So, I originally had two glass headlight lenses when I started on my odyssey with my car five years ago. Unfortunately, when we took it on the initial test run, the glass lens on the passenger side fell out and broke. One of the guys here gave me a good deal on a new set of 1938 lenses and I thought I was all set.
It appears though that the old lens (driver’s side) is from a 1939 by the part number. I left it on the car as it was nice and secure. When I put one of the new lenses in the trim of the broken one, it didn’t fit quite right. It was a little small. I think somehow all the trim (exterior lens trim ring, brackets, and cork ring) on my particular car maybe for 1939 lenses. Would the trim pieces for headlight lenses of a 1939 fit in the headlight cavity of a 1938 front fender? Is that possible?
Chris from Boos-Harrell did try to help me with this. I also posted here about this issue as well. I am just wondering if I might have 1939 fenders on the front of my car somehow. I am starting to shop around for someone to do a full restoration and I’d like to get it sorted out.
This car was originally purchased in Massachusetts and I am just wondering if the owner might have got some front end work done back in the day. Maybe, they could only get 1939 fenders. Maybe, I’ve got it all wrong. All I know is I’ve got two 1938 glass lenses (I checked the part numbers) that by all rights should fit in my fenders…and they don’t.
I’m sure I’m missing something here. I am no mechanic by any stretch of the imagination. I would appreciate any help.
I did post a picture but not here. I was so excited to get my new plate that I posted that separately. The picture in that post has a good closeup of the front of the car. I think you see the difference of fit in the two headlights.
Thanks for reading!