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 Post subject: Has anyone mounted any long distance driving lights on an EL
Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:35 am 
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I've got a pair of 100w Narva rectangular driving lights, they wont fit in the grille as per the other thread showing them in the vents.

If you've got some, where and how have you mounted the driving lights? The ones I've got are about 8cm high by 20cm wide. I only want them on temporarily for a trip to Qld and back I'm doing in a few weeks so its gotta be reversible. Dont worry about the wiring, I know how to solve that, I'm just curious about the mounting of the lights.
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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:21 am 
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i've got spotties on my ef..i bought a bracket from supercheap auto that mounts behind your numberplate and spotties mount there..got a pic somewhere i could email ya if you want
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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:22 pm 
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Checkout my gallery for new driving lights in bumber of EL Fairmont


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Narva Compac 80 Driving lamps (mounted upside down)
New bumper vents, Modified to remove centre rail.

Compac 80s are not as big as your lights they are only 70 x 80

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 6:08 pm 
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madmaax, thats the other thread I was referring about, I dont want to put them in there, besides even if I wanted to, they wouldn't fit because the hole would have to be enlarged by... oh... perhaps triple its size :)

I'm thinking just above the number plate in front of the fake grille.... They'll only be on for a few weeks so it doesn't really concern me...
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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 9:54 pm 
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mount them on a braket behind ya number plate , ive got mine mounted there on a braket of a cop car ! and also mounted another pair in the fake brake ducts too :)

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:00 pm 
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Ive stuck on a set of driving lights identical to the driving lights found on the XY GT's and the like and just made up a bracket to mount them on. I didnt want them hanging from the numberplate as it would be too far forward. So i made up a bar that goes along the back of the grille on my eb and then has two prongs that stick out either side of the ford badge. The lights just swing up out of the way when the bonnets lifted. However, due to the prongs being about 15cm long, theyre really wobbly. So i made them a bit lower, and stuck vacuum caps over the end of the thread, and just have them sitting on my bumper. Works a charm, and theyre right up close to the bonnet and out of the way. I might be able to get some pics for it if youre interested

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:56 pm 
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[quote="Bozz"]madmaax, thats the other thread I was referring about, I dont want to put them in there, besides even if I wanted to, they wouldn't fit because the hole would have to be enlarged by... oh... perhaps triple its size :)
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Of course I realise you would need to change your lights, just making a sugestion for a more permanent fix.

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 8:21 pm 
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It is a good idea but the lights are only needed temporarily, I have no intent on keeping them on or wanting to spend any more money than necessary to keep this car going.
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Posted: Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:37 pm 
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id love to put a pair of lightforce on the mont but i think its a little to much :lol:

 

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