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kurtruk
12-04-2009, 12:20 PM
I am in need of the headlight bucket for a 1947-49 Champion. The parts book calls it BODY, Headlamp. Part #285183. Also, the BASE, Sealed beam unit mounting. Part #285185. (This is the adjustable part the lamp sits in.) NOW: Before you all chime in and say to just use or you have one from a 2R truck, they're just turned upside down...THEY'RE NOT!! I made the same assumption. Spent serveral hours cleaning, painting, re-wiring, etc. only to find out this is not an interchange. The adjusting screws, the hold down springs, etc. are all oriented to the wrong position when turning the truck parts upside down. Unless I mount the sealed-beam upside down, this aint gonna work! And oncoming motorists wouldn't be too cool with it either. So how to tell the difference if you have a H/L bucket sitting around but can't remember whether it came from a truck or a 47-49 Champion.[?][?]
If you orient the unit so the parking light is at the top, as on a Champion, there should be a drainage hole at the bottom of the unit, not up by the parking light socket. Make sense? If the drainage hole is by the parking light, that means it was originally for a truck with the parking light at the bottom.
Need one with a good flat front mounting lip.
If you need a picture to help you, let me know.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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royvaldez
12-04-2009, 12:24 PM
Thanks for letting me know. I will check mine.

kurtruk
12-04-2009, 05:43 PM
Here's the differences:

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The adjusting screws on the Champion (red) are at 12:30 and 8:30 (one missing). The hold-down springs (tabs) are at 3:30 and 5:30. On the truck (black) the adjusting screws are at 2:30 and 6:30 and hold down springs are at 9:30 and 11:30. You cannot re-position the base (shown in the truck bucket) to work in the Champion bucket. The sealed-beam will only go in one way due to the indents in the base and corresponding nubs on the glass. (This keeps the lamps from being mounted sideways, upsidedown, etc.)

Sorry about the photo sizes. Switched to photobucket and still figuring it out.

KURTRUK
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dean pearson
12-04-2009, 05:59 PM
So,
Just to note:
Headlight buckets just like people have a drain hole on the bottom.

(makes sense to me)
Never good to speew excess fluids from the top.

Dean.

kurtruk
12-05-2009, 05:43 PM
C'mon...no one in Forum land has one of these cars or parts lying around[?] Are y'all out Christmas shopping? Well, hey, this would be a great gift too me if you could come up with one.;)

KURTRUK
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54stude
12-05-2009, 07:40 PM
I have one for you. Do you want the whole thing or just the inner bucket?


54 Champion coupe
48 Champion Convert

kurtruk
12-06-2009, 04:23 PM
quote:Originally posted by 54stude

I have one for you. Do you want the whole thing or just the inner bucket?


54 Champion coupe
48 Champion Convert


Thanks, Brian. E-mail sent.

KURTRUK
(read it backwards)


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