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Username Post: '38 Chevy Sedan Headlight question        (Topic#349247)
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Loc: PA
Reg: 12-10-15
01-20-18 09:09 AM - Post#2721575    

Hi Folks,

I have a '38 Chevy sedan street rod. When I bought the car, the headlight housings were empty w/just sealed beams which were held in by the trim rings.

Now, I'm trying to restore the headlights to stock (but 12v.) configuration. I was able to score a set of the internal adjuster assemblies. The glass lenses seem to be interchangeable along with many of the other clips and such. But now, I'm having trouble finding reflectors.

Does anyone know if '37 reflectors would fit? If not, does anyone know where I can find any? Thanks.



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01-20-18 11:36 AM - Post#2721597    
    In response to Larry38HA

1937 reflectors are 3/4" larger. Also1937's did not adjust internally as a '38 does.

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Posts: 11
Loc: PA
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01-21-18 01:33 PM - Post#2721679    
    In response to Gene_Schneider

Thanks for the information. Drat! Now to try and find '38 reflectors (needs another beer)

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04-24-18 02:23 PM - Post#2732062    
    In response to Larry38HA

Did you find a set of reflectors yet?

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11-06-18 06:28 AM - Post#2750595    
    In response to blue_63

There appears to be a set of 38 Master reflectors on Ebay right now. The item number is 352503608080. These rarely come up for sale.

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12-29-18 07:20 AM - Post#2755899    
    In response to 38TownSd

Hi Folks,
Sorry for not responding sooner. Thanks for letting me know about the reflectors.

Actually the car is now up for sale. My wife sustained a back injury at home last winter. She's doing better after all the PT but is still having some difficulty and is not comfortable riding in the car. After adding QA1 adjustable shocks and trying 3 different sets of seats for her with no results, I've had enough.

Since our original intention of traveling in it no longer seems possible, I've decided to sell it on to a new home.

If you know of anyone who might be interested, here is a link to the ad:

Everyone on this forum has been nothing but helpful and friendly and I appreciate everyone's input. Thanks.

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12-30-18 10:57 AM - Post#2756006    
    In response to Larry38HA

Nice car. Good Luck and Happy New Year

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