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post #16 of 35 Old 10-03-2012, 11:32 AM
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Kinda digging up an old thread, but figured I would give my $.02 for a five minute fix to to this. Go to your local PepBoys, Advance, etc and get HELP! item number 42125 adjustment screw. Remove your headlight assembly and drill out the thread hole *just a little*. The bolt end of the above part number has a "nipple" that can be inserted into this slightly enlarged hole and wings that will grab around the original threaded nylon assembly. Takes literally five minutes and $5 to do.



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post #17 of 35 Old 10-03-2012, 01:59 PM
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I just got some slightly bigger and longer bolts and held a nut on the back of the bucket, screwed the bolt in, and the tension holds the nut in place allowing me to screw/unscrew just like it's supposed to be.

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post #18 of 35 Old 07-12-2013, 10:57 AM
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Headlight adjuster repair

http://www.ebay.com/itm/71-72-73-74-...item2c69cc6ba5

Don't mean to start up an old thread but I was having this problem recently and thought that they may be some of you out there that might want this option.

I have an 83 and they are identical. Hope it helps.

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post #19 of 35 Old 07-12-2013, 03:41 PM
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//www.newark-auto.com/Perfectparts.htm they have several different types of adjusters as well as other hard to find parts.
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post #20 of 35 Old 07-12-2013, 05:33 PM
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I read on here somewhere that someone used the adjusters from a Ford Pinto or Thunderbird. They were all metal and easy to install. Now if I could just find that thread.

I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring, but it can't be any worse than what I've already been through.
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post #21 of 35 Old 07-12-2013, 05:50 PM
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It's on here somewhere. I read it too. It was a 70 to 71 Ford Pinto. I only remember it because I read a couple of days ago. I don't know where you are but I wouldn't have any luck finding a 70 to 71 Pinto around here.

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OP did this get resolved? If not let me know as I may have 5or 6 pairs of buckets in my shed.I really need to inventory my crap i guess. Should do this tomorrow if i can remember.
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OP did this get resolved? If not let me know as I may have 5or 6 pairs of buckets in my shed.I really need to inventory my crap i guess. Should do this tomorrow if i can remember.
No. We zip tied them at the time. We have since purchased a CJ for the drive train and it had good buckets along with other parts.
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post #24 of 35 Old 07-13-2013, 06:53 AM
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One of my plastic adjusters on one headlight bucket was broken. Got a used bucket from junkyard for $5 and drilled out the rivet that holds the plastic piece on and transferred it to the OEM bucket and you can't tell the difference. Used the same type of rivet to hold it in place as we have them in stock where I work.

But the ones that LKCJ posted from ebay is a better choice than going through the hassle of acquiring a donor bucket IMHO.




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It's on here somewhere. I read it too. It was a 70 to 71 Ford Pinto. I only remember it because I read a couple of days ago. I don't know where you are but I wouldn't have any luck finding a 70 to 71 Pinto around here.
In that post there was a link to a place to buy new ones. The thing I liked most about them was they were all metal. No plastic to get wethered and break. These are similar and might need a little modification. http://www.summitracing.com/parts/rn...FVMV7AodryIACg

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/71-72-73-74-...item2c69cc6ba5

Don't mean to start up an old thread but I was having this problem recently and thought that they may be some of you out there that might want this option.

I have an 83 and they are identical. Hope it helps.

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I appreciate you bringing this back up. I was dealing with this exact issue last weekend, and tried a nut and bolt, which made it impossible to adjust. I ordered your suggested parts and will see if that will work. Thanks!
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I appreciate you bringing this back up. I was dealing with this exact issue last weekend, and tried a nut and bolt, which made it impossible to adjust. I ordered your suggested parts and will see if that will work. Thanks!
Were they $6.99 each or was that $6.99 for a set of 4? We have 3 CJ's and 1 for parts, so at some point I'll be needing some.
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Were they $6.99 each or was that $6.99 for a set of 4? We have 3 CJ's and 1 for parts, so at some point I'll be needing some.
The picture showed four for $6.99. The description didn't include the QTY, but expectation is certainly four. The ad said it was a 'kit' so I imagine the quantity is four since each vehicle has four. We'll see...
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post #29 of 35 Old 07-13-2013, 07:25 PM
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I bought them a couple years ago and it was a set of 4.
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post #30 of 35 Old 07-13-2013, 08:22 PM
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Hello Keith, I noticed your nice shiny red grill. I took a trip through your rebuild the other day and "wow" what an awesome job you did. I'm glad it didn't take me four years to read through all of it. I would appreciate having the opportunity to pick your brain from time to time here in the near future. I plan on starting mine in the next couple of weeks.

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