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    Member #413 jaudette3's Avatar
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    Question Service Offered: H1 Restoration

    Back in the saddle restoring a limited number of H1 headlamps. Here are some pictures of a restored set and the steps taken to restore them:

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    • Reflectors - stripped, copper plated, nickel plated, polished, layer of vapor deposited aluminum, silica layer - Why aluminum?
    • Housings - media blasted, painted with high temperature paint
    • Lenses - new with correct Bosch lettering (inside of lens)
    • Lenses Gaskets - new
    • Chrome Trim Rings - rechromed originals
    • Adjustment Screws - mounted with nylon lock nuts for easy removal
    • Fender Mounting Screws - new
    • Fender Mounting Gaskets - new
    • Adjustment Instruction Labels - exact reproductions
    • Bulbs - new, 55w/100w
    • Bench Tested


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    The cost is your core plus $600 per headlamp. I realize that this isn't cheap, but there is substantial cost involved in the replating of the reflectors. When done they are bright and right - bright for driving and right for concours.

    I'm getting ready to send out a batch of reflectors for replating so let me know if you're interested in having some redone.

    Thanks,
    John
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    I will gladly vouch for John's work. His attention to perfection is outstanding! He's done a few sets for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvr2mny View Post
    I will gladly vouch for John's work. His attention to perfection is outstanding! He's done a few sets for me.
    Thank you Doug - I appreciate the endorsement.

    John

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    As will I - my first set of H1's were from John, and he has two more sets in process for me now - great work.

    Quote Originally Posted by nvr2mny View Post
    I will gladly vouch for John's work. His attention to perfection is outstanding! He's done a few sets for me.
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    Welcome back John !

    I will send you a set this winter. How goes the radio repair enterprise ?

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    Thanks Kevin & Ravi. Kind of wandered away from radio repair. Evidently my advanced age limits me me to concentrating on only one thing at a time.

    John

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    Sent off a set with original lenses to Sweden today that are going to be mounted on a Targa prototype. I'll be sending off a batch of reflectors to the platers soon which I do every couple of months. Good timing if you have a pair you've been thinking about restoring.

    Cheers,
    John

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    I've just finished the restoration of seven sets of H1's and ready to start on a few more. It seems to have settled down into two cycles a year. Here are some pictures of a recent set:

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    PM me if you're interested in having a set done over the winter. I'm limiting the next run to five sets.

    Thanks,
    John
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    Concours Restoration of SWB Headlamps & Turn Signals, H1's & H4's ~ Now LED Lighting
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    Hi John, PM'd you a few weeks ago, would like to get in touch if you can send me a number... here is my email mgbowen07@gmail.com.

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    Hi
    What would it cost if i just sent you the reflectors for replating etc from my h1,thanks.

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