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1947 3800 panel headlight adjustment springs
#1116290 Wed Jul 29 2015 07:19 PM
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Les_S Offline OP
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Hi all,
I'm starting to see if I can get my lights going again. I pulled the headlights and the inner buckets connect to the two adjustment screws like the should but I found one funky shaped spring in each bucket which I'm sure is the adjustment spring but I have no idea how it connects. Each has a hook on one end and appears to be bent in a circle on the other end like a screw is supposed to go in there. Also, I looked at the online manual and if I'm understanding it correctly there should be 4 such springs for each inner bucket.
Any explanation or pictures would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance,
Les

Re: 1947 3800 panel headlight adjustment springs
Les_S #1116377 Thu Jul 30 2015 03:01 AM
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Les, your one ton may be different and its an earlier year. My 52 panel has only one of those springs. The end with the "round eye" is used to pop rivet the sprint to the bucket and the "hook" end attaches to the headlight retaining ring. This is from memory so someone correct me if I'm wrong.

..oh, can't remember where but I was able to buy new springs to replace the ones on mine were rusted and broken.


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Re: 1947 3800 panel headlight adjustment springs
Les_S #1116455 Thu Jul 30 2015 04:16 PM
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Achipmunk,you are right on the money! I dug a little deeper and found that the heads broke off of the original brass rivets. I didn't see that earlier because they broke off flush with the can. I also misread the online manual. The 4 springs they were talking about are the springs that hold the gasket in the headlamp door.
Thanks again!
Les


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