53 interior/map light lens ?

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53 interior/map light lens ?

#1 Post by jim stephenson » Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:35 pm

Does anyone sell the oval shaped white lens that is just above the front mirror on a 53 coupe ?

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Jim Stephenson

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Re: 53 interior/map light lens ?

#2 Post by Rick Albro » Sat Feb 05, 2022 3:39 pm

There are several vendors but I think the consensus is that none of the available lenses are quite right. The lenses with a pebble grain probably were used in a VW of similar years but are more common in European cars. The pebble grain lenses are also made of glass. Two other issues seem to be of reasonable color match and of the proper thickness.
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Re: 53 interior/map light lens ?

#3 Post by jim stephenson » Mon Feb 07, 2022 11:30 am

Rick,

Thank you for the detailed email on the light, sounds like Tom Birch would be the best contact. Would you have contact info for Tom that you could please share so I can contact him ?

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Jim Stephenson

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Re: 53 interior/map light lens ?

#4 Post by Rick Albro » Mon Feb 07, 2022 9:43 pm

My last communication with Tom was a long time ago but a quick search finds that he is still using the same contact information. viewtopic.php?t=53152 posted just a few months ago still lists his contact info as Birchwerks@aol.com send him an email and see if he replies.... good luck if you don't get a reply maybe it is time to make these at the right thickness and color...


Thomas has a website that is not functional... splitregistry.org perhaps there are other members that might know if Tom is okay...

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Re: 53 interior/map light lens ?

#5 Post by Rick Albro » Tue Feb 08, 2022 9:41 pm

Jim,
Tom has contacted me but has a new contact. Hopefully you have made the connection!

Tom's new contact information is: birchwerks101@gmail.com
Tom does have the best profile of all those out there and when I bought one of his lens it was also very reasonably priced.

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