Headlamp “crown”

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PeeWee
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Headlamp “crown”

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The “crown” in my headlamp misses the two front points for putting the ignition switch plate on.
I totally have overseen that ,and by now the headlamp is already painted so pointwelding is a no go.
Is there a way to repair the crown points or do I have to remove the old crown by dremel or mini-saw.
I already bought a new crown, but if there is a way to repair the old one ,please tell me
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MikeL46
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Re: Headlamp “crown”

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While gas welding will probably cause paint problems, a bit of Mig welding should not affect the paint. A spot welder would be even better if you can get the arms in there.

Mike
67 R50/2 w/R100 engine/trans and Ural Sidecar
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Tommy Byrnes
54 R51/3 55 R50/Velorex 560 sidecar 64 R27 68 R69US 75 R75/6
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PeeWee
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Re: Headlamp “crown”

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I have solved the problem.
I dremel-ed off the broken “points” , dremel-ed off two of the points from the new crown.
Then I bonded then on the old crown with special metal glue, wich I’ve used before and proved its quality.

The ignition plate fits like a glove .
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wa1nca
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Re: Headlamp “crown”

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Looks good
I had 2 broken tabs on m r50
Emlarged the 2 slotted holes, cleaned broken tabs and used JB weld, about 20 years ago
still working well
tommy
Tommy Byrnes
54 R51/3 55 R50/Velorex 560 sidecar 64 R27 68 R69US 75 R75/6
Ashfield, Ma
USA

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