Jump to content

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



Photo
- - - - -

Headlight Rubber Trim For Mf8


  • Please log in to reply
9 replies to this topic

#1 pwombles OFFLINE  

pwombles

    New Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 7101
  • 200 Thanks
  • 220 posts
  • Location: Ursa,IL

Posted February 24, 2013 - 04:39 PM

Just wanting some suggestions as to what I can use as a replacement for the little rubber trim that gies around the headlights? Closest thing I have seen is door edge trim, but it is harder plastic. any suggestions? 



#2 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

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

Posted February 24, 2013 - 05:15 PM

We had this discussion here, not too long ago.

Let me see if I can find it.

 

It might be in, or related to the headlight bracket thread.



#3 IamSherwood OFFLINE  

IamSherwood

    Elf guardian

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

Posted February 24, 2013 - 05:59 PM

Here's one thread with info.

Not the one I was trying to find though.

It was more recent, and someone had a real good solution. Hmmmm.



#4 IHCubGuy ONLINE  

IHCubGuy

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 3438
  • 1,361 Thanks
  • 1,476 posts
  • Location: Northumberland Pa

Posted February 24, 2013 - 06:05 PM

On my 12 I ended up using the binding that goes around the edge of the seat on a garden tractor.  I had tore the old seat off and after looking at the slide on style binding I deteremined I could cut a length of it for each light bulb and use it.  It worked out pretty good with my only complaint being that it might be a bit to stiff and not hold the light bulb super tight.



#5 DH1 OFFLINE  

DH1

    Electric Tractors

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 62
  • 4,587 Thanks
  • 5,295 posts
  • Location: Markham Ontario Canada

Posted February 24, 2013 - 06:53 PM

I bought a parts tractor and what they did was take a

black spark plug wire,

slit it down the middle,

remove the core,

install it in the hood.

 

It worked and looked good.


  • IamSherwood said thank you

#6 johndeereelfman OFFLINE  

johndeereelfman

    Elfin Majic

  • Senior Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 3761
  • 5,480 Thanks
  • 2,535 posts
  • Location: Lititz, PA

Posted February 24, 2013 - 08:01 PM

John Deere makes a rubber channel that goes around the top of the dash to help protect the hood. I bet that would work great for you.



#7 JDBrian OFFLINE  

JDBrian

    Super Moderator

  • Super Moderator
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 2507
  • 9,574 Thanks
  • 14,136 posts
  • Location: Hubley, Nova Scotia - Canada

Posted February 24, 2013 - 08:44 PM

It seems to me that there was some sort of black tubing that folks were slitting and using to do the job. The rubber bits on my 8 are still in good shape. Can't remember what it was exactly! 



#8 pianotuner OFFLINE  

pianotuner

    New Member

  • Member
  • Member No: 7799
  • 55 Thanks
  • 86 posts

Posted February 26, 2013 - 09:22 AM

Player piano tubing worked for me.  I had some left from when I used to restore them. Call the nearest piano tuner and find out who services players.



#9 pwombles OFFLINE  

pwombles

    New Member

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 7101
  • 200 Thanks
  • 220 posts
  • Location: Ursa,IL

Posted February 28, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Found an almost exact replacement on ebay under rubber edge trim. got it in the mail today and it is 99% exact match to the old. Better than cutting tubing. thanks for the suggestions.



#10 kscycler1 OFFLINE  

kscycler1
  • Member
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 13943
  • 17 Thanks
  • 25 posts
  • Location: Wichita, KS

Posted April 02, 2013 - 08:49 PM

Found an almost exact replacement on ebay under rubber edge trim. got it in the mail today and it is 99% exact match to the old. Better than cutting tubing. thanks for the suggestions.

Great idea. thanks...






Top