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Home made headlight posts????

Postby Jason (IL) » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:04 pm

Has anybody tried to make home made head light post. Before I loose my welding shop privlages at school I would like to try and make a set.

Anybody know the thread count, I may be able to machine some new threads.

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Postby LiL' Red » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:30 pm

5/8 - 11 easiest way would be to use grade 2 or 3 bolts.

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Postby Lurker Carl » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:38 pm

I guess this isn't the kind of home-made post you have in mind.

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Postby LiL' Red » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:57 pm

Lurker Carl wrote:I guess this isn't the kind of home-made post you have in mind.

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Very nice, do you have a red candle for the rear :lol:

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Postby Lurker Carl » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:10 pm

No rear candle. That would give me a hot seat!
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Postby Jason (IL) » Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:52 pm

Candles would be dim. Maybe I should try a fuel fire lamp???

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Postby LiL' Red » Mon Mar 31, 2008 10:02 pm

Lurker Carl wrote:No rear candle. That would give me a hot seat!

So, in that case you would really have a red rear :oops:

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Postby crowman2 » Tue Apr 01, 2008 7:30 am

I have wondered what was on Your heading Carl!!! Now I know. At first I thought it was a goldfish in a bowl.

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Postby Dan Robertson » Tue Apr 01, 2008 8:33 am

I made this set of posts. Just heated the ends and hammered them flat.
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I forget the thread pitch. They are made to match the original. I see them available on E-bay occassionaly.
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BTW--- that is a 2 wire sealed beam bulb installed in the flat pancake housing.
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Postby Clem » Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:43 am

What I did was bought a 5/8-11 bolt that was about 4" long and simply heated it up with a torch until it was red hot and pounded the head flat. I heated and hammered and heated and hammered. When it was flattened I used a drill press and a vise and drilled a 1/2-13 hole for the light stud. Finally, I grinded and rounded and tapered the edges.

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Postby brianJ » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:40 pm

Great idea Clem!!! I may mees mine up trying to get them off the hood.
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Postby Mr E » Tue Apr 01, 2008 1:55 pm

Dan Robertson wrote:Image

BTW--- that is a 2 wire sealed beam bulb installed in the flat pancake housing.


Dan,
What is the trick for getting the sealed beam bulb in there? I assume this is 12 volt?

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Postby Dan Robertson » Tue Apr 01, 2008 5:36 pm

BEING CAREFUL----- very, very careful, or you will be :cry: . These are 6 volt bulbs, but that shouldn't make any differance. There are, if I remember correctly 2 tabs on the back of the bulb that must be ground off. A Dremel tool works pretty good for this. Also the two screws/screw tabs that connect the wires to the bulb must also be bent in toward the back of the bulb. I also use a bit of insulating rubber tape to help prevent the wires from coming into contact with the headlight housing :shock:
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The outer trim rings must also be spread open slightly to catch the bulb captive. :D The little rubber plugs that fit thru the hole in the housing back are simple protective covers from air conditioning lines/fittings
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