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Finned headlight rings
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Mark Stivers
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For those of you familiar with the finned headlight rings. Is there a source for the metal tabs that go on the fender for the top screw of the headlight ring ? Looking at fabricating my own but, if there is a source for them, that would be ideal.....TIA

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Posted on: 5/9 14:23
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Re: Finned headlight rings
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If it's part of the fender, I don't know of any. But one may adapt something that's out there. Depends how much is left what route to go. You may be able to use a clip or J nut or something available, if there's enough metal left and clearance.
Grafting from a spare fender is the best option. You can weld a screw nut on or use a small weld nut, if can get that small. There's also those crimp nuts that might work but you need the tool and room to get it in.

Posted on: 5/9 19:59
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Re: Finned headlight rings
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It’s just a bit of steel that attaches to the fender with a couple screws and helps support the heavy rims. I have two 1954 Patricians so if photos would help, I would be happy to supply them when I’m at my shop in a couple days. Since they are one year, senior only, I doubt anyone is reproducing them but maybe Max Merritt has NOS.

Posted on: 5/9 21:21
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Re: Finned headlight rings
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Thank you for the inputs and recommendations for the finned headlight rings. I have some ideas in mind. Will update as I progress....

HotRod

Posted on: 5/10 6:54
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Hi Don, I would like to see how the senior headlight chrome ring with fin is attached too. Please post the pictures. Thanks.

Posted on: 5/10 13:42
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1953 Packard Clipper Custom Touring Sedan
1955 Dodge Custom Royal Lancer Tri-tone
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Re: Finned headlight rings
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Will do! Heading to Oregon tomorrow morning and it will take a couple days to get settled in so in case you haven’t heard by Friday or so, just drop a PM with a reminder! It is likely I even have a pair of spares from the parts car but whether I can find them or not is another matter unless they’re still attached.

Posted on: 5/10 13:49
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Re: Finned headlight rings
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Here at my shop now and this is what the little brackets look like. It's a bit more involved than I had originally thought!

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Posted on: 5/11 20:53
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Re: Finned headlight rings
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Thank you ! Those pics are exactly what I needed... Being a retired aircraft mechanic, I can easily fabricate those with no problem. My plan is to JB Weld them to the fenders instead of drilling holes.

HotRod

Posted on: 5/12 8:29
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Re: Finned headlight rings
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Glad to help and I may even have a spare pair but if you're able to make your own, all the better!

Posted on: 5/12 13:02
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Re: Finned headlight rings
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Thank you for the offer Sir ! I think I'm good fabricating a set.

HotRod

Posted on: 5/12 16:31
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