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What should I do about my plow lights?

Discussion in 'Truck & Equipment Repair' started by Rusty Silence, Dec 8, 2010.

  1. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    My plow lights are too low, what can I do to raise them? I would like to switch to a round light anyways to go with the vintage look the truck has going on.

  2. doo-man

    doo-man Senior Member
    Messages: 387

    There is a nut under the light tower frame, I would suggest lube it up with a good penetrating oil and then get a socket on it and loosen it up and position the lights to the desired position, sometimes an extra hand help to keep the lights in the new position.
  3. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    I guess I should have been more clear, the lights are mounted too low, they're hardly any higher than my headlights.
  4. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    get a piece of steel and run it across there. A metal stud would work perfect
  5. .5racer

    .5racer Senior Member
    Messages: 132

    build a set of light risers that bolt where the lights are now ,then bolt the lights on top of that. A 2" slice of a 2"x10" rectangular tube works real well. Go to a local steel or machine or fab shop and get a couple cut and drilled if you cant drill the holes.
  6. Rc2505

    Rc2505 PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,245

    Be careful putting something the whole way across to raise up the lights. It may block to much air going into your radiator.
  7. no lead

    no lead PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,308

    you have the old style light extensions. you need the new long ones.
    part # 61553 and 61552. you will need 2 of each.
  8. mmaddox

    mmaddox Member
    Messages: 57

    Re-bend the bar stock that is currently holding the lights. I have just the lights you are looking to change out to, brand new. Get to Lafayette and I would trade you.
  9. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Man if you weren't 2 hours away I would do that! lol
  10. FrFtr28

    FrFtr28 Member
    Messages: 39

    I sent you a PM.
  11. JohnnyU

    JohnnyU 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,040

    I have a set of the taller light extensions sitting in my garage (I think). I'll sell them to you for $50 plus shipping over to you. PM me if you're interested.
  12. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions, I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet,
  13. mayhem

    mayhem PlowSite.com Addict
    from Peru MA
    Messages: 1,016

    Ship your old ones to him and cover the return postage. Done.
  14. ProSeasons

    ProSeasons Senior Member
    Messages: 624

  15. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    Good idea.
    I can't sell them until I get different ones. I don't think they're worth much, a couple of the threaded tabs for the screws are broken and I had to run a new wire to an external ground because they weren't getting ground connection as they were. Probably due to rust. And yeah those are the exact lights I want, lol. I have an old amber can light for the roof, I just need to find a magnet to use to attach it. I would like to have the body restored and painted the factory green with two tone like it is now and have my dad hand letter my business name on the doors. He used to do that for extra cash back in the day.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2010
  16. mmaddox

    mmaddox Member
    Messages: 57

    Those are exactly what I have. Didn't realize your's were in all that poor of shape. Have been known to put aircraft landing lights on the lamps.
  17. Rusty Silence

    Rusty Silence Senior Member
    Messages: 140

    I didn't realize it either until Sunday when I hooked them up and got them working. Apparently the previous owner simply disconnected the light wiring when they stopped working (I thought they had just never hooked them up). Oh well, the important thing is that I now have working plow lights, I'll worry about aesthetics in the (hopefully not so distant) future.
  18. cubanb343

    cubanb343 Senior Member
    from ERIE
    Messages: 637

    a 3 inch piece of steel won't block any more air to your radiator than an 8 foot plow will