PLASTIC LENS HEADLIGHT

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  1. CM360

    CM360 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have know where I can get replacement plastic headlights for'80 F body? I had used headlights from snow plow that worked well. I need to loose front end weight. can't get them from NAPA anymore.Not interested in the HID lights. This is just one of many additive measures.
     
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    89.Fifth Well-Known Member

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    You're talking about *maybe* 4 ounces of weight at best in difference. You're better off emptying your bladder before hopping in the car than worrying about plastic headlights.
     
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    Its all about weight transfer. F & M bodies have too much weight sticking out the front. My cars need to hook and sometimes the track conditions are poor. Ounces soon equal pounds.
     
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    Move the battery to the trunk. Probably cheaper than the plastic headlight lenses, with some of the kits at Summit.
     
  5. CM360

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    Rules-Must keep battery up front but can put additional in back. This is why I am asking for a source to buy the plastic headlights. Don't think the problem for me, just answer the question.
     
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    kkritsilas Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, just trying to help.
     
  7. Dr Lebaron

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    I have a used Wagner HP4651
    While looking up the number I saw Rockauto
    RockAuto
     
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    I know this isn't part of your question, but will they allow you to use different suspension bushings that allow the front end to rise more freely?
     
  9. CM360

    CM360 Well-Known Member

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    Yes to the front suspension.
     
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    To the Wagner #, it is available at Summit. The ones that I am looking for are a plastic housing with a plastic lens.
     
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    Dr Lebaron Well-Known Member

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    The one sitting here beside me is the plastic housing/lens with that number/company.
     
  12. CM360

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    The Summit description says steel housing. What does yours look like?
     
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    Can you move the rear axle fwd at all? Motorcycle battery would save Lbs.