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Old 12-31-2004, 01:55 AM
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Headlights for my 54 Chevy Pickup

One of my headlights went out today ... so I'm faced with buying a new set of headlights for my '54 Chevy pickup for the first time.

Duh ... what do I buy? How do I ask for the correct headlights?


Old Stovebolt Drivers -- are you out there?


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Ahh

Remove the offender and take it to the parts store and tell em you need one of these..<<grinn>>

That should be a regular 7" bulb on that truck....Got lots of those..

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Old 12-31-2004, 03:38 AM
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LOL! Thanks OMT.

That's it??? Just ask for a 7" bulb??

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I put a set of Bosch halogens in my 55..............made all the difference in the world.

Round sealed beams are getting harder to find................and expensive. They used to be $4, now you are lucky if you get one for $20.

Boy, I am getting old...................................
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Lots of Harley-Davidson bikes use the 7'' headlamp. Sealed beams sell for 10-15 bucks. You can also get them with a replaceable halogen bulb,around 40.00.Just be sure to indicate if its 6 or 12 volt.
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I must live in the weeds

Grinn,,

those headlites are still regular stock around here..guess we must live out in the sticks somewhere..around here...

Yeah putting in the halogen style is a good thing..

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Thanks, all.

Those halogens sound good!

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I think the 6-volt version of the 7" round headlight is a #6006.
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All the old Japanese bikes used to have 7" bulbs too.

I had a set of Honda motorcycle lenses with aftermarket H4 55/100 watt bulbs in my old truck.
They call those bulbs flamethrowers, it really lit up the road on high beam low beam same as regular headlight. Might want to install a relay I never did but probably should have.

I think Bosch makes a lense too might be a little cheaper than Honda parts.
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Well, I went out and bought the H6024's ... these are GE -- I guess Sylvania uses the same part #'s, eh? Not bad -- they were only $13 each.

Anyway, since I can't get to the back side of my headlights without removing them, I thought - "Why bother buying the H6024ST?" Right?

I'll be installing them tomorrow ... I can't wait to see the difference!

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Alan, I am sure you told them you have converted to a 12 volt system. If the H6XXXX means 6 volt, you will have the brighest flash bulbs ever wittnessed on a pickup.

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HA! No, they're definitely 12 volt, Trees -- thanks for mentioning it, though. I bought 'em from a local auto parts store and didn't even think to mention it -- I don't think these guys know that "6-volt" even exists!

I installed them yesterday, and wow! What a difference! Ee-haaa! When I hit the high-beams, it looks like sudden daylight compared to before.

I have the chrome trim rings with the chrome visors on my headlights ... and they sure are a pain in the neck to manipulate when re-installing the trim rings ... but they're worth it -- I love that look.

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