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post #1 of 3 Old 04-26-2008, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Lowering Brackets

It’s taken me a while but I finally made progress on the brackets I was planning to make. The first coat of primer is drying now. BTW these are my first welds so cut me a little slack.

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It's pretty cool here how the DC current was magnetizing my clamp. What you can't see off-frame is that my ground clamp is attached to the vise grip. I suppose this wouldn't have happened if I was welding with AC, which my welder can't do.


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I've got a full 4" of square tube here so the drop would be substantial if I left it this long. It would also likely put my passenger’s feet way too far into my space up front. I'll get the pegs mocked up to the brackets and have the wife try it on for size.


This is more likely the height where it will end up.

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The square tube from http://www.metalsdepot.com

Stock Number: T13411
Product Type: A513 Steel Structural Square Tube
Description: 3/4 X 3/4 X 11 GA (.120 wall)
Quantity: 1
Length: 2.0000 ft.
Item Total: $4.32

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What effect do you think the additional leverage will have on the stock mounting tabs? The rearsets are just cast Al right?

I don't want to put too much additional force into them and snap something.

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