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Old 10-21-2006, 10:49 PM
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halogen lights in a 37 chevy p/u

When I was putting my 37 togather I was originally planning on using sealed beams but I found out 12 volt bulbs were available to use in the original headlight system,I like the look of the original lenses but even with 12 volts those bulbs are not that great. Is there any way I can use the halogen bulbs from a modern vehicle and put them in the original reflectors or are there any kits to do that. Jeff

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Old 10-21-2006, 11:08 PM
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have you tried here... http://www.rbsauto.com/
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Doc here,

If your referring to the "Plug in " lamp modules on a late model vehicle , My only concerns would be high heat in a metal headlamp bucket..and possible shattering of the stock glass from high heat / Vibration...and water incursion under high heat through the bucket / lens..

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Just throwing in my 2 cents, I purchased the cool looking, high powered halogen bulbs on EBay for my 67 Camaro and was able to run them for about 15 minutes before it burned up my wires and the rubber boot it came with... good thing it was in my garage and I was paying attention or aside from the smoke there coulda been flames under the hood! There is such excessive heat put off by some of the aftermarket lighting that the stock wiring setup cannot handle it. This was with a plug and play setup for Chevy, good and bright for 15 minutes or so. That was my experience anyways...
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