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I found some GM lenses for sale but I was wondering if the originals were clear or white like they are now. Anyone know?

Also, the reflector housings that go in the bumper I'd like to reuse and have them re-cadmium plated instead of getting reproductions. Anyone have an idea on where to get the rubber bumpers for these or should I just get repro's? My refelctors are fine.

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Anyone know?
 

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I have never seen any lenses that were truly white. Not sure where you might have seen them!! Sometimes clear plastics are called "water white" as an industrial description.
 

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My 72s appear to be clear
Cad plating behind reflectors can be replicated cheaply by using gloss gold spray paint
What bumpers are you talking about?

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There's these little rubber bumper things, similar to the ones found by the gas door except bigger that are on the bottom of these. If you look at the ones for sale in the catalogs you'll notice it. There's only one per housing. Mine's missing.
 

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Factory lenses were CLEAR to help shed light instead of "glowing", that what happens when you have "white" lenses.
 

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Check at you local aveeco dealer(body supply store)for the bumpers they make just about any you could imagine

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Woah - restored a Sears tractor ? COOL - Please put pics of it up, I have about the same vintage and thought it was just ole junk - perhaps I have a collectors item ???

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Thanks for the help guys. I've figured out that they must turn a whitish color with age but originally they were clear.

283v8, I'll try and get some pictures of it up soon. I think that among "tractor enthusiasts" the '67 Sears could be considered a collectible; they don't make em like that anymore.
 
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