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doomcycle
10-12-2012, 8:29 AM
I picked up an old aluminum cast military light which needs a new glass lens. The one which came with it is in nice shape, but the color of the glass is so dark that light can't pass through it. Would anyone know of a place that stocks an assortment of vintage glass lenses? Make, model... doesn't matter. As long as I can get close enough to the size to make it work.

It's an odd size. The outside of the lens (A) measures 4.373, while the inside concave portion (B) is 3.916. The shell itself is about 5" wide and 7" deep.

http://www.oldcarlenses.com/ArtWork/Measure.jpg

I've sent emails out to a few places online, but no word from them yet. Not sure if they're even operating anymore.

NHMike
10-12-2012, 8:43 AM
I've got an old glass lens somewhere. I'll take a look for it and measure it up, if you can use it, it's yours. I know it's around those dimensions but not sure.

Just found it, and measured. It's about 4.5625 in diameter. If you think you can make it work, PM me your address and I'll get it out to you.

doomcycle
10-12-2012, 10:36 AM
I've got an old glass lens somewhere. I'll take a look for it and measure it up, if you can use it, it's yours. I know it's around those dimensions but not sure.

Just found it, and measured. It's about 4.5625 in diameter. If you think you can make it work, PM me your address and I'll get it out to you.

That's awesome man, thanks! PM on it's way.

Cory
10-13-2012, 11:43 PM
Give this dude a try. He's got all kinds of odd ball stuff at reasonable prices.

http://www.taillightking.com/

doomcycle
10-14-2012, 9:33 AM
Give this dude a try. He's got all kinds of odd ball stuff at reasonable prices.

http://www.taillightking.com/

Thanks for the link, Cory. If I can't make the one Mike's sending over work, I'll have to get in contact with them. In any case, it's good to have the link in the thread for someone searching the archive. Unless I'm mistaken, this is the only 33 thread of it's kind.