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Old April 3rd, 2011, 08:49 PM
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Mounting Hella FF1000s to the stock bumper bar.

So, I thought I'd switch out some Hella Comet 550s that were on my truck to a newish set of FF1000s I had in the garage, but ran into problems. The bolt that fits into the bar from the Comets is smaller that the FF 1000s, so they'll not fit in the same location out of the box. The larger FF1000 bolt is the type with a square head to prevent rotation in a plastic bracket on the light. Not sure if I'll be able to find a replacement with a smaller thread.

Checking in to see how anyone has overcome this already, instead of trying to reinvent things. Suggestions?
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Old April 3rd, 2011, 10:17 PM
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I have 1000 FF Hella. I had them on my Toyota before and the bolts corroded. Need to cut them in order to retrieve the spots. After that I used normal 6 pans bolt to secure them on my 110 bull bar. I used a normal wrench as there's only enough space to use the spanner on the bolt between the spot and the bracket.. No easy nor amusing task but I haven't found any replacement square headed bolt so far...
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Old April 4th, 2011, 03:11 AM
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If you need a square headed bolt look for battery clamp bolts. You can probably find them on that rack of "Help!" parts at most chain auto parts stores.

Alternately, a bit of time with a carriage bolt and a file would result in square heads.
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