Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts

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Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« on: July 27, 2016, 09:02:53 AM »
Thread for headlight discussion - pics of various styles, conversion tips, etc.

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2016, 09:12:27 AM »
I'm thinking of going about this a little differently and wanted to know if anyone has done this or can tell me if it will work??

I have an original pair of headlights their nice enough, not show but just right for what I want. BUT I want 12V.

I know you can buy conversion kits but I have heard bad things about them and having all sorts of trouble to get them to work properly ( is this true also??)

my thoughts we to buy a new pair of bob drake lights and use the insides in my originals. My question is will the BD insides fit in the originals? As I really wouldn't like to spend the money on a new set if its not going to work, but have never had a pair of BD ones to compare.

Has anyone compared the BD or aftermarket ones to the originals? with the thought of doing this?

I know I could always just run the BD ones, but really wanted the originals that go with the car.

TIA

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2016, 09:12:53 AM »
I'm thinking of going about this a little differently and wanted to know if anyone has done this or can tell me if it will work??

I have an original pair of headlights their nice enough, not show but just right for what I want. BUT I want 12V.

I know you can buy conversion kits but I have heard bad things about them and having all sorts of trouble to get them to work properly ( is this true also??)

my thoughts we to buy a new pair of bob drake lights and use the insides in my originals. My question is will the BD insides fit in the originals? As I really wouldn't like to spend the money on a new set if its not going to work, but have never had a pair of BD ones to compare.

Has anyone compared the BD or aftermarket ones to the originals? with the thought of doing this?

I know I could always just run the BD ones, but really wanted the originals that go with the car.

TIA
I'm running a Vintique conversion in my original 34 commercials. No problems at all.
I'm betting all the conversions are made by same company & rebagged.

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Re: Headlights - Styles & Tech
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2016, 09:13:21 AM »
I'm thinking of going about this a little differently and wanted to know if anyone has done this or can tell me if it will work??

I have an original pair of headlights their nice enough, not show but just right for what I want. BUT I want 12V.

I know you can buy conversion kits but I have heard bad things about them and having all sorts of trouble to get them to work properly ( is this true also??)

my thoughts we to buy a new pair of bob drake lights and use the insides in my originals. My question is will the BD insides fit in the originals? As I really wouldn't like to spend the money on a new set if its not going to work, but have never had a pair of BD ones to compare.

Has anyone compared the BD or aftermarket ones to the originals? with the thought of doing this?

I know I could always just run the BD ones, but really wanted the originals that go with the car.

TIA
I'm running a Vintique conversion in my original 34 commercials. No problems at all.
I'm betting all the conversions are made by same company & rebagged.
The conversions I am talking about would be at least 10 years old. so are the ones you have used been in the recent years? I would be happy to try the current conversions if I know someone has had good luck with them. I see they offer the reflectors as well as part of the conversion.


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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2016, 09:13:43 AM »
I bought a pair of the Bob Drake halogen conversions for my 32 3W. They are great.
I was so impressed ... that I removed the 10/12 year old halogen conversions in my 32 roadster and bought another set of the Bob Drake ones.



They were designed for Bob Drake by a lighting engineer.  :)
  They have a stepped area in them to help reflect the light in a concentrated beam.

I also upgraded to the H4 bulbs by Sylvania Silverstar bulbs.



Now I can see down the highway in my 32's as well as I caan in my 2009 Silverado ...
This info comes from the Sylvania site

 The SilverStar Ultra 9006SU BP twin-pack contains two high performance halogen headlight bulbs which feature dramatic improvements over standard halogen bulbs, including up to 50% brighter light, 40% increased down-road visibility and up to 50% increased side-road visibility.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2016, 09:14:17 AM »
thanks All.

I have used Narva globes which also come in the brighter as in +50 and they are really good.

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2016, 09:17:56 AM »
I went with the 7" super bees housing with the LED turn signals in the lower part. The LED bulbs are clear when off and turn amber when on. The 7" head lights project a further beam.  I did buy a set of 33-34 headlights and had them painted in case I decide to change up the look of my roadster in the future.

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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2016, 09:18:23 AM »
I went with the 7" super bees housing with the LED turn signals in the lower part. The LED bulbs are clear when off and turn amber when on. The 7" head lights project a further beam.  I did buy a set of 33-34 headlights and had them painted in case I decide to change up the look of my roadster in the future.

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2016, 09:18:58 AM »
I still like king bees,but im old school and to old to change,thats what i saw in the 50s.


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« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2016, 09:19:44 AM »
 1932  tudor  use 33/34 commercial headlight in uk England  look good

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« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2016, 09:20:14 AM »
Just installed a set of Bob Drake headlite reflectors, supposed to correct these problems, will find out in August when we set out for Pleasanton. These are 33-34 commercials.

