This is the only component of the 682-C that will not replace the original. It has been greatly improved to solve problems that were inherent in the 1940 design – the prime one being rust. The original was a sheet metal stamping, secured to the headlight body with a single screw thru the top. This stamping was slightly
recessed into a tapered indentation in the body, probably to mask the poor fit between the two.
Our shell is a computer designed die casting that contours perfectly to the headlight body. It is secured by two screws from underneath – hidden hardware. because our headlight body (or bucket) did not require a recess to house the shell, the assembly is cleaner in design and to maintain. Because of these improvements, our new shell will not directly replace an original, but has many applications. Read the Frequently Asked Questions for additional answers you may need. Included with the shells are the correct mounting hardware.