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Author Topic: '67 Headlight Bucket Grommets, anyone reproducing them?  (Read 2493 times)
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« on: January 19, 2016, 04:19:33 PM »

Does anyone know where the large grommets found on the back of the headlight buckets were original sourced from?  Is anyone currently reproducing them? (I know this has been asked about 4 years ago, but perhaps now someone is making them.)



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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2016, 10:56:05 PM »

 
Does anyone know where the large grommets found on the back of the headlight buckets were original sourced from?  Is anyone currently reproducing them? (I know this has been asked about 4 years ago, but perhaps now someone is making them.)
Popcorn . Sounds like a good project .

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« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2016, 07:59:28 AM »

The '67 Headlight buckets were sourced from Ford trucks at the time.  the grommets should be listed in the parts list as I remember.

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« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2016, 08:25:46 AM »

The '67 Headlight buckets were sourced from Ford trucks at the time.  the grommets should be listed in the parts list as I remember.
The buckets were typical on many early 60's full size cars. FYI the grommet has nothing to do with where the bucket came from because a oversize hole was cut into them at SA and a DIFFERENT larger grommet installed.

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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2016, 08:39:47 AM »

Something to do if you are missing some original big grommets but not all of them is to relocate the missing ones bucket to a outboard position so that it will not be noticed as much. FYI the high beam and low beam bucket "dish" ( part that holds the bulbs) are different between high and low beam.The Bulbs which have different notches will not seat correctly if mixed up.

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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2016, 07:38:42 AM »

So you are saying  SA cut holes in all those buckets, hmmmm.  then perhaps  they are common and  can be found catalogs like Grangers, etc.  what do you think,  Bob ole' boy.

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« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2016, 09:05:29 AM »

Not in Granger, McMaster-car, or MSC catalogs.

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« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2016, 10:34:52 AM »

So you are saying  SA cut holes in all those buckets, hmmmm.  then perhaps  they are common and  can be found catalogs like Grangers, etc.  what do you think,  Bob ole' boy.
i wish I had a answer for you. Not holding back. Seen some similar in the yellow  servilite boxs at hardware stores.

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« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2016, 12:42:36 PM »

It's one of those questions that you hope one of the original line workers would remember.  More likely, it's lost to time.

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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2016, 01:08:32 PM »

It's one of those questions that you hope one of the original line workers would remember.  More likely, it's lost to time.
Keep in mind that the line workers were younger lower paid employees. Not the engineers that came up with the part. This was a trivial part as parts go in relation to the finished product and most likely if the worker that installed it was to remember installing it he wouldn't have known where it was sourced. It would be a good project for someone to make again. Randy Sizemore made some once.

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« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2016, 08:50:15 AM »

  I did what Bob was suggesting.  Moved the outter grommets to the center lights as you can at least see them.
   I believe there might be something close in the Steele Rubber products website.  But, they are flat and need to be glued on.
  Funny how cetain parts just grow legs and walk off.

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« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2016, 12:30:26 AM »

Gentlemen,

I am looking into the feasibility of having them reproduced.  I will keep you all informed in case any of you are interested.  I have all of my original ones. But as expected, after almost 50 years there is some rubber deterioration.

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2016, 06:52:00 AM »

Don't know the exact dimension of the hole, but this seller has several large sizes that look like they may work: Just need a hole in the center.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-Rubber-Plugs-Solid-Grommet-1-3-8-Diameter-Rubber-Grommets-Without-Hole-/261833973405

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« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2016, 07:06:18 AM »

Diameter is too small.

I'm working on this currently.

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« Reply #14 on: January 23, 2016, 07:16:07 AM »

Looks like he has up to 1 7/8"   -  is this too small?     

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