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Can someone vacume form a set of headlight lenses for me?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 50dodge4x4, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
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    I have a 39 Plymouth I fully intend on driving, a lot. The car has glass headlight lenses and I understand they are hard to find. What I would like is to find someone that can form a set of lenses for me from lexon from my glass originals.

    Since I know nothing of this process, I would like to have a discussion with someone in the know. The lenses are pretty big, along the lines of about 7" square, more or less. Would this be do able at a reasonable cost?

    You can PM me to save some bandwidth.
    Gene
     
  2. the-rodster
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  3. FLAT-TOP BOB
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    as the rodster said


    run the glass ones, they are not hard to find. we have three or four sets of nos ones here too.
     
  4. squirrel
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    are those funky sealed beam conversion kits still with the car, or did they get "lost" somewhere along the way?
     
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  5. pimpin paint
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    from so cal

    Hey Gene,

    Can ya make a plaster cast off the oem one's, and cut a piece of thin
    plexi or lexan, than form over the plaster buck with a heat gun?
    Trim and go?

    Swankey Devils C.C.
     
  6. Relic Stew
    Joined: Apr 17, 2005
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    from Wisconsin

    You could vacuum form headlight covers, but they wouldn't be lenses that focus the light where it's needed.
     
  7. If you really want to you can cast up a set of your own. Check out the link and their website.

    http://www.alumilite.com/default.cfm

    These guys have all the stuff you'd need to make a mold and make your own out of acrylic. Great stuff for making all sorts of cool things. :D
     
  8. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
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    That is dead rite,yes I can Vac. here in Miami Fl,but It is not what you need,like others said,just getsome more.:cool:
     
  9. 50dodge4x4
    Joined: Aug 7, 2004
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    Thanks for all the info guys, I think I will just buy a set for backup.
    Gene
     

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