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yu could french them and use the headlamps that use todays "bulbs" like a 4h bulb. and make a door at the bottom of the lamp as. to acess the bulb if needed..
no one would see the "door" unless they are very low..
just a thought..
or make the frenched ring part and housing two parts that seperate, like a motorbike light.. and mostlikely that light now..

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John L.,

When the headlight bucket was placed from the rear of the fender, did you weld the aluminum bezel to the body? What was the process?
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John L.,

When the headlight bucket was placed from the rear of the fender, did you weld the aluminum bezel to the body? What was the process?
In my case there was no aluminum bezel. The steel headlight bucket was screwed to the front of the fender as the factory did it but from the rear instead of the front. If it had been an aluminum bucket, it would of course screwed the same way. The 52 Mercury headlight band was steel so it was welded to the fender and molded i. The stainless trim ring is held in by wire clips.

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To acheive the "frenched" look, you could make a spacer ring to bolt in between the current headlight and the trim ring. Basically just space the trim ring forward of the light an inch or however far you want. A few longer bolts to hold everything together and you are done. Future access would be the same as factory, except you now remove the trim ring and spacer to get the light out. Just a random thought that could be adapted.

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Itís a nacelle style head light, you would have to ad metal to the front of the nacelle to fit the headlight inboard, to give it the look of frenching. Or you could scallop the bottom side of the nacelle and mount it to the fender. or extend the arms. lots of stuff you could do to change the style. think I would buy some beat up ones to experiment with and keep the originals nice.


Maybe put some hi-tech lamps in there.
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