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Made something similar to E&J headlights

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1929Essex, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. I agree with tb33anda3rd. put some fins on them:cool:
     
  2. 1929Essex
    Joined: Jun 5, 2010
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    thanks for the comments guys. I made some fins today but havent nailed down the right shape yet. Its tricky to keep it from looking like something from space. As for the black trim ring its actually steel, I think it just stands out because its the only thing painted right now. I have about 40 of these style lights, some bigger, some smaller, flatter, and different style rings. The first one is never the greatest.
     
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  3. SakowskiMotors
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    Did where you are going.
    Just try a flatter lense I would say.

    But it is your ride!
     
  4. tfeverfred
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    The title of the thread is what talked to me. "Made something similar to E&J headlights". By mentioning E&J in his title, he has expressed his intention was to duplicate or come close to. Then, he changed it. Perhaps it is you who needs to read into what is written. So, off topic pissing match over.:rolleyes:

    Regardless, his attempt was pretty good and if he hadn't mentioned E&J the whole thread would have taken another tone.

    I would have said, "Look at the head lights I made." Then everyone would have commented on how they look like E&J's.
     
  5. the "space" styling would give it a fifties/sixties look. try making the fins rounded up in the front and tapering back. think art deco style like late thirties/forties hood ornaments
     
  6. haychrishay
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    Here are a couple pics of the headlight on my 37 Schwinn if you want some ideas for ribs
     
  7. Dick's Beaters
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    I like them. Please build more and post the build process.
     
  8. Mazooma1
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    Bump this to the top again so other may see what someone is actually doing with his hands in his garage.
    This fellow built something that he wanted to build.
    To me, the importance of this thread is not so much the end result. The importance is about someone actually DOING something with his hands.
    This is the foundation for the entire basis of the hobby.
    This guy has the nuts to build something.

    It doesn't matter whether you like the headlights or not.
    Whether they look good or not is the sole business of the builder.

    -------------------- Doug
     
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  9. bent metal
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    I too would like to see the inside construction. Also, your name is 1929 Essex, lets see the Essex. :)
     
  10. metal man
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    100% Agreed
     
  11. Nads
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    200%
     
  12. cody1958
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    Nice job. Im not a fan of them either but i like how people make their own version of stuff already being produced.
     
  13. 117harv
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    yep..300%
     
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  14. 3340
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    Good Job! Use Them, Nice To See Some One Thinking Outside The Box. Wayne
     
  15. Ron Mayes
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    Awesome !!! :D:D
     
  16. I listen to Mazooma, cause he .....usually...... makes sense.
     
  17. 1929Essex
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    today I made another set, this time with a larger flatter lense. this lense is 3/4" bigger than the first one I used and isnt as domed. I like these more. Heres some pics of how I made them.
     

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  18. 1929Essex
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    i am still messing around making some fins
     
  19. 1931modela
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    The second set looks good
     
  20. porkchop4464
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    I have never, and I mean, ...never seen a car that those E and K, or whatever the hell the vowel and the consonant is - which look right - never. What do the letters stand for?
    I will suggest that with a skin coat and a lot of sanding, the majority of people really wouldn't know their ass from a Dixie cup at a show when you say "These are the odd 1548s, which they made for one year."

    Always thought the things looked like Mork's damn lunch pale; and they are like 1200 bucks, right?

    Damn!

    In closing, you did a great job bro! Ingenuity and being broke can create some wonderful works of art. I do agree with the idea of a slightly raised fin in the center, maybe with holes down the length of the fin as well.
     
  21. barrnone50
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    from texas

    1929 essex lights very nice great Job on the build..Nothing like fab a piece for your ride.. My hat is off to you...Keep on doing what you like!:D
     
  22. kasselyn29
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    Now we're getting some where second set looks cool nice work
     
  23. 117harv
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    They were a stylish upgrade back when, either you like them or you dont. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder/builder, on the right car I think they work. E & J...Edmonds & Jones.




    The second set look good, keep at it:)
     
  24. flynbrian48
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    I like 'em. What's the front half of the body? I saved the halogen lights and lenses from my (crashed) Ford Fusion, thinking they'd work for something like that, and only a few days ago threw them out after two years. As always, as soon as I throw something out, I could use it...
     
  25. flynbrian48
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    And to the nay-sayers, what did YOU build today?
     
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  26. nrgwizard
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    Hey, 29essex;

    2nd set is very good. Nice proportions.

    Marcus...
     
  27. That second one using a larger lens is right on the money. Nice work fella...
     
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  28. robwizard
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    2nd set look serious man! Really nice work.
     
  29. George G
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    Douchery abounds on HAMB. Please ignore the haters and congrats on making those lights.
     
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  30. George G
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    Exactly my point!
     

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