Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#16 Post by Adam Wright » Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:49 pm

I get very few calls for people looking for a certain headlight lense, people don't seem to know or care.
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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6

#17 Post by Joris Koning » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:24 am

Jim Breazeale wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:30 pm
Joris Koning wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:23 am
Eric,

There is nothing wrong with your lenses. They are beautiful and I have some sets myself. They are however not authentic, in terms of markings etc. for 63 and earlier cars. Will they work on those cars, yes, are they a quality product at a very fair price, also yes.
The real question is whether is there is any interest by you and Eric for the object pictured.
I'll see both of you in a little town north of LA, Ca pretty soon.

Ciao

Jim
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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#18 Post by kent von severin » Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:12 am

I see I am late to the game here. That said I would like to have a new set to replace my very pitted originals.

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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#19 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Apr 28, 2021 12:00 pm

Still in the works, problem is that Hella is very unresponsive on the licensing. They were not like this in the past
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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#20 Post by Ron Hollins » Sun May 09, 2021 12:23 pm

I think Rainer Cooney at the Spyder Factory is already having these reproduced.

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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#21 Post by Joris Koning » Sun May 09, 2021 12:23 pm

Just the early ones not the later ones
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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#22 Post by Rainer Cooney » Tue May 11, 2021 6:37 pm

I've had the molds made for the later A style made, same as the pre-A and early A but without the ring in the center. I'm still waiting for the glass company to come thru with the early ones before I pull the trigger to make the later ones. Early lenses were to be done already and are now running behind which is par for the course for this company. I'll place an ad when I'm ready to order the later style to gauge the volume needed then get a price. These will be more money than the early version because the molds have yet pay for themselves. All work on these lenses are being done in the USA and made by a glass company in business since the Civil War ( the one in the 1800's not the recent one) .

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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#23 Post by Joris Koning » Tue May 11, 2021 7:44 pm

To clarify, when I am talking about later ones I mean the 58-62 version not the small logo versions done by Rainer for the 53-57 cars. On those, they are great and I have bought some myself from him.
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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#24 Post by ThibautBoey » Wed May 12, 2021 12:55 am

joris, I am interested in a set of pre-a and eventualy t2 lenses if you continue with the production... I ordered a set from Rainer but if I can buy in the EU I prefer this. This saves me the import and administration costs that are high here and makes a big difference. thanks!
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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#25 Post by Rainer Cooney » Mon May 17, 2021 10:44 am

Pre-A to early A lenses to be shipped to me this Friday. If you have not placed an order or sent a check this is the time to do so as the numbers produced are small and very few sets are left. Rainer
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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#26 Post by Rainer Cooney » Wed May 19, 2021 11:08 am

Early lenses have sold out. Thank you to all who have purchased these. Rainer

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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#27 Post by Mathieu Lecomte » Tue Jun 01, 2021 5:07 pm

Isn't an 'Authentic' Reproduction and oxymoron ?

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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#28 Post by Kent Malone » Thu Feb 24, 2022 10:59 pm

Are any more going to be reproduced? I ran across a '55 with original headlight lenses and they look like the reproductions. Here's a photo of her originals. Note no alpha numeric characters in the upper brow and it has the vestigial oval in the center.
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Re: Interest in authentic Hella headlight lenses for pre-A through T-6 B

#29 Post by DaveErickson » Fri Feb 25, 2022 8:47 pm

I need a pair of late A lenses, has anyone started reproducing these yet?

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