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Re: On headlight lenses....

#31 Post by Edwin Ek » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:45 am

So you two are saying that 60730 would appear on the face (not the lip) of the lense for ones made after '59 or so? Where would it be in the string of numbers?
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#32 Post by James Davies » Sun Nov 09, 2014 3:20 pm

Here's a late one with 60370 on the face. Not sure of the year. Someone else will have to fill in that info.
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#33 Post by Jan Kolm » Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:04 am

James Davies wrote:Here's a late one with 60370 on the face. Not sure of the year. Someone else will have to fill in that info.
The one pictured here is probably from 1964-65, assuming the lens is original to the bucket.
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#34 Post by Edwin Ek » Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:55 pm

Jan,

What would be correct for an early '62 car?

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#35 Post by Jan Kolm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 12:14 am

Edwin Ek wrote:Jan,

What would be correct for an early '62 car?

Thanks,
Ed
Ed,

The lens will look like the one you posted previously, except the part number (X-60370) will be cast into the face of the lens at about the 8 o'clock position, just to the left of "180E0/25-4-SB2."
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#36 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Nov 19, 2014 1:54 am

I finally visited my car in storage at the local airport. Here are pictures of the headlight lenses. One has the numbers curving at the bottom, the other straight across. I welcome expert opinion about these. My car is a T- 6 delivered in February of 1962.
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#37 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:54 am

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#38 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Nov 19, 2014 2:55 am

Sorry for the lousy pictures!
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#39 Post by Jan Kolm » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:48 am

The second picture w/the numbers curving across the bottom is correct for Feb 1962 production.
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#40 Post by Edwin Ek » Thu Nov 20, 2014 2:08 am

Jan, many thanks! You have been very helpful and your expertise is fantastic.

I was hoping that the curving one was correct. Now at least I have a lense to serve as a model while I look for another one.

You don't have a secret stash by any chance?

Hey wait a minute! I just noticed in the second picture, the one with the numbers at the bottom, that the line of numbers looks to be repeated in two rows. Is that right, or is it something funny with my photography?
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#41 Post by Jan Kolm » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:07 am

Edwin,

All 4 numbers across the bottom are different applications. Did you take a picture of the left side of the lens, where the part number (X-60370) is stamped?

As you noticed, pitted lenses do not photograph well. Most used lens are going to be heavily pitted and/or scratched on the face from being improperly stored.

As an aside, the photos revealed that your buckets have the blanking plates covering the VW/356A parking light holes, which is a T5/early T6 detail.
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#42 Post by Edwin Ek » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:36 am

Another trip to the airport (for other business). More pictures. Want to be sure before I make the effort to find mates. Tia
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#43 Post by Edwin Ek » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:57 am

I did take 2 pictures of the left side, but by some bad luck they are too big to upload (more than 5 mb).

Jan if I may ask, shoot me your email address and I can send them directly. Thanks.

It looks like a 3 before the dash and 60370 on the left side. Could that be right?
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Re: On headlight lenses....

#44 Post by Jim Long » Tue Dec 02, 2014 3:56 pm

Sorry for the slight hijacking away from the lens discussion but... does anyone know where I can find (qty2) headlight buckets without the 5W parking light? Been looking with the typical vendors and on eBay.

I need the blocked out version with sealed beam (USA).

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#45 Post by Greg Bryan » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:49 am

Jim - you can place a 'want to buy' classified ad here in the site Classifieds
I've had good response any time I've done it - the members have an amazing amount and variety of stuff stashed away
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