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Old 09-26-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Default 1935-36 passenger headlight question

Would the Headlight buckets on a 35-36 car be the same as a 38 pick-up or truck light? They appear to be very similar?? thanks!
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Old 09-26-2010, 10:38 PM   #2
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Jump in here Lamar Wadsworth and help the man out. lol
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: 1935-36 passenger headlight question

If I remember correctly : 35 yes , but I believe the 36 mounting bolts are too short.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:36 AM   #4
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Uncle Buck has it right! Brian
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Old 09-27-2010, 05:57 AM   #5
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Default Re: 1935-36 passenger headlight question

The 38 and 39 pickup, truck, and panel delivery used the 35 passenger bucket as Uncle Buck correctly stated. They also used the same headlight door, although some of the trucks had painted ones rather than stainless ones. The 1940 and 1941 truck, not pickup, used the same size bucket with a factory sealbeam setup. The headlight doors on those are not the same and the 40 and 41 are not the same.
I have always wondered if the 35 passenger car bucket could be used on a 36 passenger car if someone also used the spacer made by Ford to use the short headlight stand on a big truck with the regular pickup headlight used in 35-37.
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Old 09-27-2010, 07:46 AM   #6
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Thanks guys you are a great help!
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:54 PM   #7
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The bucket is the same for '35-'36 car and '38-'39 truck, only the '36 car mounting stud is shorter. I've got '36 car lenses and rings on my '38 pickup, best thing you can do for the looks of the '38-'39 trucks. Most of the trucks I've seen had the stainless rather than painted headlight rings, which makes me wonder if the painted ones may have been a wartime replacement part. I know that was the case with exterior door handles. '43-'45 trucks had painted door handles, same stamping but plain steel rather than stainless. My '38 had a wartime painted door handle on the driver's door when I first got it, don't know if it was a replacement part purchased during the war or if some previous owner took one off a '43-'45 in the junkyard. By the way, the '40-'41 big truck headlight stands that have the little oval parking lights in them are a bolt-on swap for '38 and '39 trucks. Those oval parking lights are nothing but '37-'40 car interior lights with a glass lens instead of plastic.
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Old 09-29-2010, 06:22 AM   #8
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The marker light bezels on the parking lights are not the same, Lamar. The marker light bezel has a tab on it to screw it onto the headlight stand. The interior light bezel will not work.
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