Some time ago I had thought of putting headlights on the R/T tractor but hadn't made up my mind on just where to mount them.
The most logical place for them was up front on the side of the grille.
At the time I was really hesitant to drill into the fresh paint job on the hood so I keep putting it off and eventually just forgot about.
Today I was washing the tractors to get ready for the show and decided to finally mount those lights on the tractor.
Here is how the tractor looked before.
These are the headlights that I had bought for the tractor.
They are going to be mounted on the side of the grille and down low enough so the don't block the "R/T" emblems.
First I put masking tape on the side to protect the paint and give me a surface to mark locations on.
Then I drilled out the mounting hole and the hole for the wire.
The front hole is for mounting the headlight and the rear hole has a rubber grommet for running the wire thru.
The mounting bracket on the headlights have a square base so I'm going to use a washer between the headlight and the grille so the square base doesn't scratch the paint when the headlight is rotated to adjust it.
I stick the back of the washers onto a piece of masking tape.
The tape is trimmed off around the washer and the tape side goes up against the side of the grille.
The tape on the back of the washer keeps the washer from scratching the paint.
This also provides enough resistance so the headlight can rotate on the face of the washer and the washer will not rotate against the painted surface.
The wires are run down the inside of the grille and connected to the wire from the switch with disconnect terminals.
This way the wires can be easily disconnected if I want to remove the grille.
Here is how the headlight looks from the back.
And from the front.
They even work !
Edited by jdcrawler, August 08, 2013 - 01:42 PM.