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Correct 3A headlights
« on: June 17, 2015, 05:14:37 PM »
Is there a "correct" 3A headlight from the factory. Ours has one old auto lite bulls eye headlight and one GE?

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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 07:47:09 PM »
The "bulls eye" bulbs show up most commonly on original unrestored CJ-3As.
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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 07:49:12 PM »
Per "The Civilian Jeep- Model CJ-3A" written by Bob Westerman, originals might be Corcoran-Brown, but other companies may have also supplied the headlights for the 3A.

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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 08:58:54 PM »
Corcoran-Brown and Auto-lite are closely related.
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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 09:36:53 PM »
Oooh! Another chance to post a pic of my 3A headlights. Both are original and marked like this:

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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 10:35:39 PM »
Bob...so...essentially the same company?

Very cool Ryan!
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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 12:02:07 PM »
In 1934 Electric Auto-Lite purchased the Corcoran-Brown Lamp Company and it operated as a division of Auto-Lite.
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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 01:01:06 PM »
This 3A was very original so I think the auto lite bullseye is original. I posted it in the watned section as well but anyone have a bullseye bulb working or not?

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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2015, 07:04:45 PM »
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Oooh! Another chance to post a pic of my 3A headlights.

Very cool. Do you have a photo of the front side?
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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2015, 07:08:02 PM »
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Per "The Civilian Jeep- Model CJ-3A" written by Bob Westerman, originals might be Corcoran-Brown, but other companies may have also supplied the headlights for the 3A.

Tim

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Without going back to see what the source is for this information - I'm thinking the headlight assembly (bucket etc) was made by Corcoran-Brown using a Auto-Lite bulbs.
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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 06:30:32 PM »
I guess, Lucas would do as well.
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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2017, 10:24:47 AM »
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I guess, Lucas would do as well.
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Re: Correct 3A headlights
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2019, 12:30:58 AM »
Is it possible to re-silver the inside of one of the bulls-eye bulbs? I have 2 of these bulbs on my CJ3A, but one of them apparently had water in it for a while. It dried out and still works, but it's dark compared to its shiny brother.
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