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« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 09:20:36 AM »
Just installed a set of Bob Drake headlite reflectors, supposed to correct these problems, will find out in August when we set out for Pleasanton. These are 33-34 commercials.
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« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2016, 09:21:11 AM »
i like to be guided

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« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2016, 09:21:50 AM »
Just changed to the commercial lights.  I used the stainless Bob Drake product.  Haven't been out at night yet.  I installed the turn signal in the lower part of bucket with chrome bulbs that don't show except when lit - then they are amber.  (Bulbs changed after photo.)


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« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2016, 09:22:23 AM »
I have serveral sets of old king bee head lites that have been paint over and was wondering if the paint can be removed with out harming the appearance of the original tags.Any one done this with good results.Thanks.

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« Reply #15 on: July 27, 2016, 09:23:03 AM »
I have serveral sets of old king bee head lites that have been paint over and was wondering if the paint can be removed with out harming the appearance of the original tags.Any one done this with good results.Thanks.
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« Reply #16 on: July 27, 2016, 09:23:22 AM »
The problem is the tags were also painted over.Maybe the only answer is to buy new tags,but would prefer to keep what i have.

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« Reply #17 on: July 27, 2016, 09:24:11 AM »
The problem is the tags were also painted over.Maybe the only answer is to buy new tags,but would prefer to keep what i have.
If they used a cheap paint easyoff might work, or as Beppie said try some convetional paint stripper on a brush on the edge of a tag.
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« Reply #18 on: July 27, 2016, 09:24:29 AM »
Thanks for the ideas.I will try the paint stripper first to see if i can save them .

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« Reply #19 on: July 27, 2016, 09:26:00 AM »
3 deuces,
I make reproduction tags.   Here's a pic on my tags.    Rick Bales




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« Reply #20 on: July 27, 2016, 09:29:50 AM »
I will probably buy new tags as i have been unable to remove paint with out removing paint from tags also.Thanks for photo of repro tags.

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Re: Headlights & Headlight Mounts- Styles & Tech
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2016, 09:46:27 AM »
My original 682c`s not the new repo`s. Went thru at least 6 sets to get a nice pair. Markers are converted to signals and the original steel back lamps have been modified to use halogen bulbs.



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Re: Headlights & Headlight Mounts- Styles & Tech
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2016, 09:47:46 AM »
33 Commercial.  Commercials have painted buckets not stainless steel.

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« Reply #23 on: July 27, 2016, 09:48:34 AM »
My original 682c`s not the new repo`s. Went thru at least 6 sets to get a nice pair. Markers are converted to signals and the original steel back lamps have been modified to use halogen bulbs.
Question??  I have a set of 682c's that I want to use on my 5 window.  I've got them painted, wired up for turn signals on top...all ready to go, EXCEPT I can't find a source for the rubber gasket that goes between the turn signal bezel and the headlight bucket.  Can anyone on here point me to a source.  'Been thinking about seeing if I can make a pair out of an old inner tube, but would rather have something that's not makeshift.  Thanks.

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« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2016, 09:48:57 AM »
My original 682c`s not the new repo`s. Went thru at least 6 sets to get a nice pair. Markers are converted to signals and the original steel back lamps have been modified to use halogen bulbs.
Question??  I have a set of 682c's that I want to use on my 5 window.  I've got them painted, wired up for turn signals on top...all ready to go, EXCEPT I can't find a source for the rubber gasket that goes between the turn signal bezel and the headlight bucket.  Can anyone on here point me to a source.  'Been thinking about seeing if I can make a pair out of an old inner tube, but would rather have something that's not makeshift.  Thanks.
Try this.
http://www.thehotrodcompany.com/shopnow/show_item.asp?product_id=OTBGKT%2D1
Pretty straight forward and easy to make.
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« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2016, 09:49:11 AM »
Thanks...I have those, they go around the parking light bulb.  I'm looking for the rubber gasket that goes between the parking light bezel and the main headlight bucket.

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« Reply #26 on: July 27, 2016, 09:49:32 AM »
Thanks...I have those, they go around the parking light bulb.  I'm looking for the rubber gasket that goes between the parking light bezel and the main headlight bucket.
I don`t recall seeing one on any of the lights I have/had.
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« Reply #27 on: July 27, 2016, 09:53:15 AM »
Arrow Model 775-HP

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« Reply #28 on: July 27, 2016, 09:54:22 AM »
Who says size matters???  Went small on the Chemical City Coupe.  I have the headlights mounted on a quick-disconnect headlight bar and usually run the car without headlights for more of a competition look.  I can have them out of the trunk and installed in about 3 minutes.

