Headlamp buckets


IHC in the early to mid-fifties.

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Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:21 pm

Headlamp buckets

My headlamp buckets and assemblies are shot, been looking at Chevy and Ford replacements online, has anyone done this on theirs ?

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Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:45 pm

Re: Headlamp buckets

I believe so , but keep the top clip and lower spring of the old one to keep the bezel on.

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Post Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:58 pm

Re: Headlamp buckets

On my 54 R112, I ordered buckets that were listed to fit a 1952 Chevy pickup, and they fit fine, I think there was one screw-hole I had to drill a new hole in the
grille for. As Kevin mentioned, keep the clip & spring for the bezel. I'm assuming the hole in the grille of your '56 are the same as my '54, of course.

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Post Thu Feb 13, 2020 12:11 am

Re: Headlamp buckets

I have no besels
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Post Fri Feb 14, 2020 6:51 am

Re: Headlamp buckets

This won't help with the bezels, but I've been told Mack R-series headlight buckets work:
https://www.raneystruckparts.com/mack-r-dm-u-headlight-assembly-housing-2mo46p10/

These seem a tad overpriced to me, but I haven't bought or sold headlight assemblies since I left dealership parts in 2008.
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Post Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:59 am

Re: Headlamp buckets

There was a recent YouTube video of a bus RV the guy was working on, the owner used stainless steel salad bowls from WalMart for headlight buckets.

His recent bus was using H-D motorcycle lights, really cool looking LEDs. The bus owner is Beginningthismorning on YouTube, has a ton of videos on his bus restoration and upgrade.

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Post Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:15 am

Re: Headlamp buckets

i bought 14 pairs of full assemblies with buckets, lights, adjusters, trim rings, everything off ebay in 2018. was a deal too good to be true so i ordered 4. when they actually came, i ordered 10 more pairs.

common to 47-50 chevy, jeep CJ, and 50s IH, probably more.
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