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How do I repair this??

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by rb8484, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    I am in the middle of repainting my plow and I am putting it back together and was wondering how this can be fixed. I cant seem to find a repacment part. It is off the headlights, both of mine rounded out when I was taking the lights off. Im sure many of you have had this issue.

  2. Doin_It

    Doin_It Senior Member
    from Mt.
    Messages: 136

    Take it to a welding shop they can fill it in and you can grind it smooth, and a bit of filing to square it up perfectly.
  3. NorthernSvc's

    NorthernSvc's Senior Member
    Messages: 781

    cheaper just to buy a new light.... i charge $55.00 hour - one hour minimum...
  4. jomama45

    jomama45 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,190

    You could probably just tack-weld a heavier washer over the hole & die-grind the slot into it. I've had this happen before, usually the threads on the studs are so rusted, it tears that little plate apart.
  5. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Tack weld a carriage bolt in there
  6. GPS

    GPS Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 268

    Only problem with that is no more vertical adjustment of the lights. Better hope to get it right the first time!
  7. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Ooops! Go ahead and ignore my advice.

    You could use a carriage bolt though. You just need to grind a couple flat spots on the end so you can grab it with a wrench to tighten the nut.
  8. fordpsd

    fordpsd Senior Member
    Messages: 308

    I had that happened to me last year. I went and bought just the casing of the light, can't remember what i paid for it but it wasn't to expensive if i remember correctly.
  9. abbe

    abbe Senior Member
    from RI
    Messages: 718

    $40 if i remeber it was a ripoff
  10. rb8484

    rb8484 Senior Member
    Messages: 419

    Acually a buddy of mine had some older style meyer lights that were in great shape and he sold them to me for $20.:nod: It had the same type carrage peice so I took them off of his lights and reiveted them back on my lights. Maybe it will be a good winter and I can get some halogens later this winter!!
  11. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    as mentioned before, carriage bolt and the welder. aim the light and stick it.