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Old 03-24-2011, 08:29 PM
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Model A headlight custom mount

all right here is my plan, I have 31 Tudor sedan that I'm running a 32 grille shell on. I don't want to run the normal headlight bar so I am thinking about cutting the mount cup off the original bar and using a hole saw in the side off the grille shell. then I want to flush the cups into the shell and weld them in. I think this well still give me the ability to aim the head lights. This would lower the light considerably and tuck them close to the fenders. So here is my concerns is the stock steel strong enough to hold the light with out major reinforcing and the stock bar sure adds strength to the fenders. I'm planing on filling the original holes and welding on some all thread and bolting the fender to the mount from underneath. has anyone seen a mount the would work better or has anyone done this before. keep in mind my car is full fendered and hi boy mounts won't work[IMG]PB250430[/IMG]

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Old 03-29-2011, 12:13 AM
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I read your post and I must confess...I am a very traditonal guy when it comes to the 29-32 Fords. I have seen other examples of owners trying to have a different look with their headlight locations but in my opinion they just don't look opinion only mind you and as I always each his own.

I don't think that w/o a lot of re-inforcing the inside of the rad. shell that the headlights wouldn't "dance" around a little. As you mentioned, the headlight bar was there for a reason. If you're running a '32 shell then I would run the dropped headlight bar and '32 or '34 commercial headlights.....but thats just me.
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