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Old 11-03-2019, 06:54 PM   #1
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Default Headlight bar rubber gaskets

Hi Fellow Model A Drivers,

i have just replaced the rubber gaskets beneath my headlight bars because they were stretched out and looked horrible.
Unfortunately when i tightened the nuts up after fitting the new ones, they are just as stretched out as the old ones!
I guess i have over tightened them, but i presumed a structural bracket like that would have to be pretty tight??

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Old 11-03-2019, 07:08 PM   #2
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They did not originally have the rubber pads.


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Old 11-03-2019, 07:19 PM   #3
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I recently saw and listing for two types of rubber pads. One style had the extended ridge that surroounde the light bar "pad" The second style rubber pad was "hidden'. I think it was Berts catalog. kp
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No rubber! Helps with grounding!
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:06 PM   #5
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Grounding will still be thru the bolt and lock washer. You can't ground thru two painted surfaces, fender and light bar even if there was no paint on the light bar.
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Default Re: Headlight bar rubber gaskets

I like the ones with the bead around the outer edge.

I have found that there are a couple of different 'sizes' made and sold by the vendors. I had to buy a couple of different ones to find a set that fit my light bar. I got them from Bert's (Part #A13123BL). This is for a 30/31. I believe the 28/29 are different?
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:17 AM   #7
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The key to what your doing is the fit of the fender brkt. the fender and the headlight bar. If everything is nice and flush it won't push the gasket out.
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Old 11-04-2019, 02:58 PM   #8
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I cut out the required shape from an old discarded pair of Kiwi (Red Band) gumboots and it worked really well. The fabric backing prevents distortion.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:16 PM   #9
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i stop using the rubber on the head light bar years ago. they were not there originally so why would you install them. they all look tacky after time.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:53 AM   #10
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What part of the country are you from Mad Mac??
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Old 11-07-2019, 12:24 PM   #11
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Berts spells it out which to use.
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