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    Ask me to fix something and I'll come at ya with a hammer!

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    Dreamsicle seems to be the only one toe-ing in, lights swapped side to side....

    1937 Ford Sedan Dreamsicle by aurelio_siqf01, on Flickr

    the other 2 looking outward.... (edit......tho as it looks like another is the same glass body as dreamsicle, they all probably look the same way! i did say 'seems'!!!)

    i'm sure with hotrod enginuity the angles can be reduced if you feel it necessary.

    whatever you decide, it's an epic build, and you are better at metal bashing than you give yourself credit for!!!
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    it seems the 3 you linked all have the bottom of the lamps pulled in a bit whereas yours are vertical, maybe that's it? also they all have the lamps closer together on a flatter section of the wing whereas yours are out further towards the 'peak' of the wing on the bit that's angled/sloping in. again it makes yours seem as if they point outwards? just an observation and as thisyup stated it's an epic build and you should be proud of it.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    It really is an incredible triumph of determination and skill,whats more , if upon completion its all a bit too marty feldman , you can re approach it then ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ivanhoew View Post
    It really is an incredible triumph of determination and skill,whats more , if upon completion its all a bit too marty feldman , you can re approach it then ?
    marty feldman, love it
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    Just to say, you don't need E marked lights anywhere on the car to pass BIVA.
    The ONLY light that MUST have a marking on it is the foglight.

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    Ford Two Lite Clear Glass

    Well...
    A single reproduction Ford Two Lite '37 Clear Glass Lens came up on eBay for 99p.
    Shame about the Ford script but every Rodder on the planet would know what car they came off - but hey ho



    I simply just couldn't get on with the Mini lights so, although not ideal, I patched a massive hole in the wing.



    I knew the 1937-39 lights were still going to look slightly non-symmetrical but until I mocked it up I had absolutely no idea how they would look.

    This wing is now absolutely nothing like, in no way shape or form, my wooden buck.

    In the shot below you can hopefully see that the Ford light is 2/3rds the size of the Mini light (from the patched hole) and doesn't dominate the wing so much. That gave me the freedom to move it from left to right and up and down.



    When I say 'freedom' - what I mean is, I started with 2 pieces of metal, but ended up tacking together around 20 pieces as I moved it around until I was happy.
    Realistically the surround in the picture is just a template - I've messed with it that much.



    My gas supplier is finally out of Lockdown so I've welded the wing - which means I now have a ton of straightening.


    Once I've beaten the wings a little closer to straight I can then cut a hole in them, weld in the new surrounds and straighten them again.

    The front 1" of the surround will be cut off and made removable. They will be bespoke stainless headlamp bezels. I've got some 7" headlamps and adjusters. I'm not sure whether I'm going to stuff the indicators behind the lens's yet. I need to get my angle gauge out to check if they will pass BIVA.


    With the smaller headlamps I'm now going to change the bottom profile of the front edge of the wing.

    read more here
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    looking far more elegant

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    amazing work, mini lights did look cross eyed, and I did think maybe 37 ford lights may look better but kept my mouth shut as not very good at visualising things, it has already been a huge amount of effort to get where you are with the lights and when complete to casual observers this work crucial to the "look" will be invisible. I am in awe of how you have that art within to dream such a great project up let alone the work involved. sadly I cant draw a straight line with a ruler!!

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    i know it was a load more work but the 37 light looks so much better it was worth every minute you spent making the swap. excellent fabrication as always.
    neil.
    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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