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Offline SpiritGTMan

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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #45 on: March 07, 2012, 08:43:27 PM »
Judging by the photo carnuck has of his fog lights the holes on Freeagle look a little wider. On carnuck's the fogs seem much closer to the license plate and much farther away from the headlight trim.
Agreed, in looking at various photos and ads the original holes seem to be closer to the centerline of the car. 

Also, loosely setting my newly-acquired Marchals on my bumper shows that they would be blocking part of the turn signal lens and hi-beam if mounted where your holes are. 

But I have to commend you again, you really did a bang-up job of locating the holes on yours so even a dummy like me could get it perfect.

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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #46 on: March 07, 2012, 08:45:41 PM »
Anyway you could check out the "Show me your fog lights" thread. We need some measurements for where the holes are drilled in the bumper. That's assuming your fog lights were stock.
I have two front bumpers. One is for work and testing. The other is for show. Both are aluminum. I recently undid my fog lights to eliminate an electrical issue and to do drilling measurements on a pre-Setina brushguard for front+bottom securing.

Bumper length: 53.25"
Guard length: 24.25"
Guard centering from ends: 14.5"
Foglight distance from ends: 18.5"

So you see there I have 2" of overlap on each foglamp and since they're round they bulk out and they're in the way. They have to go. I'm more than likely going to scrap this project if I can't get a welder. I'll just make new measurements and machine a new bumper. (´・ω・`)
Thanks for measuring!  Are your foglight holes original location for the original Marchal units?

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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #47 on: March 07, 2012, 09:03:57 PM »
His fogs appear to be original, but the measurements he gave don't help quite as much. Would really be better to have measurements from the center of the holes.

The holes for the stock fogs look like they are almost 2x as far from the headlight trim and bumper protector than the holes on mine.

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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2012, 10:47:04 PM »
I may just find my own mounting locations.
Here's my recent acquisition.  Notice the mounting cones.



The mounting cones present a little bit of a dilemma because of the ridge on the bumper.



If I mount them on top of the ridge, part of the cone is hanging off the bumper but the light ends up positioned nicely.
If I mount them forward of the ridge, the cone mounting surface is all on the bumper but the light ends up forward of the bumper and looks awkward.



As for how far inboard from the sides of the car they should be, I think about 1" in from where the headlight trim meets the grille.


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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #49 on: March 08, 2012, 05:58:42 AM »
That whole front end is sweet. The grill looks so different from any AMC I've seen though. Did you fabricate that?
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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #50 on: March 08, 2012, 08:43:58 AM »
That whole front end is sweet. The grill looks so different from any AMC I've seen though. Did you fabricate that?

That grill is from a Spirit. I might have one for sale here pretty soon.

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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #51 on: March 08, 2012, 10:17:49 AM »
The grille is 81-83 Spirit.  You may also notice that the bumper stands out from the front of the car further than on an Eagle.

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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #52 on: March 08, 2012, 10:19:35 PM »
Not wired up yet but mounted.  Sanded & painted the bumper while I was at it.



Gotta wear shades!



Comes pretty close to what it's supposed to look like, eh?


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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #53 on: April 13, 2012, 11:49:33 PM »
I got the stock Marchall's I couldn't fine any close up photos.
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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #54 on: April 17, 2012, 02:38:24 AM »
i liked the way mine looked with out the bumper on it and i needed somthing to fill the holes lol





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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #55 on: May 06, 2012, 10:33:37 PM »
I know I'm being nit picky, but I am still looking for the exact location of the fog light holes drilled in the front bumper. I want them to be in the correct stock location. I know I could look at some of these pictures and probably just guess, but I want it to be precise! :)

If you could grab some measurements like the ones I made on Threepete before I realized they were drilled in a non-stock location...Threepete didn't have fog lights from the factory.


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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #56 on: June 30, 2012, 09:51:44 AM »
Here are mine. My car did have factory fog lights, and these are directly fitted to the original housing using the factory dash switch. Now...mine are IMPERITIVE, because, as you can see, my headlights are not...quite....straight.

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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #57 on: August 14, 2012, 12:28:10 AM »
i wouldnt piddle around with "fog" lights and such anymore...

Go with LED light bars.

Sure, they're a bit pricey, but you get the right brand, they have a lifetime warrenty... you can tie the cord around your bumper, and drag em for 100 miles over whatever terrain you like, and stop n plug em in and they will still light up the world bright as the sun, and still be covered under warrenty if they fail afterwards.

they also consume waaay less power.

last time I used a light bar, (24") a guy brighted me... I flicked my high beams on and off. he flashed me and went back to high beams. I flashed mine again.. he flashed me back.. i hit the "Daylight" button.

from 2kms away, I could tell you what shade of yellow his teeth were and how wide his eyes opend, and how hard his jaw bounced of the steering wheel before he brought his arm up to shield his eyes.

My dakota I have over 900 watts of "Daylighter type lights" when I turn them all on, it cionsumes too much poer, I cant leave em on very long at all. I have to aim each light to a desired spot to light up the optimum amount of usefull viewing area..  with the light bar, I just sorta aim it, and it out does all those lights by far, and uses like 1/10th of the power.

Im converting my quad to leds next.. 4 2x2" lights will give me 6X as much light, and use 1/3rd the electrons.

and Im not talking bout lame LED headlights.. im talking bout light bars, you can get em in single or double rows, and from like 2" to 72" long, order to fit your needs.. various designs etc as well..

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Re: Let's see your Fog lights!!
« Reply #58 on: August 14, 2012, 01:17:03 PM »
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