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Old 08-01-2020, 07:30 AM
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That is a good match on the yellow
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Old 08-01-2020, 09:44 AM
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What solves the adjustment problem?

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Old 08-01-2020, 11:49 AM
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sorry! my convoluted speech, the headlights I use come with a new mounting ring and adjusters. on these old headlight buckets usually the springs and most times the adjusters are broken, so I would need new buckets if I used a three prong sealed beam. these come as one assembly, neolite neo 757.

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Old 08-01-2020, 12:20 PM
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I'll need to adapt something for my '38... Thank You!

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Old 08-01-2020, 04:16 PM
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67 & later VW units fit most buckets with minor trimming, and they adjust easily. I don't know if they are cheap any more. I got a set of of CL.
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Old 08-01-2020, 04:54 PM
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67 & later VW units fit most buckets with minor trimming, and they adjust easily. I don't know if they are cheap any more. I got a set of of CL.
thats what these are is for a "kombi" (bus) or other VW. I wish I could find another supplier, I used to get the same thing on ebay but higher quality for a lower price, made in france. small differences, but better. cheaper too, classic garage keeps raising prices
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thats what these are is for a "kombi" (bus) or other VW. I wish I could find another supplier, I used to get the same thing on ebay but higher quality for a lower price, made in france. small differences, but better. cheaper too, classic garage keeps raising prices
I'llbedamned. That's too funny. All the variations of VWs used the same units back then.
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:11 PM
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keeping myself honest about the tie rod was a good plan. I know its the taper that holds it not the nut, and the cotter pin would have held the nut on, but I will still feel better about replacing it. I had to use a balljoint separator to provide a little tension on the stud to get the nut loose, but I did and replaced it.




I put the wheels on and let the air out of the suspension.



KIDDING! I will build an earthworm someday though.

got the fenders bolted up, this is why I like shortening an ext cab, both front and rear wheels end up exactly dead center of the wheelarch.



my paint job turned out ok after sanding.



welded on the running board mounts and got them bolted up. wiped it all down for the picture.




just need to bolt the hood on and the drivers door, then glass and gauges and interior and thats that. I want it done this coming weekend so I will be assess and elbows on it this week.
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Old 08-03-2020, 04:44 AM
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Gotta love it when a plan comes together I think this must be your third or fourth complete build while I'm still on the the same one.
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Old 08-03-2020, 10:27 AM
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maybe so dozer but I think you put more detail in your exhaust than I do in the whole truck!
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