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Appleton spotlights

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kkoacolonel, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. GoManGo1951
    Joined: Jul 30, 2008
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    Thanks. I will just toss it on the shelf if not used.
     
  2. jay
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    hey chad there are no markings on these things...when i get a chance i will have my friend take a picture of them and post it here so we can find out what they are.
     
  3. TinWolf
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
    Posts: 177

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    from Sweden

    Hi Bad Bob !
    I dont know about Lorraines but I had a friend make a series of handles for my 112:s and the cover for the flip switch !We used my perfect 1941 NOS 112 to take the mold off and there is some cleaning up to do and file the square hole that is made with a undersize . I need to get some pictures for them since they came out quite good ! Some Lorraines used same style handles as the 112:s and some had 552 looking once . He can make them in any color but mine are the light tan looking original 112 color . Lorraine usually made handles in ivory or black ?!
    Now when I think about it I know what your talking about , I had a set of Lorraines that I sold to a -40 Merc buddy and those were black with a turn knob in the end and it had two small wings to help the turngrip . Thats the only set Ive seen of that style ever but they were pretty cool looking .
    Wolf

    See pictures at:
    http://public.fotki.com/TinWolf/forsale-stuff/appleton-repo-handl/
     

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  4. 53chevy
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    This is a Lorraine 37 series. 3x series spotlights are Lorraine's. There are subtle difference like the shape of housing (Point or Blunt, Thanks to Chad's info), handles and shape of the housing between the housing (light) and arm, some have a triangle shape bracket and some don't. And of course some of the housing had no marking and other marking would be a name plate by the On/Off switch.



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  5. mike l.
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    chad, do you got any more of those spots for sale? lemme know, i could use a set....
    mike l.
     
  6. Bob K
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    from Antigo Wi.

    I've got a set of 112's that I was going to use on my convert but changed my mind.

    I want to put them on my 47 chebby chopped 2dr sedan.
    Is there a template that is specific to this car to show where to drill through the A pillar?

    B:confused:B
     
  7. psyco50
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
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    from Pomona,ca

    I picked up some baby Appletons 450 series over the weekend, I’m gonna install them on my Shoebox.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
     

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  8. scully_100
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
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    Excellent thread !
    There is a whole world in this discussion, what looks best, what is period correct etc.

    I too am hanging out till one day a nice matching set of 552's or 112's come along.
    certainly not going to find a set downunder. so i gots to be one of these jerks pushing prices sky high.
    they just look too good, and i was never one for fake anything.
    patience is a virtue..
    but i am running low on virtue.
    :)
     
  9. 51 mercules
    Joined: Nov 29, 2008
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    I have Appleton 552's on my Merc.They need to be restored though.
     

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  10. MIGHTY
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    I would like to.
     
  11. LeadSledMerc
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    Same here once I find a decent set....but for now I'll have to run dummys.
     
  12. otas
    Joined: Aug 9, 2007
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    Killer collection of spot lights. I have a nice nice set of 112's set back for future kustom.
     
  13. Dar73
    Joined: Oct 26, 2009
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    Here is our trio of 552's. I think appletons always look great!:)
     

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  14. Rikster
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    Dar73.... That is one GREAT collection of cars....
    The 46-48 Ford convertible is PERFECT. Would you mind sharing some more photos of that one.
     
  15. Dar73
    Joined: Oct 26, 2009
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    Thanks Rik. Here are some.
     

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  16. kkoacolonel
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    Dar,absolut time piece.Circa 1951.
     
  17. LeadSledMerc
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    Gorgeous, Dar...absolutely gorgeous!
    Thanks for sharing the pics.
     
  18. thunderroad
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    Scored...Best $50 I ever spent....
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  19. thunderroad
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    Has the markings L975 in mount anyone know wtf it means?

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  20. 1SICK37
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    Thats a nice Lorraine model 37 spotlight.
     
  21. myke
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
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    from SoCal

    Yea that's the bracket model. It fits my car 1947 Cadillac.

    I could use that bracket if you want to trade me for a nice one (different part number) that I have.
     
  22. Diggerdave
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    i have mint pair of 112S on my 48
     

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  23. myke
    Joined: Dec 13, 2004
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    from SoCal

    Nice!


    Still looking for a L975 mounting bezel if anyone has one. I have a real nice different part number to trade or just buy outright. Thanks!
     
  24. secnwind
    Joined: Nov 1, 2006
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    I have a nice set of 112s that I would like to put on my 40 Lasalle convert.. not sure what brackets I need.. (should be the same as 41 Roadmaster, Caddy etc.) will the brackets used on the cheapie repros work for a set to grind and fit?
     
  25. resto-rodder
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
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    A few years ago I picked up a painted Appleton 112. It has never been chromed, so I believe it may have been made during the war? Any information on this type of 112?
     
  26. ronjean
    Joined: Nov 15, 2006
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    from wi.

    I know it has been awhile sense you posted the 1951 merc spots that you had for sale. Do you still have them? If not do you have an appleton s_450 ?
    Thanks Ron
     
  27. DKroadsters
    Joined: Jan 2, 2005
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    Does anyone have old sales brochures or pictures of partslists to put up here
    Could be great to a see a list, off all the mounting bracket numbers
    Is there someone that reproduce spareparts for 112/552
    Looking to buy a set of NOS or close 112, maybe restored nice ones would be great
     
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  28. shoebox1950
    Joined: Jul 17, 2008
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    from California

    That would neat to see...some Appleton sales brochures if they existed. I've never seen one...
     
  29. my dad has a couple apple tons for sale i should show him this page
     
  30. Don't know about nos or restored ones but I do know that the mounting brackets for the cheap dumby ones work.



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