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Alfa02 10-17-2021 09:24 AM

I like it Glen, Oh, and the other reason I'm answering you, I wanted to be the 400th post. ;) My car will here tomorrow from Az. I need to show you guys the wrap that was done, Brent wants to see a Cobra "Shed it's Skin" I'll have pictures ;) More than likely upside down :) Just for you Cheers My Friend, Tom.

xb-60 10-17-2021 04:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Alfa02 (Post 1498245)
I like it Glen, Oh, and the other reason I'm answering you, I wanted to be the 400th post. ;) My car will here tomorrow from Az. I need to show you guys the wrap that was done, Brent wants to see a Cobra "Shed it's Skin" I'll have pictures ;) More than likely upside down :) Just for you Cheers My Friend, Tom.

Tom, you must be slow at typing .... Tim (tkb) beat you to it by 54 minutes.

Looking forward to seeing pictures of your latest acquisition.

Cheers,
Glen

xb-60 10-17-2021 05:03 PM

Patrick and Tim,
I wanted something that would look like itís meant to be there (of course). It is actually a Ď60s Land Rover part.
Iím thinking that the light could mount on a bracket attached to the left leg of the roll-over bar, so I need to make the bracket look like it should be there as well.

Cheers!
Glen

patrickt 10-17-2021 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by xb-60 (Post 1498266)
Patrick and Tim,
I wanted something that would look like itís meant to be there (of course). It is actually a Ď60s Land Rover part.
Iím thinking that the light could mount on a bracket attached to the left leg of the roll-over bar, so I need to make the bracket look like it should be there as well.

Cheers!
Glen

OK, remember you can always do what I did.;)

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...kelight001.jpg

Gaz64 10-17-2021 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by patrickt (Post 1498268)
OK, remember you can always do what I did.;)

http://www.clubcobra.com/photopost/d...kelight001.jpg

That is by far, the prettiest, least obtrusive, and most functional additional high mount 3rd brake light I have seen on a Cobra.
Certainly doesn't look like an "add-on", and it won't hit you in the back of the head.

Gary

patrickt 10-17-2021 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Gaz64 (Post 1498270)
That is by far, the prettiest, least obtrusive, and most functional additional high mount 3rd brake light I have seen on a Cobra.
Certainly doesn't look like an "add-on", and it won't hit you in the back of the head.

Gary

And this is how I did it. http://www.clubcobra.com/forums/all-...as-runner.html

xb-60 10-18-2021 05:36 PM

How bright is it, Patrick?

From the SD website .... "Recommended for use as auxiliary lighting only, not DOT legal to use as brake lights and/or turn signals"

Cheers,
Glen

patrickt 10-18-2021 06:02 PM

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Originally Posted by xb-60 (Post 1498300)
How bright is it, Patrick?

From the SD website .... "Recommended for use as auxiliary lighting only, not DOT legal to use as brake lights and/or turn signals"

Cheers,
Glen

Mucho brighto. Brighter than I am, that's for sure.:p And I don't think my Lucas rectangular lights are DOT. Nobody is going to look for a DOT sticker on that third brake light and, if they are, you could print one out on your computer.:cool:

patrickt 10-18-2021 06:09 PM

You can buy DOT Approved stickers off Amazon.:cool: https://www.amazon.com/Approved-Moto...a-727514523999



https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/...CCtBL._AC_.jpg

xb-60 10-19-2021 12:45 AM

Patrick - I notice you said "you can buy DOT approved stickers..." not "I bought DOT Approved stickers..." :D

patrickt 10-19-2021 07:37 AM

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Originally Posted by xb-60 (Post 1498311)
Patrick - I notice you said "you can buy DOT approved stickers..." not "I bought DOT Approved stickers..." :D

Uhhh, between my light and your proposed light, I think the deaf, dumb and blind DOT inspector will pass mine first.:p

xb-60 10-19-2021 03:45 PM

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Originally Posted by patrickt (Post 1498315)
Uhhh, between my light and your proposed light, I think the deaf, dumb and blind DOT inspector will pass mine first.:p

OK, I do live in "the colonies", but our registration inspectors are definitely not deaf, dumb and blind.
Maybe two out of three ..... but not all three :rolleyes:

Cheers!
Glen

xb-60 10-19-2021 11:08 PM

3 Attachment(s)
So, back to the steering lock.
It's now fitted, along with the accompanying chopper plate. All clears nicely and works well.

