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Pancake Light Restoration

Tue Jan 30, 2007 1:58 pm

It is possible to install the newer GE or Sylvania - 4411 Sealed Beams fit in the Pancake Style Housings, and look quite nice in the process:

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    Here's what you need for the restoration, in addition to the pancake housing and clamp: One Sylvania 4411 sealed beam, and one reproduction headlight gasket.

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    2. Trim the rib off one edge of the gasket as shown here.

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    3. Remove some of the alignment key on the back of the lamp with a belt sander. Be sure to go slowly to avoid heat buildup or damaging the light.

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    4. After removing the alignment key, wrap the bulb with the gasket, trimmed side in. Load the bulb into the housing, making sure it sits flat.

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    5. Install the clamp, adjusting the bulb position as necessary to obtain a proper fit.

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