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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Feb 5th, 07, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Installing new headlights

Hello all, I am in the process of shopping for new headlights for my 69. I'm looking for a clear lens, diamond cut lamp. I know DSE sells them but too expensive for me. What brand have you guys used and were they a direct fit or did you have to do some cutting? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks guys.
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I have Delta brand lights. They are available from classic industries. You can see pics on my site. They are E class but not diamond cut as far as I know.


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I looked up headlights on classic industries and I did find diamond cut headlights. Question is do you have to do any cutting or grinding to make them fit? Anybody have any experience with CI's headlights?

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I just bought Wagner Brite Lights from NPD. $15.00 per. Supposed to be a major improvement and for that money its worth it. If I went the DSE route I would be going overboard like I have on several aspects of my project.

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I bought Sylvania Cool Blue Headlamp from Kragen Auto Parts for about $40 each. They are brighter with no cutting, just a easy replacement.
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I looked up headlights on classic industries and I did find diamond cut headlights. Question is do you have to do any cutting or grinding to make them fit? Anybody have any experience with CI's headlights?

BTW, nice car 1stgenCR!!!
Thanks for the compliment!

You do not have to modify the housing to fit the Delta headlights. NOte classic uses the delta part numbers but doesn't disclose the brand in your catalogs. You can go on delta's website to check out more info on models.

While you don't need to modify your housing you have to spend a little extra time to install the lights. This is because the rubber boot that seals moisture/debris at the back of the light is a larger diameter than the hole in the back of the stock healight bucket. BUT the rubber is flexible enough that it will still squeeze through the hole and the components it protects are small enough diameter they do not interfere.

To ensure I didn't pinch the rubber boot I just installed the headlight in the bucket first and then slid it into place in the housing. The bucket slides onto the two adjuster screws and the tension of the spring holds it in place so it's pretty easy.


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