Hudson and Terraplane fender lights

RocketRocket Posts: 409Senior Contributor
Could some one help me out with this I have rebuilt my 1936 Terraplane small fender lights they turned out great and they work great but upon reading the post about cleaning the reflectors some one was talking about a cork gaskit that goes between the reflector and the glass lens something to do with the silver plating I did not get mine silver plated I got them chrome plated I also just found out that mine had a felt washer between the reflector and glass lens at some point  before I got them ( I made them up from a bunch of parts that I bought ) can someone tell me what this felt washer is for and do I need it in my lights at all thanks.


  • 2manyprojects2manyprojects Posts: 649Expert Adviser
    its to cushion the glass against the metal i think.
  • Jon BJon B Posts: 7,226Administrator
    I was the one who mentioned the cork gasket for the headlights.  I didn't know that the fender lights had reflectors.  Silver plating reflectors gives a much brighter light, but reflectivity is less important in a fender lamp because -- unlike a headlight reflector -- you are not depending on the fender lamps to light up the road ahead.

    As to the felt washer in the fender lights, I don't know what they were for.  Maybe to cushion the glass lens against the metal housing, or to seal out the rain and dust as well.

  • RocketRocket Posts: 409Senior Contributor
    Thanks Jon B I guess I will try to find someone who can punch these out of felt for me Tom.
  • JACK356JACK356 Posts: 142Member

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