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« on: June 21, 2011, 12:21:35 PM »

Is it possible to remove the bulb socket assembly from the housing?  I'm assuming I could use a flaring tool to reinstall but can I get it out without boogering it up?

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« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2011, 10:21:41 PM »

Yes it is. I carefully lifted the rolled edge made of brass up and pulled the socket and wirinf out. Once the housing was plated I scuffed the inside surface and painted white. Then I put the socket back in and tamped it down with a socket...3/4" as I remember.
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 12:30:46 AM »

Thanks Gary.  Did you fashion yourself a pry tool or were you able to use an existing tool?

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« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2011, 11:48:05 PM »

Just a medium screw driver. The brass is pretty soft.
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« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2011, 09:24:20 PM »

I have restored a few sets of these. You need to be VERY careful prying the copper-brass socket body lip flange open at the crimp where it mates with the stamped steel housing. I can be done and you need to work slow and firm. I used side cutting pliers and bent needle nose pliers. The results are stunning.

I need to resize a photo and post it.

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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 02:50:46 PM »

Slow and careful, but they do turn out nice.
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2011, 09:42:26 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 09:48:43 PM »

Yellow-Zinc is: ASTM-B633 Type II (yellow)

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« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 01:43:24 PM »

They look beautiful.  I had to shelve mine for some house projects but I'm ready to get back to them.  Thanks for the posts. Smiley

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