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richp
Does anyone know if I can buy headlights from a jobber
that would look somewhat original for my tractor?
All the pics I see here kinda show them mounted from inside the
frame of the grill? does this sound right?
I just did'nt want to drill holes where there are no holes.
And would these lights be mounted directly to the generator?
Thanks again guys. Pictures comming soon.

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John_RI
I got pieces of a light kit in a box when I got my landlord
5 yrs ago. The light housings had been destroyed. I picked
up a couple or lights at npap for $ 9-ea. I think they look
fine and they work great. I've got the instruction/parts for
the light kit and will put in mail if you send your address.
The lights actually mount on a bar that spans the front grill.

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John_RI
Hi John, When I bought my 64 landlord 15 years ago I didn't even know they had a light bar. So I just went to a local auto parts store like yourself and bought the rubber work lights like are used on heavy equipment ect. but are very durable. I have not been able to break one yet even going through the woods and going thru brush as they just bend out of the way I wish I could say the same for my 3212H as it has the broken original lights on it for now. Front a distance of about 10 feet they almost look original. I did have to drill a hole on each side of the grill support for the mounting of the lights as not having the light bar. I have yet come across a bar and when I do I may remount them but after 15 years of great use maybe I will just leave them alone. I also mounted one on the rear. My tractor is just like your b-10 but a Simplicity. Thanks for the information and have a great day. -->jackl<--

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Kent
Mike,

Like Jackl, I bought a pair of the black, rubber aftermarket lamps and have been well pleased with them. From a distance, they look stock enough not to appear out of place. I also didn't want to drill any more holes, so here's my "shade tree" solution....

I mounted them without drilling holes or using a light bar, by using two pieces of cadmium plated (non-rusting) "heavy-duty universal muffler strapping" on each side. (This strapping was from a universal muffler hanger kit and is about 3/4" wide and not quite 1/8" thick, with bolt holes every 3/4" or so....) My B-210 had two bolt holes already holding the chrome trim on, up near the top, some 4" to 5" apart, plus another down at the bottom of the trim.

I used both top trim holes, attaching strapping to each. I bent the top piece (carefully in my vise) to a 90 degree angle so that I could use the top trim bolt and the strap extended straight out about 6". I bent the lower piece of strap up from the next trim hole to meet the top one at about a 45-degree angle and bolted both together -- about 4" out from the tractor, also bending the lower piece so the two pieces were then sandwiched together and extended out another 2" or so, about 6" total. I mounted the light out near the end, on the doubled strap.

This description may be confusing, but it looks like a closed right triangle, which extends about 2" more at the top for the light to sit on. The bottom hole and strap braces the top one.... I could have bent the bottom strap the other way, and had it bracing the top light mount at the very end of the top strap and doubling back inside the triangle, rather than outside the triangle, but I was afraid of weakening the strap too much by bending it more than 90 degrees without heating it up with a torch first....

This may give you some ideas, at least.

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