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Title: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: onebadfish on December 24, 2012 - 02:56:25 pm
Hi all,

I have a 71 cuda and want to install yellow lenses on the inside headlights. I see some of you have them on your challys too (brads70). Where do I find them? Also want to install the "yellow" lenses on the lower driving lights as well. I think they look great and really set the car off. Thanks for the information and this is a great site!
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: brads70 on December 24, 2012 - 03:05:52 pm
I got mine here. Cheap too. https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/4412A (https://www.interlight.biz/light-bulb/4412A)
Here is a post showing more info on how I  fitted/wiring them in.

http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=64889.0 (http://www.cuda-challenger.com/cc/index.php?topic=64889.0)
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: onebadfish on December 24, 2012 - 05:02:47 pm
Thanks Brad - exactly what I was looking for. I think they look way cool as well. Your car looks fantastic!

I want to match up the driving (fog) lights too. If any of you guys have the yellow lense driving lights please let me know where to get them.
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: brads70 on December 24, 2012 - 05:04:07 pm
Do a google search on Ford Mustang driving lights. I think they were amber?
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: bigblue73 on December 26, 2012 - 04:03:49 pm
I coated my H1's with see through yellow vinyl.  The stuff is sticky and lasted the entire cruising season - I just replaced the vinyl when I put the car away for the winter.  The stuff is cheap on e-bay - Like $6.00 for 4 sq. ft. cheap.  I did it this way because I did the headlight conversion (H4 / H1) and didn't want to replace the new lights - which work better.
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: onebadfish on December 26, 2012 - 06:24:38 pm
I was thinking about that as well. Do you have any pictures?
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: brads70 on December 27, 2012 - 07:16:04 am
Seems Ma Mopar liked the look too. Pretty much the same visual thing on the new Challengers.
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: 74challenger03 on December 27, 2012 - 08:25:17 am
Brad was that the bulb 4412a you ordered?
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: brads70 on December 27, 2012 - 09:28:07 am
Brad was that the bulb 4412a you ordered?
yep
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: 74challenger03 on December 28, 2012 - 08:20:37 am
thank you
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: swede-cuda on December 28, 2012 - 02:08:39 pm
 :wave: i got my yellow road lamp bulbs from ebag.they are made of yellow glas(not painted yellow) .i dont remember who the seller was,but it was a company dealing with mustang parts.they look real good on my red -70,  :cooldancing:
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: bigblue73 on January 01, 2013 - 09:46:58 am
I was thinking about that as well. Do you have any pictures?


(http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z124/dtedler/01148B3D-2EEB-4E51-A600-D2F41C035349-11173-00000CB6384411A8.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: brads70 on January 01, 2013 - 11:37:50 am
([url]http://i195.photobucket.com/albums/z124/dtedler/01148B3D-2EEB-4E51-A600-D2F41C035349-11173-00000CB6384411A8.jpg[/url])


Here is the glass ones just to compare.... they look a little more amber than yellow?
(http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu240/B_Richmond/013-4.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: 74challenger03 on January 01, 2013 - 01:21:05 pm
found them local and installing them this weekend,wish me luck.
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: ted on January 01, 2013 - 01:44:43 pm
had them in my car, but it failed the NYS annual inspection
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: brads70 on January 01, 2013 - 01:47:39 pm
had them in my car, but it failed the NYS annual inspection

What was the reasoning behind that? :clueless:
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: ted on January 01, 2013 - 01:52:17 pm
that i have to have working hi beams, they cant be yellow.
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: dodj on January 01, 2013 - 02:24:15 pm
found them local and installing them this weekend,wish me luck.
Screw terminals like Brads or did you find ones with regular headlight connections?
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: brads70 on January 01, 2013 - 06:45:05 pm
that i have to have working hi beams, they cant be yellow.
Ah? But doen't the outside beam work as a high beam?  If so what about a 2 lamp system then, like a Cuda?
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: Jamiez on January 01, 2013 - 07:01:46 pm
Some states only allow amber/yellow lights for emergency/hazard/construction vehicles.  Others may allow them for fog lights or even hi beams.  If you want to see some really strange laws check out the rules for running a light bar on a Jeep or similar.  You'll find certain areas limit the number you have, others require you to cover them when driving on public roads, etc.

Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: 74challenger03 on January 01, 2013 - 07:08:48 pm
Bought the same lights  as Brad.  NY is fussy but you can always try to get a inspection at a different shop. Some shops try and tell you your car wont pass just to make money.They did it to my brother inlaw and I almost went after the guy. Said the headlight was off and it would cost $49 to adjust it. Now I live in S Carolina and no inspection  :bananasmi
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: dodj on January 01, 2013 - 08:58:08 pm
Wierd rules. I believe Bart posted about, i think France, where your forward lenses HAD to be yellow? Until just recently? How do the front marker/turn signal lenses of an e-body pass?  :clueless: There are also other factory equipped cars with forward yellow lenses. The new Challenger, Corvettes, Mustangs...
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: Super Blue 72 on January 03, 2013 - 12:15:02 am
This topic reminds me of my old highschool autoshop teacher in the 80's. 

Some how he managed to get a hold of one of those old highway construction arrows.  Supposedly they were made up of yellow highbeam lights or something like that.  He pulled it apart and gave all the kids in the autoshop these yellow lights.

(http://getatractor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Michigan-Sales-Marquette-Michigan-Used-Gas-Powered-Lighted-Arrow-Signal-Sign-003-150x150.jpg)
Title: Re: Yellow headlight lenses
Post by: onebadfish on January 05, 2013 - 08:45:18 pm
Yep like those lights you have Brad..! :2thumbs: Will order them plus need to get a new grille. Hope Metro can deliver in a timely manner.