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Can some please tell me where the side indicator should be?
I've seen several '68 & '69(Euro RHD 10558) cars with the lens in front or behind the wheel arch. Is this a matter of : whatever was in the parts bin on the assembly line?
I want to restore my accident damaged '68 boat tail (lens behind wheel) and bought a '69 donor car with the lens in front.
AR 1470148 vs AR 1470417

What now?
My understanding was that the 1600's had the lens in front and that it had moved to behind the wheel with the 1750's.
When did it move to the front again?
 

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Hi
Can some please tell me where the side indicator should be?
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My understanding was that the 1600's had the lens in front and that it had moved to behind the wheel with the 1750's.
When did it move to the front again?
Just the opposite, monstar. 1600's had the side marker behind the front wheel (and no side marker in the back). The rule of thumb is that '66 and '67's have the side marker behind and '68 and '69's had it in front (with additional side marker in the rear behind the rear wheel). While the euro market had four years of the series 1, the US (for the most part) only imported '67's and '69's.

Hope this helps and I'm sure those with more history with add clarifying details if needed.

~jim
 

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It seems that the early RHD 1750's had the lens behind the front wheel.

2 of mine are like this. My (new) later model sits in front.
Here in South Africa I haven't seen the back side markers....

I also found Duetto photos with both configurations, as well as a 1750 pic (like mine) :
 

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The parts books show that the European 1750 Roundtails have a teardrop shaped light behind the front wheel that is wired as a repeater (turn signal). The switch to a round light mounted in front of the front tire came with the introduction of the Kammtail. Euro Roundtails did not have side lights at the rear.

USA version 1750s have round, amber lights in front of the tire and round, red lights at the rear of the car that are wired as side markers (parking lights circuit).

Monstar's pics show the difference between the Euro and USA versions. The silver car is a USA version and the red cars are Euros.
 

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My car is an original '69 RHD Roundtail with original wings and an original wiring loom - and everything is built to accomodate the lights in front of the wheels.

The wiring for the repeaters shows that my car always had the large repeaters in front of the wheels - it is fed to the wing through the gaps next to the radiator along with the wiring for the head and side lights - and it certainly won't reach behind the wheels.
 
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