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Old 06-16-2019, 08:15 PM   #1
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Default 36 Car Headlight buckets

My clips at the bottom have broken off on both buckets. Just wondering if anyone has a good repair for this. Iíve searched the board and canít seem to find this question before. I doubt Iím the first one this has happened to. I was thinking of using small diameter short screws and a nut run up tightly to the bottom of the bucket. Iíd hate to do that if someone has a better suggestion. Thanks!
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Old 06-16-2019, 09:41 PM   #2
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Try looking in the model A parts places like Brattons,Snyders
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Old 06-17-2019, 03:12 AM   #4
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You might have to make them.Here is a pic of a '35 head light bucket.You can see that they are riveted.
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Default Re: 36 Car Headlight buckets

Does this help?
This is Bob Drake, but others carry them.
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:02 PM   #6
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Thanks, everyone. I ordered the ones from Bratton last night. Hopefully they’ll work. Otherwise, I’ll make something to hold it.
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Old 06-18-2019, 05:08 PM   #7
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Just to clarify the Drake kit shown is for the latch on the headlight trim ring and not the head light bucket itself.
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Old 06-18-2019, 08:12 PM   #8
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The Bratton clip should do the trick with a few holes drilled for rivets
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:24 AM   #9
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Crabby...If fixing yours doesn't work out for some reason, Dennis Carpenter has quite a few 36 passenger buckets in their NOS department. There are a few 40/41 seal beam buckets mixed in with the bunch, on the shelf. I do not believe that they are NOS, but they all appeared to be good buckets when I looked through them in April.
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