LeighR

Question for '40 ~ '41 Buick owners

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I have a '41 Olds 4 dr convertible aka Phaeton and I'm after some lenses for the courtesy lamps on the back of the front seat.

From my understanding the same lamps were fitted to Buick, Olds and Cadillac phaetons of the same year (p/n 4101788).

Any help appreciated

The photo below is a Cadillac, but the same part

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Thanks for the suggestion, Bobs had the lenses and even the surrounds. Perfect 

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Thanks for posting the picture. Rare car. Those lenses are also used as dome lights on some of our cars.

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Are they the same size as dome light lenses for a 1939 Buick Special or a 1941 Chevrolet?  They do look the same, but may be smaller.

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13 hours ago, LeighR said:

Thanks for the suggestion, Bobs had the lenses and even the surrounds. Perfect 

I've searched Cadillac and Oldsmobile for similar similar parts myself.  Your Olds body is a direct takeoff of the C-body from 1940 and 41.  Great looking car by the way.  How many of those exist?  Can't be too many.

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This is the light as it a 1949 Buick measures at 3 1/4 x 2 inside at 2 5/8 x 1 1/2 inches on frame 

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On 3/16/2019 at 10:18 PM, kgreen said:

I've searched Cadillac and Oldsmobile for similar similar parts myself.  Your Olds body is a direct takeoff of the C-body from 1940 and 41.  Great looking car by the way.  How many of those exist?  Can't be too many.

There were 125 made and I believe around 10 or 12 are still in existence. I’d say a 10% survival rate isn’t too bad.  Here’s the 3 together.  http://www.flickriver.com/photos/117891934@N07/13613712884/

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3 minutes ago, LeighR said:

There were 125 made and I believe around 10 or 12 are still in existence. I’d say a 10% survival rate isn’t too bad.

Wow, that is low production.  It looks like you have a complete example though so your parts search efforts are hopefully limited.  Thanks for sharing your car with us.

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