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grit1210

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'69 front parking lamp/turn signal restoration
« on: June 21, 2011, 05:21:35 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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Doug M.
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Re: '69 front parking lamp/turn signal restoration
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2011, 03:21:41 AM »
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.
Gary

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Re: '69 front parking lamp/turn signal restoration
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2011, 05:30:46 AM »
Thanks Gary.  Did you fashion yourself a pry tool or were you able to use an existing tool?

Doug M.
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Re: '69 front parking lamp/turn signal restoration
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2011, 04:48:05 AM »
Just a medium screw driver. The brass is pretty soft.
Gary

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Re: '69 front parking lamp/turn signal restoration
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2011, 02:24:20 AM »
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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Re: '69 front parking lamp/turn signal restoration
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2011, 07:50:46 PM »
Slow and careful, but they do turn out nice.
Gary

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Re: '69 front parking lamp/turn signal restoration
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2011, 02:42:26 AM »
Finished Pic
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Re: '69 front parking lamp/turn signal restoration
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2011, 02:48:43 AM »
Yellow-Zinc is: ASTM-B633 Type II (yellow)

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Re: '69 front parking lamp/turn signal restoration
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 06:43:24 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. :)

Doug M.
'69 SS350 4-speed convertible
fathom green/black deluxe interior/top