Here's pics with and without the lights:

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« Reply #29 on: July 27, 2016, 10:03:34 AM »
My restored BLC lights.
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« Reply #30 on: July 27, 2016, 10:06:48 AM »
KINGBEE'S
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« Reply #31 on: July 27, 2016, 10:16:38 AM »
ARROWS
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« Reply #32 on: July 27, 2016, 10:17:48 AM »
Guide lights
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« Reply #33 on: July 27, 2016, 10:19:42 AM »
Gennie buckets with old sealed beam conversion
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« Reply #34 on: July 27, 2016, 10:21:54 AM »
Stock headlights & bar
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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2016, 10:23:19 AM »
F-1 SHOCK MOUNT
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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2016, 10:24:27 AM »
Stock headlights. My reflectors are a little tarnished

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« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2016, 10:25:51 AM »
BOB'S 5W
 THINK THEY'RE 36 FORDS.
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« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2016, 10:30:06 AM »
Side by side years apart same roadster "Dietz 820-D's" and Original 32's.
I'm going with a set of restored original King Bees this time around.

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« Reply #39 on: July 27, 2016, 10:34:10 AM »
When I was thinking about lights for my car I never thought about using stock or 33/34 lights,because out of thousands of pic's & magazines & growing up around them I never really saw them being used on Hot Rod's.I ended up with orig.King Bee's.
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« Reply #40 on: July 27, 2016, 10:35:27 AM »
I know in the 50s and 60s you sure wouldn't use stockers,mainly king bees.

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« Reply #41 on: July 27, 2016, 10:36:09 AM »
I think the big headlights made a comeback during the resto rod years in the early 90's,  sure beat the square lights of the 80's..............
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« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2016, 10:36:36 AM »
I think the big headlights made a comeback during the resto rod years in the early 90's,  sure beat the square lights of the 80's..............
I guess you mean these.
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« Reply #43 on: July 27, 2016, 10:37:23 AM »
I think the big headlights made a comeback during the resto rod years in the early 90's,  sure beat the square lights of the 80's..............
I guess you mean these.
yup, those are the ones!
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« Reply #44 on: July 27, 2016, 10:44:28 AM »
Only 5 of the 75 had stock lights.
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« Reply #45 on: July 27, 2016, 10:44:58 AM »
When I first bought my coupe back in 1973 or so, it already had some of the Guide lights on it. I gave them away to a friend and searched out a set of originals for it. I always loved the big lights. I think in the 70s is when I started seeing more of them being used.

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« Reply #46 on: July 27, 2016, 10:45:43 AM »
I'm not sure old this photo is but take your pick. One has small and one has stock headlights
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« Reply #47 on: July 27, 2016, 10:46:43 AM »
'35 Truck


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« Reply #48 on: July 27, 2016, 10:48:21 AM »
ELECTROLINE SERIES 2200'S  WERE ORIGINALLY OFF OF EARLY 1930'S LEFRANCE FIRETRUCKS.
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« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2016, 10:52:15 AM »
HEADLIGHT BAR
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« Reply #50 on: July 27, 2016, 10:53:13 AM »
King Bees.
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« Reply #51 on: July 27, 2016, 10:54:57 AM »
GUIDE 682-C.
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« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2016, 10:56:37 AM »
DENNIS VARNI'S SEDAN - GUIDE
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« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2016, 11:01:30 AM »
Stock headlights with So-Cal mounts
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« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2016, 11:03:30 AM »
GUIDE 682-Cs on highly modified stock headlight bar.

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« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2016, 11:05:44 AM »
Guide 682-Cs on Model A or '32 headlight bar ends.

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« Reply #56 on: July 27, 2016, 11:09:43 AM »
BLC 904-A Headlights.
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« Reply #57 on: July 27, 2016, 11:14:47 AM »
Auto Lamp very rare Model C-430 lights with the art deco ornaments on top.
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« Reply #58 on: July 27, 2016, 11:23:46 AM »
E & J TYPE 20 HEADLIGHTS.

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« Reply #59 on: July 27, 2016, 11:25:47 AM »
E&J's on deuces
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« Reply #60 on: July 27, 2016, 11:26:33 AM »
Stock headlights on a dropped stock bar

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« Reply #61 on: July 27, 2016, 11:27:25 AM »
Headlight & shock mount.

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« Reply #62 on: July 27, 2016, 11:29:58 AM »
Headlights on my Roadster - repops of originals on a custom bar

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« Reply #63 on: July 27, 2016, 11:31:09 AM »
FRANK'S LIGHTS - GUIDES 682-C AND CUSTOM BAR
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« Reply #64 on: July 27, 2016, 11:32:17 AM »
DIETZ 820-D LIGHTS.
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« Reply #65 on: August 11, 2016, 12:57:16 PM »
Headlights with motorcycle turn signals in them [not just a bulb sticking up]

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« Reply #66 on: October 06, 2017, 04:02:17 PM »
Thread for headlight discussion - pics of various styles, conversion tips, etc.
Photo says it all.
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« Reply #67 on: October 06, 2017, 04:08:06 PM »
My restored BLC lights.
John,
 I have a set of those.Do you happen to know where to get the gumball light on top ?
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« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2017, 05:26:09 PM »
Thread for headlight discussion - pics of various styles, conversion tips, etc.
Photo says it all.
Yup. :)

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« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2017, 05:48:42 PM »
I already have two of the 6" King Bee 98-99's, I will be looking for 2 more at Monroe tomorrow. I have a pair of 100-101's for my Tudor.

