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Protect the lights!
« on: July 03, 2011, 07:55:59 pm »
Here's an odd set of questions...

Willys-Overland, its successors, and other jeep manufacturers have used several ways to protect the headlights on their vehicles.  A few of these methods have been copied by aftermarket manufacturers to protect headlights on more modern jeep vehicles.

This model protects the head lamps with deep, round bezels attached to the grill.

These two models had the lights attached to a rotating assembly mounted behind the grill.

This model had the headlights mounted behind a heavy gauge wire which was some of the only steel in the front end of the jeep.

And this model had a similar steel wire over the lights on a "traditional" jeep grill.
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Re: Protect the lights!
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2011, 08:37:45 pm »
the first question......cj-v35?

the last question m38?
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Re: Protect the lights!
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2011, 08:53:55 pm »
2nd question: MB & GPW
3rd Mighty Mite

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Re: Protect the lights!
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 10:24:14 pm »
I know the M38-A1 headlight was hinged and rotated back away from the front of the grill.   I think it and the Mighty Mite would be the only ones that fit #3.
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Re: Protect the lights!
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2012, 10:40:25 pm »
I know the M38-A1 headlight was hinged and rotated back away from the front of the grill.   I think it and the Mighty Mite would be the only ones that fit #3.

Correct, my Mighty Mite has steel wire headlamp covers but everything around them is aluminum.

The GPW/MB also have a hinged head light assembly that rotated up and over to light the engine compartment so that it could be worked on at night.
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