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Old 02-21-2012, 09:51 AM
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Headlight rings

Those of you who have converted to a Rhino grille, I am just curious as to what you did to secure your headlight ring.
if you have pictures feel free to post them too.
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Old 02-21-2012, 09:55 AM
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I bought my whole setup from a guy on here but I don't know which headlights they are but they bolted to the bucket and to the trim ring. There was a slot to slide the top into and one screw at the bottom. I don't have a close up pic of it or I would post it. I will take one when I get home if no one has by then.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:04 AM
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My buckets came from a '63. There is a slot on the top that slides down on a raised edge. It is then secured in place with a screw on the bottom.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:22 PM
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Yep. They're the same buckets/bezels as the CJs, if memory serves the bucket has sort of a raised bump or tab at the top that the bezel "hangs" on then a single screw at the bottom secures it.
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:22 PM
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You just need the older style headlight buckets that have the attaching screw holes and some have tabs. At least that is how mine work.

Think CJ's and even Ramblers used the same buckets.
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You can go to the hardware store buy a couple of 90* brackets & bend them a little more than 90* install it @ 12 o'clok then get some 3 inch phillips head sheet metal screws. Grind down th eheads to fit properly. Put the rim on using the bent 90* bracket to hold the top take a punch mark the bottom & remove drill a hole to thread the sheetmetal screw. Start & tighten it down. That's how mine are done. Or buy cj Buckets.
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Old 02-23-2012, 10:57 AM
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You can go to the hardware store buy a couple of 90* brackets & bend them a little more than 90* install it @ 12 o'clok then get some 3 inch phillips head sheet metal screws. Grind down th eheads to fit properly. Put the rim on using the bent 90* bracket to hold the top take a punch mark the bottom & remove drill a hole to thread the sheetmetal screw. Start & tighten it down. That's how mine are done. Or buy cj Buckets.

what do you mean by 90 degree brackets?
I was thinking about making them, but I would like to see your set up.
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Old 02-23-2012, 11:06 AM
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He may be saying to take the 90 deg. bracket and form a J out of it. Of course it would all be 90 deg. angles. The bottom of the J would form the lip that the ring would sit on. Hey, I'm just guessing.
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what do you mean by 90 degree brackets?
I was thinking about making them, but I would like to see your set up.

SLD is sort of correct. I went into the hardware section & they have these little 90 degree (About 1" x 1") shelf brackets with a 1/8" or somwhere's close hole on each side for mounting. I took them & bent them about another 30 degrees to make almost a U out of it. I used one of the holes ( On the bracket) & a self tapping screw & mounted it in the 12 oclock position on the headlight opening. the I put the ring over the area where the ring bracket on the rim fit where the clip on it latches onto the bracket. once I got it to fit by bending the bracket to fit well I took a punch & marked where the single hole on the bottom of the rim lines up with the body. then I removed the rime & drilled a small hole & ran a modified phillips head screw into the hole I drilled to hole th erim on it looks factory. The Modified Phillips head screw was one I picked up at the hardware srore aolso. It was 2 1/2" & I ground the head down smaller to fit the headlight rim better. it has been on th eCherk for 2 years no problem. the rim will not cover the entire opening unless you have added onto it to ensure it covers. you can get it close. if you work on it.

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