I need to replace the lens in a typical mid-twenties kerosene side lamp. Is there a trick to it?
If it is the kind with a wire holding it in,it isn't difficult. If it is a rolled edge,much more so. I have a pair of pliers I use to open the roll and then you can put a new lens in. Tough job,but can be done.
It's the one with the rolled edge I guess a visit to B'burg is in order. Is Bob Evans open again, or do we still have to go to IHOP????
PS Are you buying?
Bob is open,but I can't afford to feed you. Check with your local food stamp program...maybe they will give you a voucher.
Mike -- I'd look for another rim with a good lens in it. They aren't difficult to find; Uncle Jack probably has several.
Unless you are after concours look, when you remove the old busted glass, then roll up the edge, enough to fit the new glass. Then I run a bead of JB Weld around the gap, just up to the lip of the lens, that has worked now for years.
Mike, Uncle Jack is not talking - that doesn't sound right, does it?
Anyway, Dan, no concours look for me! I'll give your idea a try.
Jack, I'll still come up even if you don't buy
By the the way, i bought the car with the unusual side light brackets.
Mike, I broke the old lens out in pieces and then used pliers to open up the rolled lip just enough to get the new glass in, Then I took it out, ran a thin bead of black silicone around the rim and re-fitted the glass. It worked a treat.
hope this helps.
allan from down under.
Thanks to everyone! Used Dan method with JB Weld...worked like a charm.