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Anyone heard of Cibie fishtank headlamps ?

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gunnar_xj6
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Anyone heard of Cibie fishtank headlamps ?

Postby gunnar_xj6 » Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:52 am

I am in contact with a guy who claim to be in posession of
Cibie rectangular Euro spec headlamps for XJ40
that is said to have integrated parking lights.
Is this some pre-1988 prototype spec or what ?
Where they Cibie first that Valeo later manufactured ?
I remember having seen Cibie stamped on the reflector glass of the ordinary
JLM/DBC marked Valeo lamps. so there could be fragments of realism in this.
I am now into the conversation where he is soon going to visit the warehouse
where they are kept and look if they have the stamped DBC part numbers that I want him to look for. I will keep you posted how it goes.
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Re: Anyone heard of Cibie fishtank headlamps ?

Postby abercanadian » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:08 am

The ones you want are Hellas!
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Re: Anyone heard of Cibie fishtank headlamps ?

Postby abercanadian » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:09 am

The ones you want are Hellas! :)
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94 XJ40 VDP vin 701729
Oyster Metallic/Doeskin on Aero Alloys
220,000 Kilometers/136,700 Miles
Daily Driver

94 XJ40 SOVEREIGN vin 703632
Diamond Blue Metallic/Barley
111,000 Kilometers/69,000 Miles
Parts Car

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Re: Anyone heard of Cibie fishtank headlamps ?

Postby NMV 1E » Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:58 am

I seem to remember a Cibie / Valeo connection. To be a little clearer Cibie were (are) the brand, Valeo became the Manufacturer ;) I have two (a pair) in my possession, Left and Right ... fish tanks for a R.H.D. 40. I'll get around to offering them on ebay, one day ...... ;)
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Re: Anyone heard of Cibie fishtank headlamps ?

Postby donkeyotty » Thu Nov 29, 2018 9:02 am

I have just fitted some NOS Valeo quads marked Cibie in the centre, they came in a Valeo box with a Jaguar part number.
Cibie used to be a stand alone brand with rally cars always sporting a bank of them across the front for night stages.
I fitted a Cibie headlamp to my Commando in 1979 and it literally was the difference between night and day. :shock:
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Re: Anyone heard of Cibie fishtank headlamps ?

Postby naki_k » Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:39 pm

If you have found a good set of LHD Fishtanks, I don’t think the sticker on them will really matter at all. The condition is all that matters!
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Re: Anyone heard of Cibie fishtank headlamps ?

Postby Chris Barney » Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:52 pm

Has he got more than one set?
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