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sifua 11-12-2003 09:37 PM

Converting Headlights from 6 volt to 12 volt seal beams
I have a 1936 Dodge that I want to switch the reflector that is in there with a 12 volt seal beam. I need to know what is in the guts of it to hold the seal beam, and how to put it together. Thanks.

pasadenahotrod 11-13-2003 08:26 AM

If you still have the original lenses and want to mount the sealed beams behind them, just get one side headlamp assembly from a 60s car with 4 headlamps. You'll use one side in each headlamp.
Center the sealed beam unit in the bucket and weld mounting brackets to the bucket. Mount so the sealed beam is about even with the face of the bucket and be sure you can still fit the original lens and door assembly over it. If everything is OK, weld her up , plug in your headlamp socket and adjust the lamp as usual.
(Note: Always use haolgen bulbs. Since you are using the original lenses and doors to keep appearance authentic there will be a "double-refraction" of the light, but the candlepower will still be far superior to the lens/reflector system of original car.)

Dave E Shank 11-13-2003 01:41 PM

HEY SIFUA: I have a 1938 Lafayette street rod and I have halgeon type 12 volt headlight behind orginal lenses. It was a simple matter to match plug with connector on head lamp. There was existing mounting brackets inside head light buckets. If you do not want to use existing lenses they make kits that include bezel and brackets. Try someone like good luck...DAVE

tm454 11-13-2003 02:30 PM

37 Dodge busines coupe project
I'll have to CK out in the garage and see how mine are mounted, I never looked at them???


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