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Old 10-17-2021, 09:24 AM
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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.
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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.

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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.

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Old 10-17-2021, 05:20 PM
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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.

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OK, remember you can always do what I did.

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OK, remember you can always do what I did.

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.

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Old 10-17-2021, 05:59 PM
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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.

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Old 10-18-2021, 05:36 PM
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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"

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Old 10-18-2021, 06:02 PM
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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"

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Mucho brighto. Brighter than I am, that's for sure. 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.
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You can buy DOT Approved stickers off Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Approved-Moto...a-727514523999



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Patrick - I notice you said "you can buy DOT approved stickers..." not "I bought DOT Approved stickers..."
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Patrick - I notice you said "you can buy DOT approved stickers..." not "I bought DOT Approved stickers..."
Uhhh, between my light and your proposed light, I think the deaf, dumb and blind DOT inspector will pass mine first.
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Uhhh, between my light and your proposed light, I think the deaf, dumb and blind DOT inspector will pass mine first.
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

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

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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.

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

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

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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....

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

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Glen,

Whew! 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.

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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.
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....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!

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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.
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!
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