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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2009, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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1968 Mustang Headlight Bucket Removal

I am removing my fenders and I am stuck at the point of finding a way to access that inner most top bolt that holds the headlight bucket to the fender. Some have said you can get to it under the fender well but I see no clean path. Some have taken off the fenders with the buckets attached. Am I needing to remove some things under the fender well towards the top front to gain access?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2009, 02:54 PM
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There are only three or four bolts holding the bucket to the fender apron, its easier to remove the fender and bucket as one piece and then remove the bucket. There are three nuts up inside the fender that hold the bucket to the fender.

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I have a bolt on the lower outside end that was easy to get to, one on the top inner (hard) and the rest right below where the grill was. I think I will go with your suggestion, sounds the easiest, thankyou
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This may help you see where the bolt holes are


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Great, that helps and I do believe the previous owner did not even attach some of those which explains my drooping buckets. I will take it off as one peice and fix all that
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-11-2009, 03:34 PM
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You have to be a contortionist to reach that bolt.

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!/4 inch ratchet and long extension and swivel socket. The reason the bucket may be drooping is because the studs are steel and the bucket is aluminum, over the years these studs either get broken off by someone removing them and they are seized and break.
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