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Old 1st October 2018, 14:59
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Default 7" headlight bowls with rear access

Does anyone have a supplier? Want to be able to change the headlight bulbs from the rear without removing the glass.
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Old 3rd October 2018, 13:23
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These any good to you? https://ebay.us/fq5Udr
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Afraid not, what I am after is a headlight bowl that can have the rear section removed so I can change the bulb from behind but still offer weather protection.
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I'm pretty sure I've seen a fluted metal bowl with rear access on a production Ford, maybe a Corsair. There's a "70 Ford Mustang Headlight Headlamp Adjusting Bowl Bucket" on eBay now but no diameter mentioned.

How about taking a plastic headlamp bowl and slicing it (like the top off a boiled egg!) with a hinge and clip fastener. Do half the cut, then mount the hinge before completing the cut to ensure alignment. If you need good weather protection, take a second bowl and slice a bigger cup shape off it so there's an overlap when brought together. Use self tappers to secure the two parts together.
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The ones in my link looked like rear access to me. How can you tell that they are not? I'm probably going to need the same on the car I'm planning, so would be good to find a set now too.
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Kon, they are headlights not headlight bowls.
!anA, that was plan B but surely someone must make them.
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The only removable back headlamp bowls I know of are for the Alfa spider. They are 7" but at 70 +VAT + P&P they are not cheap.

I presume you would also need to buy the correct headlamp units to fit them.


Purchase from any of the classic alfa suppliers such as https://classicalfa.com/products.php...VER-SPIDER-105

or https://www.alfaholics.com/parts/105...lights/spider/
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Exactly what I wanted but not at that price!
I think I will take a mould of a bowl, cut the back off but a bit shorter and then fit the moulded bowl on top.
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Kon, they are headlights not headlight bowls.
Thanks for clarifying, Jag. I'd just assumed those headlights would attach directly to the GRP body, but I see now that the bowls are needed in order to allow for adjusment of the beam angle too.

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