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General Category => Early Chevy/GM Discussion => Topic started by: Senior31 on June 28, 2019, 09:28:43 AM

Title: Head light Lens Gasket
Post by: Senior31 on June 28, 2019, 09:28:43 AM
I am in the process of rebuilding an original set of head lights for my 35 Standard.  I was told the lights are from a 34 truck, but not certain.  Either way, I need to replace the cork gasket between the lens and reflector.  I&I has them, but I have a hard time paying $10 for something and then $12 in shipping.  Therefore, do the Ford lens gasket work?  I would prefer to have a rubber gasket, but have not been able to fine one.  I made a rubber gasket, but having an issue with fitment and it is causing grounding issues with the turn signal.  I am hoping to pickup a gasket at the Goodguys Columbus show in a couple weekends, but none of our Chevy suppliers are there.  Ford guys are everywhere.  If anyone could let me know on the Ford gaskets or another recommendation I would appreciate it.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Head light Lens Gasket
Post by: EDNY on June 28, 2019, 05:48:18 PM
Could you cut strips and glue the ends together with something like these:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gasket-Material-Cork-1-8-x-12-x-36-In-37700-New-Free-Shipping/382790824120?hash=item59201c70b8:g:t~IAAOSwWB5cfNUJ

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Shop-Craft-Cork-Gasket-Material-12-W-X-36-L-X-1-16-T/153389105128?epid=1017906900&hash=item23b6b3ffe8:g:xiQAAOSwrn9cfFLX
Title: Re: Head light Lens Gasket
Post by: 62131 on June 28, 2019, 09:49:35 PM
Ask and see if they will mail them to you instead of ups
Title: Re: Head light Lens Gasket
Post by: FATnLOW on June 29, 2019, 01:09:23 PM
I had the same situation wanted more for shipping than the price of the item I was getting....Wendy mailed it to me....wouldnt hurt to ask ...
Title: Re: Head light Lens Gasket
Post by: madmike3434 on June 30, 2019, 01:36:00 PM
there was a seller offering repo reflectors for trucks on ebay and also the lens gaskets  but just checked he is not offering anything at the moment.   I cannot  ????????????? remember his name .

The conversation I once had with I & I re shipping by USPS , is they have to have vehicle to take the item to P O,   and also pay somebody to stand in line to mail the packages.  A lot of sellers operate out of garages and UPS or FED-x come there and pick it up.   I bought a jag rear pinion flange for u joint from Australia...........$10 cost  , shipping was $45.

I bought a real nice fender on ebay lf for 34-35 std item was $550,   shipping cross country by transport truck $650 as would not fit UPS or fed x specs or greyhound bus.

Now the lastest since june 1 is STATE SALES TAX collected by ebay for every state where an item is shipped too that has demanded it.   Case in point NY state about 10% I think   ,  where I currently have 47 packages awaiting for me to pick them up Wednesday

mike lynch
Title: Re: Head light Lens Gasket
Post by: madmike3434 on June 30, 2019, 05:53:19 PM
ebay sellers name is 28-72chevypartshere

believe was in Ohio or TN/KY area

has some items on now

mike
Title: Re: Head light Lens Gasket
Post by: madmike3434 on July 05, 2019, 05:01:50 PM
just saw the sellers name on ebay................jim carter truck parts independence MS for the reflectors and the lens cork gaskets.

mike
Title: Re: Head light Lens Gasket
Post by: Senior31 on July 08, 2019, 12:21:56 PM
Thanks for all the info fellas!  I will give Wendy a call and see what I can find out. Thanks!
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