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headlight mounting stud...
andrewjs18 Offline
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#1
...appears to be missing on my spare headlight that I'm going to use in my TC. can they be replaced/repaired?

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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Get a threaded rod or long bolt with the correct diameter / thread and a nut that fits the bolt / rod. Clean out the hole the best to can with brake cleaner, etc. Cut the head off the bolt or cut the rod to the correct length, and screw it into the boss the best you can using JB Weld in the hole and on the cut off bolt / rod threads. I have made a number of repairs like this and the repairs have never failed.
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andrewjs18 Offline
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#3
thanks, Jeff K. I think Vinny might have a stud he's going to send me.
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MN88TurboCoupe Offline
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#4
The part that goes into the plastic is like a machine screw while the other end is your standard bolt thread. Cut the head of a machine screw and weld to the matching bolt size.
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andrewjs18 Offline
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(03-30-2019, 11:56 PM)MN88TurboCoupe Wrote: The part that goes into the plastic is like a machine screw while the other end is your standard bolt thread.  Cut the head of a machine screw and weld to the matching bolt size.

I have a stud coming my way.
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andrewjs18 Offline
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#6
used this epoxy when reinstalling the stud and it worked like a charm!

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anasazi4st Offline
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(07-12-2019, 07:35 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote: used this epoxy when reinstalling the stud and it worked like a charm!

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Yeah overall Gorilla Glue is great stuff. I’ve used the Super Glue, Epoxy, original and the Clear Grip (like GOOP). It all seems to work very well. They also make something like J B Weld, I have some but haven’t tried it yet.
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