Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

headlight bracket


  • Please log in to reply
18 replies to this topic

#1 DanP OFFLINE  

DanP

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6989
  • 276 Thanks
  • 467 posts
  • Location: Mt Pleasant, Iowa

Posted January 02, 2012 - 01:41 PM

Does anyone have a drawing of the headlight bracket that holds the bulbs in? I could figure it out but if someone already had a drawing it would help. I am getting lazy!!

#2 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,379 Thanks
  • 7,696 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted January 02, 2012 - 08:08 PM

Does this help any.

Attached Thumbnails

  • P1010191.jpg


#3 DanP OFFLINE  

DanP

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6989
  • 276 Thanks
  • 467 posts
  • Location: Mt Pleasant, Iowa

Posted January 03, 2012 - 09:02 AM

I can figure it out from that, I just thought some one might have made a drawing of it as they made one or had an original.

#4 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,379 Thanks
  • 7,696 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted January 03, 2012 - 12:50 PM

Dan, if you can wait, I can get you measurements by tomorrow night.

#5 DanP OFFLINE  

DanP

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6989
  • 276 Thanks
  • 467 posts
  • Location: Mt Pleasant, Iowa

Posted January 03, 2012 - 02:01 PM

Thats fine, thanks

#6 IHCubGuy OFFLINE  

IHCubGuy

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 3438
  • 1,358 Thanks
  • 1,475 posts
  • Location: Northumberland Pa

Posted January 03, 2012 - 08:18 PM

Is there a ring or something that caps them off on the front side? The ones on my 12H look as if they are about to fall out the front. I have the bracket that holds them in the back but there is nothing in front of the bulbs except for the grill panel where they sit.

#7 ckjakline OFFLINE  

ckjakline

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 6073
  • 1,080 Thanks
  • 1,093 posts
  • Location: Lititz,Pa

Posted January 03, 2012 - 08:24 PM

Is there a ring or something that caps them off on the front side? The ones on my 12H look as if they are about to fall out the front. I have the bracket that holds them in the back but there is nothing in front of the bulbs except for the grill panel where they sit.


Yes there is a rubber ring that goes around the i.d of the holes in hood.I believe they are still avail through massey.
  • IHCubGuy said thank you

#8 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,379 Thanks
  • 7,696 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted January 03, 2012 - 08:26 PM

Is there a ring or something that caps them off on the front side? The ones on my 12H look as if they are about to fall out the front. I have the bracket that holds them in the back but there is nothing in front of the bulbs except for the grill panel where they sit.


I'm suprised they're not broken from the vibration. There is supposed to be a rubber/plastic trim ring between the grill panel and the bulbs.
1/4" id plastic fuel line, painted black, and slit length wise works.
  • ducky, IHCubGuy, ckjakline and 1 other said thanks

#9 IHCubGuy OFFLINE  

IHCubGuy

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 3438
  • 1,358 Thanks
  • 1,475 posts
  • Location: Northumberland Pa

Posted January 03, 2012 - 08:55 PM

I'm suprised they're not broken from the vibration. There is supposed to be a rubber/plastic trim ring between the grill panel and the bulbs.
1/4" id plastic fuel line, painted black, and slit length wise works.


The one bulb is broken. I think I may just try that fuel line trick. I have other work to do on the front panel as someone in the past added some other small holes for bolts or something. Need to get after them with the Mig and fill them in and grind 'em smooth.

#10 DanP OFFLINE  

DanP

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6989
  • 276 Thanks
  • 467 posts
  • Location: Mt Pleasant, Iowa

Posted January 03, 2012 - 10:56 PM

Would the trim like what is used on car door edging work to go around the headlight hole or does it need to be bigger?

#11 Toolpartzman OFFLINE  

Toolpartzman

    Fun With Horsepower

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 7171
  • 468 Thanks
  • 1,280 posts
  • Location: Little Rock,AR

Posted January 04, 2012 - 08:49 AM

Would the trim like what is used on car door edging work to go around the headlight hole or does it need to be bigger?


I was wondering the same about the outer guard molding (The piece that connects the seat assy to the foot plate)

#12 DanP OFFLINE  

DanP

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 6989
  • 276 Thanks
  • 467 posts
  • Location: Mt Pleasant, Iowa

Posted January 04, 2012 - 09:22 AM

That is what I used for my trim on the fender extentions and around the battery box, I just think the stuff around the headlight is bigger that that.

#13 TUDOR OFFLINE  

TUDOR

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 915
  • 543 Thanks
  • 497 posts
  • Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario

Posted January 04, 2012 - 11:56 AM

That is what I used for my trim on the fender extentions and around the battery box, I just think the stuff around the headlight is bigger that that.


I believe that the original was a U-shaped rubber gasket material, about the same size as 1/4" black rubber hose. I have seen the stuff used by the foot in heavy industry so it should be available from an industrial supply house. Otherwise, as IamSherwood suggests, slit a non-braided fuel or vaccum hose.

#14 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2066
  • 8,379 Thanks
  • 7,696 posts
  • Location: Northern Ontario

Posted January 04, 2012 - 06:24 PM

Measurements for the bulb retainer.
9" long
2 1/4" wide
Slots from ends 2 1/4" long.

And a couple more pics, that also show the trim ring.

Attached Thumbnails

  • massey_001.jpg
  • P1010026a.jpg

  • IHCubGuy and DanP have said thanks

#15 DMAX ONLINE  

DMAX

    New Member

  • Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 264
  • 182 Thanks
  • 70 posts
  • Location: Eighty Four, Pa

Posted January 04, 2012 - 06:44 PM

I've tried the door edge trim on the hood of my 14 for the headlights. It seems a little small and too hard of a material. The lights just seem to slide around too much. I'm going to try the hose instead.




Top