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    Posted: 01-August-2021 at 8:55AM
Question—

I know the weak point at the hook on the bottom of the bucket, and the lower leading edge.... yep, the part that breaks if the a front bumper “contact”.......

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Is there anyone that repairs these?  

Reason for asking:

I have several that have the hook area broken off...... id rather not discard if the are repairable.  Some have the edge all broken up, so they’re probably not a candidate....but like I said, I’d rather not discard if they’re repairable.  Otherwise,  it’s a shame, but they’ll go to scrap.

FWIW:  all of them have been stripped right down and I was able to build a complete undamaged pair for my project 

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Take a picture if the broken area. I made a part to fix mine. Headlight was hanging out one day. Made new headlight bearings as well. I posted pics in my project thread but have to seaech for them.
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maybe I should have said headlight HOUSING.  I’m referring to the lower ‘<‘ that the fender extension mounts at.

I’ll take a pic

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those are potmetal! can't be weldedCry
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How about JB Weld, will that adhere to it at all?
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  I have a good pair.
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