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Old 07-17-2019, 04:32 PM   #1
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Default 140 headlight bucket compatibility

Simple question: are early (1968) headlight buckets the same as late (1973) ones? From photos, they look identical. I'm swapping a later grill onto my '68 and I'm not sure if I need to get the headlight buckets.

I'm looking at you, Redwood Chair, Planetman, etc...
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Old 07-17-2019, 04:52 PM   #2
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There's an early headlight bucket setup that uses a one piece metal bulb retainer that looks like this but it updates to the late style with 3 plastic clips that was used on all later 140's.

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There's an early headlight bucket setup that uses a one piece metal bulb retainer that looks like this but it updates to the late style with 3 plastic clips that was used on all later 140's.
Ok, I think I have the early ones. It's got that piece in your photo, which attaches with three nuts.

Any idea whether I could use the early buckets with a later grill? I would think they'd all be the same, dimensionally.
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The early setup updates to the late one so you should be able to use either one. The adjusting screws are even the same.
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Old 07-17-2019, 06:08 PM   #5
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I'm swapping a later grill onto my '68 and I'm not sure if I need to get the headlight buckets.
But why?
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The early setup updates to the late one so you should be able to use either one. The adjusting screws are even the same.
Perfect, thanks.
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But why?
Sick of the silver grill, and I like the way that later one looks without the big turn signals on the sides.
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Sick of the silver grill, and I like the way that later one looks without the big turn signals on the sides.
I agree with you!
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