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Hot Rods headlight fitment issue 40 deluxe

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1947coupe, Mar 25, 2021.

  1. 1947coupe
    Joined: Feb 20, 2014
    Posts: 21

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    Having issues with alignment tabs on bulbs hitting rims, do I grind these off or is there a better solution, using 12 volt system, thanks.
     
  2. Jim Bouchard
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
    Posts: 655

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    Yes, I have run into this problem before.
    I have sanded the nubs off with an angle grinder and a fine sanding disk.
    I also run the sanded off part under the buffing wheel to make it shine more after sanding it down.
     
  3. I've ground them down using my Dremel and a stone grinding bit. But be sure to use protective gear. You don't want to breathe in or get that dust in your eye. Nasty stuff.
     
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  4. 1great40
    Joined: Jan 1, 2008
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    from Walpole MA

    Drake used to sell them all ground. Not sure if he still does.


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  5. 42merc
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 754

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    I take them off with a bench grinder using a fine grit wheel.
    Go slow.
     
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  6. I bought some without tabs from Speedway last year.
     
  7. hoop
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 598

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    Glass shops have sanders to do that.
     
  8. 1947coupe
    Joined: Feb 20, 2014
    Posts: 21

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    I think I'll let the glass shop do it, have to pick up my side glass anyway, thanks.
     

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