Well after looking at a few sites talking about lighting upgrades I decided its a route i would go down for the rebuild.
For the dashboard I purchased a pack of 8 XENON WHITE SMD LED 501 T10 W5W WEDGE CANBUS ERROR FREE SIDE LIGHT BULBS from eBay after watching this video on youtube decided it was a 5 minute job so off I went.
Undid 4 screws holding the binnacle, disconnected the speedo cable and then twisted the bulbs out and slotted in the new LED’s checking as i went that they worked. Reconnecting the speedo and putting the screws back in, then waited for it to go dark to check the result.
It’s much improved over the original!
I have also wired in strips of LED lights to the interior lighting which is an improvement on the original light. I will get a picture of this over the next couple of days.
One final touch I made was to feed a string of blue LED’s in to the chassis and connect up to a switch that highlights the Richards Chassis logo, this is the result.