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« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2017, 05:48:55 PM »
Thread for headlight discussion - pics of various styles, conversion tips, etc.
Photo says it all.
Yup. :)

Can anyone ID all of these?  The second from the right looks like Arrow but I'm not sure.  Those are my favorites from this pic.

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« Reply #71 on: October 06, 2017, 05:50:57 PM »
Thread for headlight discussion - pics of various styles, conversion tips, etc.
Photo says it all.
Yup. :)

Can anyone ID all of these?  The second from the right looks like Arrow but I'm not sure.  Those are my favorites from this pic.
second from right are King Bee 100-101's. The definitive '40s-'50s hot rod headlight.

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« Reply #72 on: October 06, 2017, 05:54:39 PM »
Thread for headlight discussion - pics of various styles, conversion tips, etc.
Photo says it all.
Yup. :)

Can anyone ID all of these?  The second from the right looks like Arrow but I'm not sure.  Those are my favorites from this pic.
second from right are King Bee 100-101's. The definitive '40s-'50s hot rod headlight.

Very cool, thank you for the info.

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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #73 on: October 06, 2017, 06:14:38 PM »
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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #74 on: October 06, 2017, 06:17:37 PM »
Even Boyd knew better. ;)
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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #75 on: October 06, 2017, 06:25:07 PM »
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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #76 on: October 06, 2017, 06:28:20 PM »
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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #77 on: October 07, 2017, 01:35:08 PM »
For me stock headlights work better on full fendered cars.If your going to use them.
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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #78 on: October 08, 2017, 11:48:53 AM »
Just my opinion, this is the only place where stock '32 frog eyes "work". Ol dad must be spinning in his grave when he sees some of the shit that is being pushed as "traditional" hot rod stuff these days.

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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #79 on: October 08, 2017, 02:16:18 PM »
Just my opinion, this is the only place where stock '32 frog eyes "work". Ol dad must be spinning in his grave when he sees some of the shit that is being pushed as "traditional" hot rod stuff these days.
I think Gray coined the term "Rat Rod", derived from the term "Rat Bikes"........ Just sayin' :P
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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #80 on: October 08, 2017, 02:23:51 PM »
Just my opinion, this is the only place where stock '32 frog eyes "work". Ol dad must be spinning in his grave when he sees some of the shit that is being pushed as "traditional" hot rod stuff these days.
I think Gray coined the term "Rat Rod", derived from the term "Rat Bikes"........ Just sayin' :P
He did, as well as "frog eyes" for stock '32 headlights. However, what Gray meant when he coined the word "rat rod" bears no real resemblance to what we know think of as 'rat rods". But yes, point taken.

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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #81 on: October 11, 2017, 02:02:43 AM »
Just my opinion, this is the only place where stock '32 frog eyes "work". Ol dad must be spinning in his grave when he sees some of the shit that is being pushed as "traditional" hot rod stuff these days.
I think Gray coined the term "Rat Rod", derived from the term "Rat Bikes"........ Just sayin' :P
I'am thankful that I live in Ca.My car has never been called a Rat Rod.I guess they know there hot rods. ;D
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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #82 on: October 11, 2017, 10:31:17 AM »
Just my opinion, this is the only place where stock '32 frog eyes "work". Ol dad must be spinning in his grave when he sees some of the shit that is being pushed as "traditional" hot rod stuff these days.
I think Gray coined the term "Rat Rod", derived from the term "Rat Bikes"........ Just sayin' :P
I'am thankful that I live in Ca.My car has never been called a Rat Rod.I guess they know there hot rods. ;D
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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #83 on: October 12, 2017, 03:38:27 PM »
I'm just getting ready to replace the '34 commercial lights on my highboy.

 I have prepared a pair of '35 - 37 commercial lights. They are smaller, but I was still able to get the turn signal lights inside the bucket, in the Bob Drake reflectors. Hoping they look good.

Anyone using these? They are not as traditional as the King Bees, but I felt they were closer than the big lights.

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Re: Style & Tech - Headlights & Headlight Mounts
« Reply #84 on: October 13, 2017, 04:54:32 AM »
I am running '35 commercial headlights. Go back to page 3 and you'll see them
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