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Tiger Headlight Restoration

Article about: Firstly, I received some bits from a destroyed Panzer front headlight.. Panzer Headlight & Parts Panzer Headlight cover Bosch Armoured glass Got them all together in a box... and sent th

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    Well done. The camo would not be for me but I can certainly appreciate the amount of work you have put in.


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    Great rescue job a few more years in the ground and it would have been lost for ever.. I think the paint scheme blends the old with the new very well.

    Mark.

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    Great save mate!!
    I have an old Notek light that I have been meaning to do a similar thing to...

    Cheers, Dan
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    A labor of love , great light .
    I love camo but I think I would have went with dark yellow (Dunkelgelb nach Muster)
    Cheers Chris

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    After weeks of waiting and hoping to gets the different parts, I just wanted to get the Head light working again.

    I was in contact with some interesting chaps, who had some great stories to tell.

    It was really hard to get the Bosch glass, and I didn't think I'd ever get it to be honest, even Tigers in Museums don't have them.

    Out of the blue, I received a E-Mail, do I still want a Bosch glass?

    Erm, actually I do..

    A chap had one, that he recovered from a swamp in the Ukraine and it was for sale!

    He was just digging in a big swampy hole and found bits and pieces and out came the glass..

    A week later it was in my possession.

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    nice work.

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    Sorry I agree with Glenn66 that the camp scheme is a bit bizarre, but hats off to the work you put in putting this bit back together again, you just need the rest of the Tiger now.

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    History bought back to life,I think that's really cool & what striking illumination for your display! Regards ,paul

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    Quote by BlackCat1982 View Post
    Sorry I agree with Glenn66 that the camp scheme is a bit bizarre, but hats off to the work you put in putting this bit back together again, you just need the rest of the Tiger now.
    It's just a spare of the moment three colour scheme, it looked too plain in it's overall sand colour..

    When we had a good look at the damage to the headlight collar, there was bullet damage to it

    The bullet is of a Russian type..
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    What an interesting and informative thread from start to finish on this step by step restoration ,Just fascinating and the end result and display looks superb ,Well done
    Cheers ,James

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