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Old 10-02-08, 20:00
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Hello All,

To complete the features of my MB, I look to have the blackout headlight (not the BO light on the driver side fender) as canadian jeeps had during the WWII. Does someone could help me? Also, I know that the canadian jeeps had a convoy lamp to illuminate the rear axle cover. What kind of lamp was on the WWII jeeps and does needing a special switch on the dash board? I'm also interrested to buy this convoy lamp.

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Old 11-02-08, 01:33
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Hi Guy

Is this the kind of blackout headlamp you are looking for. If so try getting in touch with Brian Asbury. I think he had one on his table yesterday at the OMVA show.



As for the rear axel lamp I was talking with Eric Booth about what to use. He said the ones pictured below are correct.



This conversion would have been done in England. I picked up another of these lights yesterday (Brian Asbury) and the earlier style mount for it. I mounted it on the chassis crossmemer just above the rear diff. The angle of the mount allows the light to shine down onto the diff. I did have to drill two small 1/4" holes into the frame to bolt on the mount. As for wiring I added it to the "blackout" wiring with another 3 way connector.



I can post pictures of this but it wont be unitl next weekend.

I will post a picutre of how I mounted it next weekend.
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Hello Jordan,

Thanks for these informations and I wrote to Brian to have the BO headlight.

Best regards from Trois-Rivieres

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Old 15-02-08, 17:31
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Hello Jordan and Guy

Both styles of CMP lights were used, the rubber ones depicted above and the metal tubes. There was a single pull toggle switch of British manufacture used, which was mounted on the left side of the dash. Above this was a white plastic switch plate. These were a standard mod to all 505 and 242 contract jeeps assembled in the UK. This was generally not done except as a field mod on later contracts. If done as a field mod Brian also has the CMP Convoy light plates and switches.

There is a company in the US who makes the Headlight guards.

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Old 17-02-08, 03:43
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Hello Jordan and Guy

Both styles of CMP lights were used, the rubber ones depicted above and the metal tubes. There was a single pull toggle switch of British manufacture used, which was mounted on the left side of the dash. Above this was a white plastic switch plate. These were a standard mod to all 505 and 242 contract jeeps assembled in the UK. This was generally not done except as a field mod on later contracts. If done as a field mod Brian also has the CMP Convoy light plates and switches.

There is a company in the US who makes the Headlight guards.

Eric
Hello Eric,

Thanks for these informations. I bought a BO Headlights from Brian and I received it yesterday. I bought also a kit of repro M38CDN data plates from Brian and I'm very impressive by the high quality of his stuffs and the very good service from him.

Best regards from Trois-Rivieres.

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Old 21-02-08, 16:01
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Thats great.

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Hello Eric,

Do you know the name of the company in the U.S. that makes the jeep blackout headlamp? Thank you.
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Do you know the name of the company in the U.S. that makes the jeep blackout headlamp? Thank you.
reopened after what, thirteen years ?
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Well, sorry I wasn't here 13 years ago....Just happen to be looking for one now.
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Kudos to you Philippe for ressurecting an old thread. Nothing wrong with opening up new discussion on matters already in the archives.
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Old 01-12-22, 16:14
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Hello Chris,

Thank you, I am still looking for one if you know anyone that can help...
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M38 Bill sold that MB a loooong time ago and still regrets it to this day. He will trade a CCKW for an MB now . Please help him out .
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M38 Bill sold that MB a loooong time ago and still regrets it to this day. He will trade a CCKW for an MB now . Please help him out .
No Robert, I still have my MB. I sold my M38CDN to Michel Pouliot in Rimouski and I still regrets... I don't have a CCKW but a Chevy G7107 to trade for another M38 (CDN or US). I lack time and opportunity to give glory to my truck and I would return to my first love with an m38. Also, it makes a spare jeep when I receive a visit from another jeeper and we can go eat an ice cream in a convoy...:wink:

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