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Hot Rods Mystery headlight identification help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 66gmc, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. 66gmc
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    My coworker has these headlights and would like to know what they came off of. They are plated with no markings anywhere on the bucket. The outer rings appear to be plated brass??? I believe they would fit a 8.5" lense. My first impression is that they are for an early 28 model A due to the lack of script anywhere on the bucket, but I'd appreciate any help in confirming this. Thanks! 20200616_082917_resized.jpg 20200616_082922_resized.jpg 20200616_082924_resized.jpg
     
  2. alchemy
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    Yes 28-29 Model A. The script should be at the top of the bucket near the rim.
     
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  3. redo32
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    @alchemy as 66gmc surmised early '28 headlights were not stamped Ford, otherwise they were identical. The rings are solid brass and nickel plated as were the buckets.
     
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  4. alchemy
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    Good to know. Did you guys see the full set of AR Model A fenders and hood that recently sold in the classifieds? I wonder if the buyer knew what he bought?
     

  5. 66gmc
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    Thanks, that's good to know! I'll pass the word on to my coworker.
     
  6. 66gmc
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    Wow those were in great shape, hopefully they found a good home.
    A few years back I sold a pair of very repairable AR front fenders to a guy who said they were going on an early 28 Rpu, long story short they ended up on a cobbled together rat rod mounted on a nissan mini-truck chassis, the guy hacked them all to pieces to fit around the front suspension and steering box.
     
  7. woodiewagon46
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    Correct that the early headlight was not stamped with the Ford script. Stamping began in March of 1929. If I might ask, how do you know that they were, "AR" fenders?
     
  8. alchemy
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    I didn't know that about the hood.
     
  10. woodiewagon46
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    First of all, nowhere in the Model A Ford Club of America or the Model A Restorers Club Judging Standards will you find the designation "AR". In the Standards, "Very Early Cars" are October to December 1927, engine number 4186. "Early 1928" cars are engine number 4187 thru 170000. The early front fender had the curve end at the back of the cutout for the splash apron curve. Take a good look at the fenders pictured. The fenders that were pictured for sale had the curve end midway of the cutout. The early style front fender was discontinued in December of 1928. The running board shield had the shock absorber hump pressed in after July of 1928. The hood tapered louvers were discontinued in mid 1928. The Fenders, hood and running board shields were simply a mix of 1928 parts.
     
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  11. alchemy
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    If those parts are so prevalent, how come there's so few around?

    I've been trying to buy all the so-called AR stuff I can find at swap meets and I'm lucky if I get one part a year. Last year I did see a beavertail coupe fender, but it was out of my price range.
     

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