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    [url]anybody help me figure out how the headlamp comes apart on a 37' Dictator? A diagram would help...those lenses are pretty hard to come by, and I don't know what parts I am missing which hold the whole reflector/lens assembly in. Have ordered shop manual, but don't know if it has detailed instructions in it, and it is still far away....

    http://www.turbostude.com/37/IMG_1027.JPG

    Greg
    http://Salt2Salt.com
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    http://turbostude.com/Tribaker (LP three-wheeler project)

  • #2
    Hi Greg,
    they are easy to pull apart.
    Just gently push the glass inwards and the outer chrome ring can be gently slid out and out pops your glass. Then you can change the bulb etc.

    Headlight glass for a 37 is very common, and I would think they fit other different makes of cars of the period

    Regards
    Greg

    Greg Diffen
    Australian Stude nut living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 Dutch delivered
    1937 Dicator sedan. Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Packard Seven Passenger monster UK delivered
    1939 Commander Sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards
    1939 Commander Swiss Cabriolet by Lagenthal
    1961 Hawk
    1963 Daytona Hardtop
    1988 Avanti Convertible
    Greg Diffen

    Editor Studebaker Owners Club UK magazine

    Australian Stude guy living in Warwick, United Kingdom

    1933 St Regis Brougham Model 56 delivered new in the Netherlands
    1937 Dictator sedan Australian Body by TJ Richards RHC
    1937 Packard Super 8 Limousine UK delivered RHC
    1939 Packard Super 8 Seven Passenger sedan monster UK delivered RHC
    1939 Commander Cabriolet by Lagenthal of Switzerland
    1963 Lark Daytona Hardtop
    1988 Avanti Convertible

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    • #3
      Thanks Greg!

      Greg
      http://Salt2Salt.com
      http://Turbostude.com
      http://turbostude.com/Tribaker (LP three-wheeler project)

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      • #4
        The shop manual will have pretty much the same instructions, but it won't have these photos from the lighting manual, nor does it mention using a cup.
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        Dwain G.

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        • #5
          Wow! thanks!

          Greg
          http://Salt2Salt.com
          http://Turbostude.com
          http://turbostude.com/Tribaker (LP three-wheeler project)

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          • #6
            Common?
            Not really anymore.
            Be prepared to spend $100+ for a '37 lens.
            Also be aware there are several different lens manufacturers and the little teeny number(s) cast into the glass mean something as far as keeping your left and right glass matching.
            Jeff[8D]


            quote:Originally posted by go-studebaker

            Hi Greg,
            they are easy to pull apart.
            Just gently push the glass inwards and the outer chrome ring can be gently slid out and out pops your glass. Then you can change the bulb etc.

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            Headlight glass for a 37 is very common, and I would think they fit other different makes of cars of the period
            http://community.webshots.com/user/deepnhock
            HTIH (Hope The Info Helps)

            Jeff


            Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain



            Note: SDC# 070190 (and earlier...)

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