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Old 05-22-2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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find the differences

Hi guys,

time for a little game, find the differences between a standard 5.0 classic and the streetlegal European edition of that 5.0 classic.

And, first picture of our " mover" the driveway to my shed is a bit narrow and i have to make a 90 degree turn (with TV and 5.0) to get to the door after which i have to make another 90 degree turn to get the 5.0 into the shed.

To make life a bit easier i whipped up some spare tubing, grabbed 4 wheels (2 of which are swivel wheels), bolted a bottle jack on it and somesort of a "cup" to hold the coupling in.

Tested it yesterday, teh 5.0 is pushed easily with the girlfriend and me from the shed around 2 corners where we can hook it up to the TV. Still tinkering with the idea of motorizing this baby. The "mover" that is, not the girlfriend....

sorry for the tilted picture. Can't get that one right
(I fixed it for you .. Donna D.)
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Old 05-22-2015, 12:34 PM   #2
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OK, I'll bite Aside from the extended bumper and triangle lights, I give up. Do the triangle lights flash as hazard lights?

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Old 05-22-2015, 01:02 PM   #3
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Guessing here from my euro car ownership days, rear /front fogs and alley parking warning light (single).
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:09 PM   #4
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Taillights are different. Triangle shaped reflectors on rear. Clearance lights or something similar on bumpers?
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Old 05-22-2015, 01:12 PM   #5
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Funny looking license plate?
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Old 05-22-2015, 02:00 PM   #6
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Well, considering I've never seen a 5.0SA and am very new to this brand, the only thing I can think that's different (other than what's already posted and that I noticed) is that it's in the Netherlands! I'd say that's pretty darn different from all the others out there.

Bet you get lots of questions on what you have. And how much it cost to ship it to you. And why you picked this brand.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:42 PM   #7
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Directional fog lamps on the bumper, different tail lights (3 color), warning lamp, and reflectors. Can't see any other difference from the photo.
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Old 05-22-2015, 11:39 PM   #8
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  1. The triangles are presumably reflectors, not lamps (as Dave mentioned).
  2. Separate amber turn signal lamps (everyone spots those).
  3. Single rear fog lamp on driver's side (front lamps would not be fogs).
  4. Euro license plate with country of origin (NL for Netherlands) on the left side.
  5. Parking lamps which can operate separately on each side should be the regular tail or clearance lamps (they are in cars).
  6. Different type of hitch, of a type which is Euro-approved - looks like the lower pinbox has been replaced by a custom section (much nicer than bolting an extended adapter onto the stock pin)
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Old 05-23-2015, 12:08 AM   #9
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Why is there an extra red lamp on the left side?
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Old 05-23-2015, 01:35 AM   #10
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Why is there an extra red lamp on the left side?
In Europe I believe that you are generally required to have...
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Single rear fog lamp on driver's side (front lamps would not be fogs).
There can be two lamps or one, and one can be centred (like some BMW Minis sold here) or (preferably) off-centre to the driver's side. They appear on some European-built vehicles here, but are well-integrated so they are not noticeable when off. In some cases the Euro version of a car will have a rear fog in the place where we have one of the backup lamps, leaving only one backup lamp (and example of this is my old Ford Focus wagon).

The rear fog lamp is turned on during periods of obscured visibility (fog, snow, heavy rain) to make the vehicle more visible to following traffic. It is on steadily when used, like a tail lamp but closer to the brightness of a stop (brake) lamp.
Sometimes the rear fog is run by the same switch as the front fogs, leading to clueless North American drivers who use the front fogs as ornamental features driving in clear conditions with the rear fog on - dangerous incompetence.

Confirmation or correction from Seef or other Europeans appreciated.
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