Attachment 36605



It seemed a bit lazy (and probably hazardous?) to leave it exposed, so I covered a PVC container with dash leather to make it look a bit more loved, then fitted that.
When the dash panel is re-fitted, it will cover most of this anyway, but it's nice to do.

Attachment 36606



The steering mount bracket also looked like it needed some 'love', so that received the leather treatment as well as the steering shaft cover.

Attachment 36607

Post could be subtitled "I like working with leather :D"



Cheers,
Glen

tkb289 10-20-2021 12:04 AM

It's the little details like this Glen, both the seen and the unseen, that make a build like this something truly special.

xb-60 10-20-2021 01:04 AM

Oh, thanks Tim. In all sincerity, I'm happy if I can approach the quality of your ERA.
As you know, an ERA FIA was in my sights originally, but was kyboshed by the need to import chassis and body in separate containers ....and on separate ships!

Cheers,
Glen

xb-60 10-26-2021 03:12 AM

2 Attachment(s)
An update....some frustration today.
Worked out a route for my battery cable (which I don't yet have) from its location in the trunk, left side. By far the easiest route forward required the cable entering through the rear bulkhead (ie the panel behind the seats) and then going down through the tunnel. I checked thoughly - I thought, but not thoroughly enough - that I could safely drill and tap holes for attaching a cover over the cable. The drill broke passed through the panel ....because it hit something. The "something" was a tee connection for the rear brakes.
So, needed to check out if there was damage. Not a 5 minute job; had forgotten the accessibility issues in that area. I had to pry the junction out somewhat to access a view behind it....

Attachment 36631


As it turned out, after some investigation with a medical mirror, all is OK

Attachment 36632


Cheers!
Glen

1795 10-26-2021 04:27 AM

Glen,

Whew! :eek: That is the problem with retrofitting things, you can't always see where something else is. I just had a thought while looking at your post, in the future (not just for you but me too) when drilling through aluminum panels it might be smart to put one of those depth stops on the end of the drill allowing it to just break through enough to be able to see what is on the other side before adjusting it and completing the hole. Remember to put a rubber grommet in that hole to protect the battery cable.

Good luck.

Chees,

Jim

patrickt 10-26-2021 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by xb-60 (Post 1498576)
The drill broke passed through the panel ....because it hit something.

Takes me back to high school when a couple of us were installing custom backup lights. Right after drilling the second hole we noticed the trail of gasoline coming out on to the ground.:LOL:

xb-60 10-26-2021 03:39 PM

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Originally Posted by 1795 (Post 1498577)
Glen,

....it might be smart to put one of those depth stops on the end of the drill allowing it to just break through enough to be able to see what is on the other side before adjusting it and completing the hole. Remember to put a rubber grommet in that hole to protect the battery cable.....

Excellent idea, Jim. I'll look into that.
Grommet, yep. Already on hand. Don't want a battery cable chafing AT ALL!

Cheers,
Glen

xb-60 10-26-2021 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by patrickt (Post 1498589)
Takes me back to high school when a couple of us were installing custom backup lights. Right after drilling the second hole we noticed the trail of gasoline coming out on to the ground.:LOL:

A hole in a petrol tank is a hard one to fix and/or explain to dad ;)
At that age, we don't know what we don't know....and we didn't think about consequences.
I do recall being yelled at by my Dad for 'three wheeling' on my tractor (I had an old tractor at age 12 or 13) and obviously not appreciating the likely consequences.

Cheers, and stay safe!
Glen


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