mar 26, 2018
Sambas in South Africa are good for only 2 things: showing off and sunburn.

User avatar
acpaterson
Carburettor
Posts: 1771
Joined: Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:50 pm
What model do you have?: Winston, a 74 Bay
Location: Parklands, Cape Town
Has thanked: 76 times
Been thanked: 115 times
Flag: South Africa
Contact:

Re: Lens manufacturer needed

Post by acpaterson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:02 pm

.
Last edited by acpaterson on Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
spicydave
Oil Seal
Posts: 409
Joined: Tue May 30, 2017 12:36 pm
What model do you have?: 1973
Location: Pretoria
Has thanked: 7 times
Been thanked: 13 times
Flag: South Africa

Re: Lens manufacturer needed

Post by spicydave » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:21 pm

@73type2

What lenses you looking for if I may ask ?

73type2
Oil Cooler
Posts: 339
Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 am
What model do you have?: '73 T2 Single Cab
Location: Paris
Has thanked: 28 times
Been thanked: 30 times
Flag: France

Re: Lens manufacturer needed

Post by 73type2 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:11 pm

Hi spicydave. Its for a 1958 Mercedes 190.

73type2
Oil Cooler
Posts: 339
Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 am
What model do you have?: '73 T2 Single Cab
Location: Paris
Has thanked: 28 times
Been thanked: 30 times
Flag: France

Re: Lens manufacturer needed

Post by 73type2 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:22 pm

The guy in Kraaifontein referred me to the guy in Langebaan. I've finally got hold of him and he mentioned that he's snowed under with making lenses, hence the lack of response. I'll go visit him some time soon.

Blitzkrieg
ACVWSA Junkie
Posts: 10657
Joined: Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:41 am
What model do you have?: none
Location: Johannesburg
Has thanked: 83 times
Been thanked: 32 times
Flag: Bermuda

Re: Lens manufacturer needed

Post by Blitzkrieg » Tue Feb 13, 2018 3:32 pm

Lenses for Oldies on FB. IIRC he does Ponton lenses.
If it's too low, you're too old :twisted:

supervly
Oil Leak
Posts: 66
Joined: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:51 am
What model do you have?: Beach Buggy , Syncro
Location: Somerset West Cape Town
Has thanked: 2 times
Been thanked: 2 times
Flag: Netherlands

Re: Lens manufacturer needed

Post by supervly » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:22 pm

try Auto Classics
tuba@global.co.za
Johan Brand 0824120142

73type2
Oil Cooler
Posts: 339
Joined: Fri Apr 21, 2017 11:37 am
What model do you have?: '73 T2 Single Cab
Location: Paris
Has thanked: 28 times
Been thanked: 30 times
Flag: France

Re: Lens manufacturer needed

Post by 73type2 » Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:57 pm

Thanks supervly. That's the guy in Langebaan. I also got hold of the "Lenses for Oldies" guy, suggested by Blitzkrieg. Looking at his pictures and production method, etc. on Facebook, I'm very impressed. I got a quote from him and should proceed shortly.

Post Reply