Headlamp alignment

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ArthurB
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Headlamp alignment

Post by ArthurB » Sat Aug 17, 2019 7:53 pm

I'm getting ready to align my headlamps per the Ford Service manual, but before I make the up/down adjustment I notice the lenses on both lamps seem to be tilted top outward from the centerline by 5 degrees. In other words the lines in the glass lenses are 5 degrees off of vertical (in opposite direction). These are 1925-ish buckets. Is this normal? If not, is it worth correcting? It doesn't seem to me like this will affect where the beam hits the road or how it focuses, but maybe I'm missing something. I figure it's best to have a plan before taking a wrench to the mounting bracket. Thanks!