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Old 20th July 2009, 12:38 PM
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Bonzo, trying to get my chassis ready for painting but cant decide where headlamp brackets go, how did you decide how far out your`s stuck?


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Old 20th July 2009, 01:01 PM
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Hi Dennis

The book states to suit lights & as I do not as yet have them, I decided to err on the side of caution

Much easier to cut a small amount off rather than try to add a piece in.

I made the oval tube & cut it to 120mm

Having an offcut of 47mm od pipe this was used

I ended up with an overall length of 167mm

Having fitted the front roadwheels 15" X 195 & turning lock to lock, plenty of clearance for a 6" or 7" headlamp unit.

I hope this is of some help to you
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Old 20th July 2009, 01:05 PM
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That`s great, I will follow your lead, off to the garage I go!
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Old 20th July 2009, 01:26 PM
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Use a bit of flat oval welded to top rail where the top shock mount is on the chassis...cut the oval tube to 95mm long then weld a piece of 2" diameter tube about 25" deep with a penny washer welded on top. Bolt yer lights to that and jobs a goodun as they say or simples if you are a meerkat!!!
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Old 20th July 2009, 01:28 PM
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Forgot to say cut one end of the oval tube to same angle the top rail is...think it's a 10degree cut this will have the brackets at right angle to centre line of the car.
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Old 20th July 2009, 01:38 PM
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Nice one Mark

More or less within those measurements then, About 20mm longer

Yes the angle of the cut was 10 degrees
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Old 20th July 2009, 01:42 PM
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That was from memory as been awhile since properly made one for folk but somewhere near...I gusseted the bracket to top shock mount as well.
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Old 20th July 2009, 02:20 PM
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Thanks for that, whilst you`re on Mark, did you measure the bonnet bulge for me as regards how high the bulge is and how far back it starts to rise? Dennis
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