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#1 jabelman OFFLINE  

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 08:03 PM

I think i want to add the single head light to my 700 restoration . if someone out there has one could they post a close up photo of it and a photo of the switch with location. so I can get an idea of what I need to look for
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Posted November 29, 2015 - 08:26 PM

Here's the light kit diagram.  The front bracket is shown pretty clearly there.  I'll dig up a picture of one of mine.

 

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 10:05 PM

Here is one variety of the cyclops light setup.  There is a second type I can look for a pic of.

 

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Here is a third variety...this type was used on the B-1's, but also offered with Simplicity part numbers for the 725.  You could use this one to add one light or two.  Pre-light bar era.

 

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Posted November 29, 2015 - 10:52 PM

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 07:20 AM

Here is the first variety...this style seems to have disappeared quickly, and I have never gotten my hands on an original (though I would very much like to, for my Wonderboy 700).  The flaw appears to be the position of the light...I'm thinking this style mount caused the light to contact the grill when the hood was opened.

 

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 08:23 AM

B one headlights huh where can one aquire them or can't you? I think mine could use some

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 09:10 AM

The light itself is the same as what was used front and rear on the 59-64 Simplicity's.  Guide brand, and typically with a chrome bezel.

 

In or around 64 the front light kit changed to include lights that did not have an integrated switch, but instead, one on the dash, and chrome beselz became an option and are harder to fine.  The 'rear work light' still carried on as the rear option with a switch in the light housing.  That is the light that was used all the way around, prior to the dash switch kit for the front.  They aren't HARD to find, but come at a premium.  Figure $60+ per light for one undamaged.  

 

I let a NOS one go for $80 in October, with no mount, and recently threw a nice used one online, with the rear mount and original wiring...it went over $100.



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Posted November 30, 2015 - 12:34 PM

Anyone sell kits or remade ones you know of?

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 12:36 PM

I believe I have one without the switch ,black bezel,I will try to check after work

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 12:41 PM

Anyone sell kits or remade ones you know of?

there's a guy that sells the mounting brackets so all you have to do is find a light



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Posted November 30, 2015 - 02:03 PM

I'm not sure if he sells repops of the cyclops mount or not...he did not use to.  I know he now makes a couple of the rear mount varieties.  I had shared similar images with him previously, but the demand is pretty low for tricking out a fliphood Simplicity.



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Posted November 30, 2015 - 02:58 PM

Yeah just let me know if you have em. Who sells the brackets then?

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 03:17 PM

Yeah just let me know if you have em. Who sells the brackets then?

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 05:40 PM

The one i have was not the right one,I have so many parts that i take to shows that i can not remember exactly what is what.Not even close

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Posted November 30, 2015 - 05:41 PM

thanks everyone I do like the look of it. I will order up a mount bracket and search for a light. if anyone has one pm me thanks again




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