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T bucket headlight adjustment

How does one adjust the headlights on a T bucket without having to go to a garage?

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I do mine against my garage door at night. At about 20 ft away the low beams should be about 2" lower than the center of the headlights off the ground and slightly to the right. High beams should be at the same high
t as the headlight center line
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I do mine basically as Chet describes. However, be aware that a little extra thought needs to be put in when adjusting low mounted lights like on your bucket or my pickup. I discovered that setting "2 below center position recommended by Chet resulted in some very angry oncoming motorists...evidenced by my getting the hi beam/low beam flash signal from them. I now have mine set 6" below center position and it seems to work well. Not quite as much light on the road perhaps, but at least I'm no longer blinding oncoming cars.

I'd start at Chet's recommended settings, and then adjust downward if you are getting irate motorists.

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Adjust them as suggested by shining them on your garage door or some other suitably flat vertical surface. Be advised however these early cars and T buckets require constant adjustments as they will change as you drive. Over time you will be able to "eyeball" the adjustment and get it close...at least that has been my experience.

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