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    I'm needing left and right outer rings (round) that hold the glass cover and seal to the body. I was installing headlights today and notice that the 3 rings I have are bent and/or broken. Does anyone know of a source for these or someone who repairs these pot metal pieces. If anyone has any spares that are in good shape I am a buyer.
    Thanks again for your help.

  • #2
    I got mine from T-bow about a year ago, they fit good


    • #3
      Thank you jts359. I got the last 2 until Dave gets more in at the end of August.


      • #4
        You can repair the pot metal by filling in pits and there's a spray chrome process that will make them look better than new. Check with Jim McCaun.
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        • #5
          How much are the ones Tbow sells?
          Don Wilson, Centralia, WA

          40 Champion 4 door*
          50 Champion 2 door*
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          53 Commander K overdrive*
          55 President Speedster
          62 GT 4Speed*
          63 Avanti R1*
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          * Formerly owned


          • #6
            If you are referring to the exterior chrome rings, I do believe they are supposed to have a unique contour/bend to them which makes them not sit flat when removed and placed on a flat surface and the need to properly clock them to the contour of the body when reinstalling.


            • #7
              Originally posted by ddub View Post
              How much are the ones Tbow sells?
              129.00 each and they are beautiful.


              • #8
                And Dave's H/L rings are made of chrome plated brass instead of pot metal....have them on My Avanti...VERY nice


                • #9
                  Dave has some here in S. Bend! I got some in May from Dave, fit and look great.

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                  • #10
                    I noticed a used pair in the silent auction in the AOAI hospitality room this evening. IRC, they were up to $20. Auction closes on Thursday.
                    Gary L.
                    Wappinger, NY

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