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Offline tvtommy

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Headlight Buckets LH/RH?
« on: June 18, 2017, 12:47:22 AM »
Thanks for reading...

When I'm seeing the RH/LH stampings on headlight adjustment buckets, does that reference while standing in front of the car? or while seated inside it?

Thanks in advance!

Tommy
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Offline ruppstang

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Re: Headlight Buckets LH/RH?
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2017, 01:01:38 AM »
The RH is the passenger side and LH the driver side.

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Re: Headlight Buckets LH/RH?
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2017, 07:46:08 AM »
The RH is the passenger side and LH the driver side.
For standard left-hand drive designs.  The aussies are always confusing folks.

Offline tvtommy

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Re: Headlight Buckets LH/RH?
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2017, 08:15:31 AM »
Ok,

Here's why I ask, the bucket in my '67 has the bulb tab recesses skewed about 40 degrees counter clockwise.

I thought it might be a stamping error, or a production flaw.

Has anyone else heard of this?
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Re: Headlight Buckets LH/RH?
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2017, 07:01:27 PM »
Mystery solved, the headlight bowl has a production error, the "correct" one has the bulb tabs where they should be.
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Re: Headlight Buckets LH/RH?
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2017, 07:28:13 PM »
Mystery solved, the headlight bowl has a production error, the "correct" one has the bulb tabs where they should be.

Sort of what I figured. The BULB is the same across all ford products for many years but the BUCKET is unique to different applications, say Ford used 3-4 different configurations where the adjusters are used.  No doubt it was a replacement bucket at some juncture.
Richard Urch

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2005 (04/05) GT Premium Convertible, Windveil Blue, Parchment Top w/Med. Parchment interior,  Roush Body Appointments

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Re: Headlight Buckets LH/RH?
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2017, 07:34:53 PM »
Yes, it was installed by a previous owner.

The part number says it's for the left side, but is stamped RH as well.

A bad after market part.

$20 replacement on the way, now I can aim the headlights. 😉
'67 Lime Gold Coupe - Rescued in 2006
'65 Wimbledon White Convertible