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Offline Goose

Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« on: January 14, 2020, 07:35:00 PM »
Can someone direct me to a good source/brand of a contemporary headlight replacement that has a modern style removable bulb?

Offline zhandyside

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 02:00:57 PM »
I used this brand on my Wrangler and the quality was good for the price. The lenses are actually glass, unlike many of the cheap plastic ones.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/AUTOPAL-H6024-7-Round-H4-HB2-DOT-Headlamp-Conversion-with-2-Super-White-Bulbs/121900134391?epid=1458694802&hash=item1c61d06ff7:g:l4UAAOSwVFlT~N9~
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Offline Goose

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 02:27:26 PM »
Do these fit into the original headlight bucket?

Offline zhandyside

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 04:20:41 PM »
I'm not 100% sure on a 3B, but they should be a direct fit for most applications using a 7" round sealed beam headlamp.
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Offline Goose

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 04:37:35 PM »
Okay, thanks

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Offline Mark W.

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2020, 03:01:57 AM »
Hella also makes an excellent H4 headlight conversion for 7" bulbs.
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Offline duffer

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2020, 04:11:55 PM »
I'm not sure this helps as these were installed probably 30 years back.  French, and use a standard H4 bulb.
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Offline Doug_3B

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2020, 01:37:06 PM »
Hey Goose,

I'm thinking on putting these in my 3B:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07QS15QT5/?coliid=I2QXXAD7S5KJCD&colid=3VPUENBJ6FQWU&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

From what I understand, they will not fit in the standard headlight buckets without cutting them.  I recently got an old set of headlight buckets from Ken that I plan to cut for this project and I will retain my original buckets if I ever want to return to stock. 

I'm not even sure if this is going to work, but I should only be into it around $100, and I spent more than that on a rubber band Gatling gun, so I mean, I definitely spent more money on stupider stuff.... :)

-Doug
1963 CJ3B - F134 Hurricane, T90C/D18, OD, D27/44, alternator
1991 YJ - 4.0, AX-15, D-30 front, Ford 8.8 rear, 4-inch lift

Offline Goose

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2020, 06:53:05 PM »
I spent more than that on a rubber band Gatling gun, so I mean

I wanna see that :)

Offline Mark W.

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2020, 01:20:39 AM »
Hella also makes an excellent H4 headlight conversion for 7" bulbs. No cutting fit my 2A buckets just fine they aren't even expensive.
Chug A Lug

1948 CJ2A Tub and Title
1949 CJ3A Windshield
1957 CJ5� �Frame and Springs
134L T90 9.25" D18 D25 and D44 30 spline
11" Brakes, Saginaw Steering, 12V electrical
currently in a zillion pi

Offline tow hook

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2020, 11:07:29 AM »
I'm not sure this helps as these were installed probably 30 years back.  French, and use a standard H4 bulb.


very nice m6000  ;D  did you do the disc brake your self ?

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Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2020, 06:00:30 PM »
Duffer those are Marschal lights, I had a set on my 60 Willys utility wagon back in the seventies, the fit right into stock headlight buckets.
Used a H4 bulb loved them
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Offline duffer

Re: Modern headlights for a '63 3b
« Reply #13 on: March 26, 2020, 09:35:28 PM »
I'm not sure this helps as these were installed probably 30 years back.  French, and use a standard H4 bulb.


very nice m6000  ;D  did you do the disc brake your self ?

The winch is a 5721 (8000 lb) that I bought new for the 3B in 1973.  I did make the disc brake for it but that's another story.  That happened not long after the install.  I think there may be a thread on that over at ECJ5 if it wasn't lost.  I'm going to use my 8274 on the B when it emerges from it's latest instar this spring.  That 5721 will replace the M6000 on my CJ5.
48 2A, 49 3A, 51 Wagon, 55 3B, 57 FC 150, 57 Wagon, 60 FC 170, 68 CJ 5, 2012 JKUR

John, Bozeman, MT