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headlight mount

Postby tomstractor » Mon Mar 22, 2021 4:24 pm

Putting together my Low-Boy basket. Just went to mount the headlights and the brackets that screw into the hood are too large diameter.The
brackets are 5/8 11 and standard on all my other Cubs but the hood nuts are 9/16 12 on this hood. I can't find a listing anywhere for 9/16 brackets. The hood holes and nuts look to be original. I guess I am going to drill and tap the hood to 5/8 11. I am just wondering when or if IH used the 9/16 12 brackets or if this is a Mutt.

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Re: headlight mount

Postby tst » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:09 pm

somebody changed it, they are always 5/8 11 on all cubs

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Re: headlight mount

Postby ntrenn » Mon Mar 22, 2021 6:46 pm

The headlight brackets are standard parts from McMaster. They probably have a size that will fit the nuts you have in your hood.

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Re: headlight mount

Postby tomstractor » Mon Mar 22, 2021 7:39 pm

The hole in the sheet metal is smaller than the other hoods that I have and the fixed nuts inside look original. The 5 mounting holes on the sides of the hood
that mount the rectangular emblems are 5/16 dia. These holes seem too big, but I don't have the emblems to mount yet so i don't
know if this is right. This is a late round nose Cub with a 4 bar grill.

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Re: headlight mount

Postby tst » Mon Mar 22, 2021 10:09 pm

those holes hold moulding clips for the oval emblems that just push in to them

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Re: headlight mount

Postby Cubfriend » Tue Mar 23, 2021 5:16 am

The holes use a barrel clip to hold the emblems on. The clips go in the holes and the emblems push into the clips.
Frank

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Re: headlight mount

Postby tomstractor » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:05 am

The holes for the barrel clips are much smaller on my 57 with the older mounting emblems.

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Re: headlight mount

Postby Cubfriend » Tue Mar 23, 2021 7:11 am

Yes, The stainless emblems had smaller pins on the back. (Late 54 to early 58)
Frank


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