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Old 10-06-2022, 04:04 PM   #1
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Source for '78-'80 Dodge rectangular headlight bucket retainers?

I have a quad-headlight '79 Dodge Sportsman van front, looking for a headlight retainer assembly for the REALLY squared rectangular headlights. I was able to locate four chrome front retainers but am missing the rear concave bucket for one of my lights. I can only locate a rusty set of four of them for an uncomfortably high price on the big auction site. I'm not totally opposed to a new LED/halogen setup but every one I've looked at doesn't include a way to mount to the headlight assembly from what I can tell. As though they expect you to already have the clamshell to wrap around the light. Never thought it would be this difficult to locate! I actually would prefer used/vintage if anyone has a tip! Thank you very much!
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Unfortunately ; if memory serves ; 1980 was about the last year of the small rectangular quad headlights from Chrysler / Dodge , so any you find in a wrecking yard will be 40+ years old .

I don't know if the aftermarket parts ( restoration ) cover Dodge as well as they do Chev and Ford ; but they might be worth a look .
Also I don't believe that the bucket ( mount shell ) you're after is unique to the van chassis so widen your search to include pick ups of the same vintage.
My 79 Dodge PU had the quad light system too.
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