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If anyone has a HL-5 Headlight setup on their Wheel Horse I would appreciate some help on getting the dimensions of the u-shaped pipe/tubing that the headlights attach to.

I decided that I can make a couple sets for our Lawn Rangers by using conduit and steel plate. I have some chrome headlights that will work with no probelm to the tubing.

The location of the muffler/exhaust on the tractor suggest the length of the tubing and angle has to be under ten inches to avoid any problem being close to the heat of the muffler and exhaust pipe.

Any help with this information would be appreciated.

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dclarke

hope this helps.DSC00368.jpgDSC00369.jpgDSC00371.jpgDSC00372.jpgthe bracket is 5/8 diameter and it measures right at 10 inches inside to inside at the top, kind of hard to tell from the picture.

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formariz

This would be it for the bar.This should fit inside bracket.

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TT

The OEM HL-5 headlight bracket is solid round stock, not tubing, and is "stamped" flat at the mounting area.

I'm thinking the right side upright is slightly shorter than the left side, and (if I remember correctly) is not bent quite as tight (leans out a little more at the top) for exhaust clearance.

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formariz

Correct TT. Although all originals I have vary from one to another (perhaps they were modified over the years to suit different tractors), one if needed can just bend one out slightly more if needed for clearance.Or just reduce the height on one leg.

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Lane Ranger

Thanks to all on providing this great response to this request!

I appreaciate it and the photo/measurements help a lot!

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RedRanger

What is the diameter of the round stock to make these?  1/2"?  3/4"?

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JPWH

5/8 solid stock fits in 1/2 emt conduit. You may have to ream tubing with a 5/8 drill bit or sand round stock for a slightly looser fit.

Hank

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RedRanger
14 hours ago, Hank01 said:

5/8 solid stock fits in 1/2 emt conduit. You may have to ream tubing with a 5/8 drill bit or sand round stock for a slightly looser fit.

Hank

Thanks Hank.

I've got a pair of PMCO lights and NOS switch, just need to make the bracket.  Will pick up 2 foot of 5/8 stock.

 

What would the conduit be for?

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JPWH

If I can find the lights I'm looking for I am going to use tubing to run the wires through.

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craftsmanmowerfreak

dug this back up because i am interested in making this bracket. 

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hcminis

bringing this one back for some info.  What is the tap size needed for both holes the lights mount to?

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