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    New to the forum so thought I’d start it off with a simple question. I recently acquired a 39 Ford Standard that has had the headlights upgraded to halogen with the small turn signal light in the bucket. I think it was a Bob Drake conversion. The turn signal light is out and I’m trying to figure out how to remove the trim ring. There is only one screw at the bottom so I assume it probably slides down from the top and snaps at the bottom and then held in place with the screw. How do you pop it off? I don’t want to damage the paint - which is very nice. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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    Welcome Jimmy to the VFF!
    I personally never pulled one, but since there is only one screw at the bottom i would think out a little and up. You can get painters tape to protect the painted area when you do this.
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

    Mitch's Auto Service ctr


    • #3
      Success! Masked the area, removed the screw and took a small rubber mallet and tapped upwards a few times and it came loose with no issues. Decided to change both side parking lights since I had the technique! If its another 10 years, I may have forgotten how to do it! The bulb change did solve my turnsignal issues also.



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        Post some pics of your car when you have time..

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