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#1 smatt26 OFFLINE  

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 05:40 PM

I just got a set of headlights but thats it. No mounting bracket or rubber gasket around the light or anything. Does anyone have any good pictures of what I need to fabricate to install them securely? Thanks

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 06:33 PM

I may have a bracket and gaskets

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 06:34 PM

It is basically a flat metal plate with two long horseshoes at each end for the back of the headlights to sit in. You will want some rubber trim, whether it be like a 1/4" rubber hose with a slit cut in it to go along the sharp edges of the metal backing plate. I can try and get some pics taken of mine but it is installed but I could give you measurements I guess. You will want to bend each of the long edges to help with rigidity of the backing plate.

You can also still get this piece new at a Massey Ferguson dealer.
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Posted December 28, 2010 - 06:46 PM

Here ya go....

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:13 PM

Thanks for the quick response guys. I think that is easy enough to make. I will check at the dealer, curious to see what that would go for, probably to much. Does the rubber gasket go around the light holes and the lights rest against that as a cushion?

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:18 PM

Thanks for the quick response guys. I think that is easy enough to make. I will check at the dealer, curious to see what that would go for, probably to much. Does the rubber gasket go around the light holes and the lights rest against that as a cushion?


Yep, the same rubber that goes on the bracket goes around the holes for cushion.

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:20 PM

I had a little over $90 when I bought my headlight kit. It was all brand new from a dealer here in PA. I wanna say it was Sweigert Brothers but I think I have dealers confused on that.

Anyway, I got two headlights, the rubber for the holes and bracket, the bracket and the headlight switch. I didn't think it was too bad considering what used ones are going for on eBay.

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Posted December 28, 2010 - 08:49 PM

Yea, thats not to bad for all of that. I got the lights on ebay a while back with a few odds and ends, wasnt to much so maybe the bracket and rubber will be reasonable. I have a dealer down in Juniata county i will call tomorrow.

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 09:56 PM

I ended up making the bracket for mine. It's a super overkill in metal, 10ga I think!

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Posted December 30, 2010 - 10:42 PM

Here's another way to do it for less than $10.

I bought 2 Truck style 4" rubber light buckets, or grommets, cut the back out, mounted the sealed beam bulb, and put them in hood from the inside. There a little stiff to get in but one things for sure there not fall out.
They come closed or open end, I think either would work.

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Edited by DH1, December 31, 2010 - 12:40 PM.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 08:44 AM

DH1, I know I'm probably doing something wrong but I can't get any useful web hits using 4" rubber light buckets, if you wouldn't mind... where do you get these? Great idea!

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 08:59 AM

I think that's a pretty good idea Doug.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 09:00 AM

I don't want to take over the thread but whats the best way to cut out the holes if you don't have the headlights? I see they have a punch mark in the metal already.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 09:01 AM

I ended up making the bracket for mine. It's a super overkill in metal, 10ga I think!

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That turned out nice.

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Posted December 31, 2010 - 12:21 PM

I called the dealer and they say they cant get the bracket anymore. I like the rubber bucket idea which solves the problem of not having the rubber gromets for the holes. I got my cut outs by using a thin screwdriver and then just pivoting them until they broke off. That is a very nice job FirefyterEMT. It looks very neat and clean.




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