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Postby ross.cheeks » 14 Jul 2007, 16:35

im going to fit some spot lamps to the car and was wondering what people have used to do so. i know you can buy them but im not sure where from. i was also thinking about getting some thickish steel and making some my self. where do you mount them to , the front panel or the bumpers?

any info and pics would be great

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Postby Doive » 14 Jul 2007, 17:33

The bumpers themselves have two pairs of holes in them either side for the mounting of spot/foglights below the bumpers. I think people in the past have mounted one pair directly below on the outer holes, and made up angle sections to mount under the bumper to the inner holes, and up behind the bumpers to mount the upper pair on.
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Postby Gordo » 15 Jul 2007, 01:11

Last auxiliary lights I had were Super Oscars - drilled a couple of holes in the top of the bumper and ran a couple of adjustable stays back to just in front of the bonnet.

You may be able to fabricate something that picks up off the bumper mounts as well, if you don't want to drill holes in things.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 16 Sep 2007, 13:21

does anyone know of a company that sells them?
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Postby Daishag » 17 Dec 2007, 20:03

I knocked these ones up myself last Sunday with a couple of bits of 100mm wide Alloy plate bentto shape for the top (5mm thick) and some 40mm Alloy angle (5mm thick) to bolt through the bumper mount and then the spot lamps them selves bolt the two together.
If i say so my self they look damn close to the works style mounts pictured in Graham Robson's Rally Library book on the Chevette HS, HSR page 36 on AVE 345 V.

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Postby ross.cheeks » 26 Jul 2009, 17:42

got some ally now to know a set up similar to these, its a little bit thicker at around 7mm (pop'd to a metal place and they had it as an off cut)

how do the ones where they have 4 lamps along the top work? is it just a another bit of plate run between the 2 brackets to mount the lamps on?
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Postby Gordo » 27 Jul 2009, 09:36

ross.cheeks wrote:got some ally now to know a set up similar to these, its a little bit thicker at around 7mm (pop'd to a metal place and they had it as an off cut)

how do the ones where they have 4 lamps along the top work? is it just a another bit of plate run between the 2 brackets to mount the lamps on?


Basically, yes - but wth the addition weight you're definitely goiing to need stays to stop them rocking.
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Postby ross.cheeks » 27 Jul 2009, 17:02

ah rite, wont be doing it, jsut seen a pic and was wondering how it was done
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Postby Shoveitpusher » 28 Jul 2009, 08:41

I have a piece of square ally that runs across the car, though i've got it set up for 2 up 2 down, it could just as easily have 4 across the top. it was designed to bolt onto the bumper brackets with one bolt.

i didn't use stays but i don't seem to have a problem with vibrating lamps, some people get very sick very quickly.

get the lamps first before doing the brackets (which really want to be quick release so they can go on and off without affecting the aim) there are so many varieties with different space requirements.

I use hella 3000 (on the endurance car) or cibie oscars (on the chevette) both are quite deep lamps, didn't like super oscars. last time i used spots in anger i think was 2005 and that was oscar plus lamps, which were ok but nothing special and had bulb issues, but they were very compact.
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