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Still needing that one Marchal Fog lamp lense for my 68 Cal Special. These are near impossible to find. Two on ebay with a starting bid of $400 (no bids) and one other 'repaired' and offered at $50. My fog lights have been converted to halogen. I wondered if a glass fog lamp lense repaired with some sort of clear epoxy would hold up under the heat. Any ideas?

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68 California Special- Acapulco Blue- Will someone please sell me one Marchal fog lamp lense?
 
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It will probably not hold up with halogen lamps. With regular lamps it might be ok. Halogen puts out an incredible amount of heat - I have a little halogen shop lamp that, without being in a confined space like your light would be, has put out enough heat to melt the solid plastic handle off the metal underneath over time.

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Just wondering, whats a marchal lens and how is it different than any other ones?
 

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Marchal lamps were used on early 68 Shelbys, Cal specials and possibly others. The lens is unique to that type of lamp. During production Ford changed over to Lucas lamps, most Marchals were tossed out. I know, I need a pair for my Shelby as it should have the Marchals, but when I got it it had the Lucas lamps.

Shelby Automotive sent out a letter dated October 9, 1968 stating the lamps would be replaced at a local Ford dealer free of charge.

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A friend of mine in early 68 purchased a new California Special, and kept getting tickets From the CHP and LA CO Sheriffs Dept. who said that the driving lights that came with the car from Ford were illegal. Ford ended up recalling the car and replacing the original driving lights (Marchal) with another brand (Lucas), the originals were thought to be to bright, Ford may also have added a relay which shut them off when the high beams were turned on. This was quite a few years ago, so some of the details may be a bit foggy, but at the time it was a constant hassle.

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