I was trying to free the old light socket bulb from my one headlamp housing when the shell that holds the socket cam out. It looks as if 4 little dimples held the socket housing in the headlamp housing. So my question is, how should I reattach these to make a solid piece again? See the pics below, as you can see, I split the metal on the headlamp housing when it all came apart.
Chad, there is enough contact area between the socket and the lamp body that soft solder would be ok. Note, I wrote SOLDer, not sodder!!Ha Ha.
Allan from down under.
Unless you are determined to fix what you have, I would suggest you put an ad on the MTFCA classifieds and get another headlight.
Wire brush every thing really good and solder it back in place. Just did this yesterday and it worked great.
Chad - Allan's right. I've fixed them exactly as he described - no issues. You can save it.
My other idea tonight was to spot weld it from the inside. I'll clean it up and try the solder first I think.
Ted, finding another one would be foolish for this doodlebug. No need to put something TOO nice on it.
While you are at it, if you are going to install new bulbs you might want to turn that sleeve 90 degrees as the new bulbs have the filiments oriented wrong. you will also have to re drill the focus screw hole but you will have better head lights. KGB