Trouble mounting Marchal fog lights

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  1. Stan

    Stan Well-Known Member Site Donor

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    I bought a set of lights from Enoz. When I tried to mount them I found they could not be made tight enough to keep the lamp in place. Look at the first pic: A is a cup shaped thick metal washer and B is where the pivot point is. Right in between you can barely see a square protrusion that prevents the cup washer from snugging up to the pivot point. Pic 2 shows that squared off area better. I think this is missing a piece. The fog lights are useless if I cannot mount them.
    Ideas? Should Enoz take them back?

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    Your Marchal lights are somewhat different than the set I just got from Enzo, but I'll post some photos showing the parts in the right order which securest lights well. If you know someone with a lathe they should be able to make up a couple parts with a hole bigger than that "square" and tighten them right up~ P8100586.JPG P8100587.JPG P8100588.JPG
     
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    Hi Stan,

    I see your issue now. I think he should take them back if it comes to that. Before either of you going through that, you should see if you can find a good countersunk washer that clears the squared off piece. Measure the diameter of the bolt and convert to inches. Do the same with the squared off section. Take a look at grainger (or bellmetric using mm) to see what you can find.

    Here are grainger countersunk washers. You want a solid washer, not the hollow ones used for light duty trim work. You want the washer to clear the shoulder on that bolt. You can also look up spherical washers.

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    From the look of it I suggest you have the wrong "A" washer!
     
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    Enoz found the correct piece and is sending today!
    I can't wait to receive them.
    Looking into getting replacement seals for between the chrome housing and the glass lens
     
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    I’m not surprised, he’s a pro!
     

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