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Old 10-26-2012, 07:12 AM
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Send me a personal message. I changed out my headlights to sealed beams with internal blinkers. I believe I still have all internal headlight parts on my shelf some where.
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Send me a personal message. I changed out my headlights to sealed beams with internal blinkers. I believe I still have all internal headlight parts on my shelf some where.
I was looking for a way to do what you did but haven't come up with a "kit". Is this something you built on your own ? Pics would be great too...
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Kit

Keep your eye on ebay, I bought a NOS sealed beam conversion kit for 37-38's just this past summer, they show up occasionally. I have also heard of guys using the headlight bucket from a 60's or 70's Chevy pickup and then use the stock trim ring(I saw the trim rings on ebay just the other day). Did you try Hagan by the way? They make the frenched kit like yours but they also make a regular style also, I think.

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Keep your eye on ebay, I bought a NOS sealed beam conversion kit for 37-38's just this past summer, they show up occasionally. I have also heard of guys using the headlight bucket from a 60's or 70's Chevy pickup and then use the stock trim ring(I saw the trim rings on ebay just the other day). Did you try Hagan by the way? They make the frenched kit like yours but they also make a regular style also, I think.
I went to Hagan's site first to see if there was a flush mount kit but didn't see anything like that. I have seen the parts on stealbay and wow, I'll probably fabricate something myself for that price. I have a '69 K10 also and a LOT of extra parts for it. I will check into the buckets to see if they fit the shell... Thanks for the tip.
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Just remember that whatever you use to hold the light in it does not need to be adjustable, you can adjust the headlights by moving the stock bucket around.

Did you get a little sticker shock by looking at stuff on ebay! lol I hope you do not need lot's of 1938 Chevy specific items, you might need oxygen by the time you are done!
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Just remember that whatever you use to hold the light in it does not need to be adjustable, you can adjust the headlights by moving the stock bucket around.

Did you get a little sticker shock by looking at stuff on ebay! lol I hope you do not need lot's of 1938 Chevy specific items, you might need oxygen by the time you are done!
I've been on ebay for 9 years but I'm still amazed at what some items are priced at.

Made the first change to the car today.

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I prefer bumpers on these cars. Here it is next to my other "fat fendered" vehicle. 1952 2 ton flat bed.

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Looking good! Amazing how much a bumper changes things.
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hey guys just dropping in

speaking of headlights....one thing i have seen that i really like, and i think i will do, is.....

lower them some (3"-6" ?) not sure how much just need some trial and error to get the correct height

harder to do on a 38 than a 37 because of the grill shape
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:32 PM
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cool car TOO MANY PROJECTS, i like it
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Hey Matt, did you have a good summer? Are you ready to get back to work on that car of yours?
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Hey Matt, did you have a good summer? Are you ready to get back to work on that car of yours?
not yet
but dipping in here, helps me get pointed in that direction.
another month or two

i need to order a new rear panel for the left side behind the door/in front of rear fender
i dont like how that was going and i'm going to cut that off and start over , i think?!?!

i have all of the front end (heidts superide II) sitting in the basement waiting to go on
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I've been on ebay for 9 years but I'm still amazed at what some items are priced at.

Made the first change to the car today.

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I prefer bumpers on these cars. Here it is next to my other "fat fendered" vehicle. 1952 2 ton flat bed.

Hey Mitch, I did the same with my bumpers. Moved the front hole to the rear and moved both front and rear bumpers in 3".
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37 Chev truck

I have a complete 37 chev truck made in Regina Saskatchewan
son wants to restore it
anyone know where a guy can get a drivers side interior metal door panel?
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:59 AM
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I need to get an updated pic. I "chromed" the grille from a spray can and changed out all the wheels and tires. Still The same wheels but wider in the front and narrower in the rear. It's at the alignment shop where I work part time now to have all the suspension mods checked and then down the block to the upholstery shop for a headliner.
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