In Reply to: 8N hood and doglegs posted by Zman on January 24, 2021 at 13:56:27:
Punchouts intact are not all 'rare'. Lighting kits were never installed on the N-Series Tractor on the Ford Rouge and Highland Park Assembly lines. Lighting kits were only available at a Ford Tractor dealer and sold as an optional accessory. Lights could be fastened at the dealer (at extra cost) or purchased outright and installed by the owner. Kits included 2 headlights; 1 Taillight; two fender brackets; Switch; All Hardware; and wiring to front and back, one side. The 8N-15500 Implement Lamp was released in 1949 and was not included in the kit, only sold separately. Early N's used the Left & Right "winged medallion" external mounting brackets, '39 thru '49. The mid-8N modified the lights to use a plain rounded cup mount eliminating costs by having a speared Left and Right bracket. Both headlights need a mounting backing plate to affix to. To install, use a punch to snap off the punchouts on steel doglegs. See your MPC.