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Technical Traditional Headlight Treatments

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by TraditionalKustoms, Jan 8, 2015.

  1. TraditionalKustoms
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    In issue #3 of Traditional Kustoms, we ran an article on traditional headlight treatments - headlight swaps, quad conversions, and more.

    Do you have unique yet traditional headlights on your kustom? Let's see 'em!
     

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  2. I like where this is going.
     
  3. scrap metal 48
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  4. straykatkustoms
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    Kool idea, Love to see creative kustoms.
     

  5. CHOPMERC
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    58 lincoln quads. My favorite dual light conversion. I need to subscribe to this magazine btw. It looks awesome. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1420731879.930539.jpg


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  6. Treatment or not I am in love with the Lucas Flame Throwers. ;)
     
  7. CHOPMERC
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    I'm a Big fan as well.


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  8. I remember when you could buy them cheap from JC Whittney and today that are non existent. The have the look and there are no really good copies out there.
    The entire package on that car is sweet by the way. Don't know if its your car but it is a good example of a real traditional custom.
     
  9. CHOPMERC
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    It is my car. And thank you. The lenses are in fact repops from Moss Motors, they are very true to the originals. I have 2 originals, but couldn't find two more that I was satisfied with.


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  10. Hmmmn learn something new every day.

    Back in the late 90s the Ol' Man was helping a guy with a Lister Jag, it had Lucas lights and one was broken, he found one in South Africa for 300 dollars.

    OK OT sorry about that.
     
  11. TraditionalKustoms
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    @CHOPMERC - excellent post ... and thank you for the comment too!

    Yes, Moss Motors is a good source for the Lucas lenses. I have my eye on a set for my '58 T-Bird.
     
  12. So how is the light output on the Moss's?
    I know they are driving lights, but how do they work on real highway use.
    Guess I should ask BobK, he has a zillion miles on his.
     
  13. TraditionalKustoms
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    @ThunderRocket ... @CHOPMERC can probably provide more insight on this. But I know my plan is to incorporate H4 halogen bulbs of the low watt variety.
     
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    Built years ago.54 merc
     

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    Few pictures i found on the net
     

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    @TraditionalKustoms any pics of your t-bird? Im currently completing a 59, always like to see others
     
  18. CHOPMERC
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    That's what I did john. H4 halogens, I trimmed off the excess metal used to mount the bulb to whatever it's for, then made a simple wire bracket to hold it to the back of the Lucas lense. Last step is to seal with silicone adhesive to keep moisture out.


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  19. TraditionalKustoms
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    @CHOPMERC Cool deal, thanks for the details. I'm not quite that far along yet, but will definitely keep the tips in mind!

    @ynottayblock No build pics yet ... will be keeping it under wraps until the big reveal. It will walk on the wild side though.
     
  20. flynbrian48
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    '63 Caddy lights/bezels in my '59 T'bird. You wouldn't believe how much work that was... IMG_3848.jpg
     
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  22. fatty mcguire
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    a couple I own/owned 529534_550482955029325_716886507_n.jpg 53merc.jpg
     
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  23. fatty mcguire
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    a couple more 10662023_804426392911835_7804800672556990729_o.jpg 10849938_857069221005129_1412965780201940263_n.jpg
     
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  24. TraditionalKustoms
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    @fatty mcguire Excellent examples - love those headlights with shades/beaks. Always cool :)

    @flynbrian48 Looks good! ... and yes, much understood on the amount of work. The side mounting area just above the seam is pretty tough to work with.
     
  25. Here´s something I´ve done on my sons 59 Impala.It´s 60 Buick trim rings with home made surroundings molded to the fenders. 20130308_171119_800x600.jpg
     
  26. TraditionalKustoms
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    @Kenneth31coupe Very nice!! Do you have any build up pics by chance? ... would be interested in running as a tech article in our magazine.
     
  27. Thanks for the feedback.Yes I do have a few pics.
     
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