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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
    Last edited by jaudette3; 01-18-2015 at 07:10 AM.

    John Audette - Porsche Lighting Anorak
    Concours Restoration of SWB/LWB Headlamps & Turn Signals, H1's & H4's ~ Now LED Lighting
    The SWB 911 Light Resource => AudetteCollection.com
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