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Socket Breaker
Hi folks.

I was installing new headlight bulbs, plus a few new screws around the headlight ring because I dropped them...I will find them in the driveway next month I guess.

My question is about the headlight spring and how it is supposed to connect.

Is it supposed to come through that notch in the headlight bucket(the part the headlight lines up in) and then hook into that slot on the headlight ring(the part that secures the bulb to the bucket)?

Or... do you just hook the spring onto that slot in there on the headlight ring and call it a day?

I wound up doing each one both ways cuz I couldn't hold my tongue just right on one side.

Anyway, curious as to how it is supposed to be.



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I’ll get back to you on this. It’s late while I’m reading this and it will have to wait until tomorrow. I have pictures that explain everything.

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Socket Breaker
Thanks Lugnutz, no rush, but I'm still interested.


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Pics show rusty original parts, but the orientation of the spring is correct.
The straight end of the spring goes through the hole so the straight part is behind the plate.
The hook end is slid through the oval hole in the ring from the outside.

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Socket Breaker
Ah, ok... so the hook on the spring does go through the slot from the outside of the headlight ring.

Thanks a bunch Lugnutz, well, I got one side right at least.



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Are the springs available? Stan

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Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon and HiPo Forum
Yes, springs are available from all the usual sources. I got my set from LMC.

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Socket Breaker
Yes, I bought new springs in case I needed them while I was buying some other things from classic parts.

Various vendors have them, so find one near you, if possible.


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