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Old 04-23-2011, 08:40 PM
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1940 chevy headlites on 1939 Chevy

Looking for help on installing 40 chevy headlites on my 39 Chevy, Seen several 39s done this way. Fit is close as is, just looking for a few tips for a perfect fit. Thanks

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I did this on my 39. Since I wanted it to match the fender perfectly I cut out the original mounting plates on the 40 buckets and then welded in new ones after the buckets were fitted to the fender. In order to do this I sliced the 40 buckets lengthwise on the side that faces the hood and moved the bottom of the bucket to match the fender and added filler material to the bucket. I also added material under the area where the headlight meets the fender. There might be an easier way but that is what I did.
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Thanks Andy, I have removed most of the front mounting plate, so maybe I am on the right track. Kinda scary cutting on buckets, but i will get there one way or another. Thanks for the help.
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