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Headlight Reflector Wanted

I'm looking for a headlight reflector for a 1930-31 Durant.
I need the two light version. I can either buy it or trade for
single bulb version ( I haver several). I plan to have it silver
plated so the condition of the plating isn't important.

Rick

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of Them

Re: Headlight Reflector Wanted

Rick is it made by Glo-light? I have the Glo-light with two bulbs on my Model 65 light one is a parking light.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: Headlight Reflector Wanted

Yes the 1930 - 31 US and 1930 Can other than 617 used the Glolite lights. Since 619 and corresponding E-618 / E-670 Frontys didn't use fender lights Rick needs the two bulb reflectors. Part # for the 30's two bulb 40418 single 404420
Since 65 had cowl lights the single bulb reflector is shown as 25295

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Dominion built 614 Sedan

Re: Headlight Reflector Wanted

Rick-You are a lucky boy. I have a two hole reflector for our cars. Ten bucks plus shipping(hardly weighs anything). I had my reflectors redone by reflective aluminum. Will not tarnish like silver (company was called Uvix? I think). Same process used on medical equipment. Do you know you can get LED six volt bulbs that will fit? Some may say that they are not driving their cars at night, but as sure as you say that, you will. Our headlights are not the best, and my night vision isn't like it once was. Will need your address again. Ross

Where Are You From? Orygun

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 6-14

Re: Headlight Reflector Wanted

Rick: I had the reflectors done on the Frontenac in 1986 I believe. They are still great. This company specifies that you have to send them the reflectors perfectly clean (they like nickel plating) Then they spray on an aluminum coating and then seal it with glass. This is similar to what the original seal beam headlamps were.
This company is:

UVIRA
310 Pleasant Valley Road
MERLIN, Oregon, 97532
Phone: (541) 956-6880

If you google Headlight reflectors you will find several Antique car clubs who have reported on this manufacturer.

Gord

Where Are You From? Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Frontenac built by Dominion Motors Limited, Leaside, On tario

Re: Headlight Reflector Wanted

Hey Norm
The Model 65 & 75 both came with a double bulb Glo Light on them. Both had the gold plated piece that goes over the bulb inside the lamp. Mine came with it.

Mike

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan

Re: Headlight Reflector Wanted

Hi Ross,

Thanks, I take it!

BTW, I am looking into 6 volt LED headlight bulbs and I may have found them.
I'll let you know more about them.

Rick

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of Them

Re: Headlight Reflector Wanted

Cool its not reflected (play on works)in the aftermarkets, grin. Yes I recall the gold plated thingy mentioned in a former Forum.
Thought my memory was right .. the US aftermarkets don't even mention headlights at all. Leaside two pages of info on them.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Dominion built 614 Sedan

Re: Headlight Reflector Wanted

Gord, I'll contact them this week, Thanks

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of Them

Re: Headlight Reflector Wanted

I spoke to Bill at UVIRA, he actually sold the company but still does the special plating on the side these days. Since this work is done from his home, you must first have someone nickel plate the reflectors and then send to him. Ross sent me his reflector and I will take the pair into the shop on Monday for the nickel phase. Thanks Ross and Gordon.


BTW, several of the Model A Ford suppliers like Snyder's and MAC's are selling a 6 volt LED light bulb as a direct replacement for the stock blubs. They work on 5 to 30 volts, not polarized, I've purchased a pair but won't be able to test for a while.

Rick

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Two of Them

 

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