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Unread 07-13-2013, 08:50 PM   #31
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I used a tap and cut threads and put bolts in my headlight adjustment sleeves

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Unread 07-14-2013, 07:05 AM   #32
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Unread 07-14-2013, 07:20 AM   #33
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I love this forum :-) I had this same issue come up last week on my CJ. I had no idea what kind of part that was that broke. Thanks everyone for posting about this, i just ordered parts from the ebay link :-)
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Unread 07-14-2013, 11:30 AM   #34
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I had several of the plastic adjusters that were stripped out.... and one was actually cracked as well.

Used zipties to fix...

On the cracked one I glued it back together and then put a ziptie around the perimeter for strength.

On the ones that were stripped out. I used the smallest little 3" zipties I could find. Run one ziptie down through the center... out the back... and then up to the front again. Tighten is down. The ziptie gives the screw a new surface to bite into... just like it was threaded. Now the screws fit tighter and adjust perfectly. Large zipties wont work because the are too thick.

Since I am dealing with 34yr old plastic, I went ahead and put zipties around all of the perimeters for strength... to hopefully prevent future issues.

Simple and takes only a few minutes to do.
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Unread 07-14-2013, 11:46 AM   #35
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I had several of the plastic adjusters that were stripped out.... and one was actually cracked as well.

Used zipties to fix...

On the cracked one I glued it back together and then put a ziptie around the perimeter for strength.

On the ones that were stripped out. I used the smallest little 3" zipties I could find. Run one ziptie down through the center... out the back... and then up to the front again. Tighten is down. The ziptie gives the screw a new surface to bite into... just like it was threaded. Now the screws fit tighter and adjust perfectly. Large zipties wont work because the are too thick.

Since I am dealing with 34yr old plastic, I went ahead and put zipties around all of the perimeters for strength... to hopefully prevent future issues.

Simple and takes only a few minutes to do.
Kinda like what we did at Blue Bird when we would strip a screw hole out. Put a piece of welding wire (.035) in the hole to tighten it up.
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