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BarryA   Posted Friday, Mar 7th 9:34pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 214

Sacramento CA
81 320
E21 headlight bucket / grill conversion kits (7" round outer / 5.75" round innner) come up for sale anywhere in the last few months? Curious as to whether there are any around and what they're selling for in decent condtion....

imaradiostar   Posted Saturday, Mar 8th 5:05pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 1092
Nashville, TN
81 323i, 82 525i, 85 524td, 90 535i
Walloth and Nesch has them new.


BarryA   Posted Wednesday, Mar 12th 8:59pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 215

Sacramento CA
81 320
imaradiostar wrote:
Walloth and Nesch has them new.


Have looked on the W&N web site a couple of times and didn't find a listing - tried to download the PDF version of the complete E21 catalog to look there, but the registration form refuses to accept a US phone number.......

Follow up - turns out the problem with downloading the catalog was hyphens in the phone # (needs to be all digits - no spaces or dashes). First pass throught the catalog still didn't turn up the Hella light sets - any additional info as to where to look in the W&N catalog would be much appreciated.....

Bill in MN   Posted Thursday, Mar 13th 2:02am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 195

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
I found mine on Ebay UK after a long search. I was never able to come up with any from Walloth. If memory serves, they had them listed but no longer carried them.

FWIW, the high beam lights are NLA. A very close fit is are the high beams from a MK 1/2 Golf. With a few slight mods they will fit.

Hennarott   Posted Saturday, Mar 15th 8:56am [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Junior Member
Post nr. 2

I have a Big/Small Hella Grill + 7" H4 Lights + High Beams from a VW that would need a few modifications to fit into the Grill. Please contact me if you are interested.

The 5" highbeams are NLA from Hella.

I have one set on my car and I just sold another set.

BarryA   Posted Tuesday, Mar 18th 10:02pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 216

Sacramento CA
81 320
Thanks for the offer on the VW based units - I may take you up on it...

Just to satisfy my curiousity, I think I'll do a bit of research at Pick & Pull, too - since there are almost always multiple E21s and lots of VW's in the yard, I'll see if it would work to cut the outer bucket off a stock E21 double headlight bucket and replace it with a VW 7" bucket. Cracked or broken late 2002 plastic grills aren't that hard to come by, so a pair of '02 grills should work for the black plastic 7" bezels.

Bill in MN   Posted Tuesday, Mar 18th 11:34pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 196

Minnesota USA
1988 735, 1986 535 turbo, 1981 Baur 323i
I've also seen the 7" grills from an 02 or 316 and aftermarket 5" high beams mounted to the topside of the bumper. It'll give the same look.

Jason_323i   Posted Thursday, Mar 20th 11:51pm [Edit] [Quote] [IMS] [View car]
Post nr. 462
UK, Scotland
323i 2.7 tripple webber track car. Maserati Biturbo

I have a couple of sets one spare got the inners but not the 7" outers from the single light models


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