Headlights and a one piece fiberglass front end? - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Hotrodding Basics
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2011, 08:02 PM
russ69coupe's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: starting to go the right direction
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Warren,Ohio
Posts: 52
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Headlights and a one piece fiberglass front end?

I am going to be putting a one piece front end on my Lemans. This is/(will be at least) going to be a street driven car, so I need headlights, turn signals, etc.

I can't decide if it would be better to mount the headlights to the front end and make the harness so I can disconnect it, or to fab up some sort of mounts for the headlights so they sit just behind the front end and stay on the car when the front end is removed. Almost forgot something, the plan is for the front end to tilt but be removable if needed.

The turn signals and parking lights will be attached to the front end, that will be pretty simple as far as mounting them goes since there is enough material on it to bolt them on.
Headlights, however, I am not sure how I would attach them directly to the front end, and I am also not sure how well they would work if not attached there. Yes, I am confused.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
Thanks,
Russ

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2011, 10:29 PM
OneMoreTime's Avatar
Hotrodders.com moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: Yard Dog pic
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Washington State
Age: 69
Posts: 7,371
Wiki Edits: 3

Thanks: 47
Thanked 151 Times in 143 Posts
Assuming this is a glass front end I would glass the buckets to the front end from behind and you may be able to use your existing buckets. make the wire harness to accommodate tilting and use a cannon plug to allow the harness to be disconnected if the front end needs to come off for some reason..

Sam
__________________
I have tried most all of it and now do what is known to work..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 06-28-2011, 10:52 PM
bentwings's Avatar
bentwings
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St.Paul, Minn
Age: 72
Posts: 1,796
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
Many of the gasser guys use trailer plugs for quick disconnects for headlights.

I've seen them use both a single plug and one for each side.

Mount the horn on the chassis permanently.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2011, 07:23 PM
russ69coupe's Avatar
Registered User
 

Last journal entry: starting to go the right direction
Last photo:
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Warren,Ohio
Posts: 52
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanks.
I am going to be rewiring anyway, so that part doesn't worry me. Doing the MADElectrical relays and stuff. Tossing in a couple of connectors was expected.
I just wasn't sure what the best or normal way to do the headlights was. I should have been an engineer, I can overanalyze anything.
Russ
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5 (permalink)  
Old 06-29-2011, 08:45 PM
bentwings's Avatar
bentwings
 
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2002
Location: St.Paul, Minn
Age: 72
Posts: 1,796
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 15 Posts
I'm a retired mech eng. Want a spreadsheet to plan out your system??? I have reams of them from my ride. haha. that doesn't count the ones I tossed.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Hotrodding Basics posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
one piece fiberglass front end for 69 camaro??? chevyelc81 Hotrodding Basics 8 05-09-2011 11:39 PM
46 Chevy 1/2 ton one piece fiberglass front end 51Panel Body - Exterior 1 03-30-2008 08:23 PM
fiberglass nose piece Ricky Rocket Body - Exterior 3 02-13-2008 05:34 AM
1 piece fiberglass front end hotsipe64 Body - Exterior 0 11-25-2003 06:00 PM
1 piece fiberglass frontend for '72 Camaro JJFlashesq Body - Exterior 3 02-03-2002 01:45 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.