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steve-0

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reproduction fender mounted headlights for sale
« on: April 30, 2015, 11:28:09 PM »
i have been tinkering with reproducing the fender mounted headlights for quite a while.

if i can get enough people interested in a set of headlights i will reproduce these.
each step in the process takes some setup so doing many at a time is better.
also i don't want a bunch of these sitting on my shelf.

the price will be $200 each





as most of you know the WW2 harley motorcycles used the same style headlight.
the scout car used the exact headlight.

reproductions of the harley lights are available and this is what i have done to convert them to halftrack headlights.

i start with the all chrome headlight

remove the 4 base rivets and everything else so there is just the shell.
lightly sand blast the shell and ring so the paint will stick to it.
drill the hole in the back for the new plug then using special made dies, crimp the exact profile around the hole.
plug the square hole forward of the mounting stud that was used for harleys.
replace the 7/16 course thread carriage bolt with a longer 7/16 fine thread carriage bolt.
replace the rear grounding screw and the bezel screw because they are the wrong size and wrong head style.
install the 4 base rivets with a larger size and head diameter.
install the plug receptacle that has been reworked to match the original.
prime and paint

these will have the cycle ray marked lenses like the originals

contact me by PM or email
steelworkss@aol.com

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Sprouse

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Re: reproduction fender mounted headlights for sale
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2016, 07:46:12 PM »
Steve have made any of these headlamps yet? I can use 2 with the pedistal bases. I have none
WC 63 Restored
M2 not restored
M2A1 early not restored
M2A1 late not restored
M2A1 late not restored

steve-0

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Re: reproduction fender mounted headlights for sale
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2016, 01:09:08 PM »
i have a set available.
i think superjeep has the spacers.

superjeep

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Re: reproduction fender mounted headlights for sale
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2016, 09:20:27 PM »
Yes, I do have the spacers
1943 White M2A1 Roller
1943 White M2A1 Winch
1943 Diamond T M3A1 Roller
1943 M15A1 Roller
1943 White M3A1 Scout Car
1944 White M3A1 Scout Car
1943 Willys MB
1943 Willys MT-TUG 6 X 6 Jeep Ambulance version
1945 WLA Harley
194? Clark CA-1 Airborne Dozer
1963 M422A1 Mighty Mite
1968 M274A5 Mule 106m