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Old 02-02-2007, 04:56 PM
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36 chevy sealed beam headlights

I'm want to put sealed beam lamps in original 36 chevy buckets. Are lamps available for this?

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You can still get sealed beams....the larger ones for the two healight systems and the smaller size like used in the four headlight systems. Measure your buckets and then go to the parts store and measure the sealed beams. If the smaller size fits...you will have to use the low beam ones.
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If you want to mount the sealed beams behind the original lenses and doors, you can take the mounting buckets for the sealed beams out of a junker and mount them in the original buckets for your 36.
You'll have to make a filler plate around the sealed beam to "finish" off the installation. Your lighting will be better than original BUT not as good an uncovered lamp. The double refraction of the light through the sealed beam lens then through the original lens makes for a fuzzy kind of light.
The ideal would be an original or reproduction reflector and a modern bulb like those used in late model composite headlights, OR a smooth no-faceted lens for your original bucket with the selaed beam behind it.
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Thanks for the ideas. That gives me something to think about. I was hoping someone made a light that would fit. I guess I'll have to get to work.
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Look at what Bob Drake & Speedway sell. My '36 Plymouth buckets used Drakes Reflector & Quartz Halogen Bulb kit for the '37-39 Ford, #78-13027-QK-12 & they fit & work fine.Speedways clear lens Quartz Halogen 7" light for street rods, #910-64150 might also work.
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