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Old 12/08/2013, 07:39 AM   #1
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Fog light brackets - again

Bonnie and Clyde has been in the paint and body shop for a couple months now and I've been busy restoring all the other 1,000,001 pieces and parts that make a car so I haven't posted in a while... Painted the underside of the big pieces last week and the rest of the car should be done soon. I'll post pic's as soon as I get her home.

I've read all the threads on the fog light brackets and made all the same calls and still find Delta Bay doesn't have the tool and is not reproducing them, yet.... Said they have a waiting list of 5 or 6 and added my name to the list.

I read in the threads that Mike and/or some others were considering reproducing these... Any update on this???

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Old 12/08/2013, 08:43 AM   #2
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Lee, I made several attempts to reproduce the brackets, Have the folds down and the dimple tools made. A welder I am not, and have not been happy with the finished product. With this frustration, I abandoned the project, then life happened. Someday I will take another stab at making a quality repro, especially since Delta Bay can't fill the void. (just need to practice my welding skills) I am not aware of anyone else making brackets. Keep watching Ebay for brackets. You might find some. Beware of crappy attempts on brackets for sale there. I have seen many that look worse than my first attempts, and they are labled as NOS, or Original. I remember not to long back someone was selling a whole grille with brackets stating it was NOS, and it was totally wrong. Wanted somewhere around $600.00 for it. Just beware and ask here first if you find something that looks right. We will let you know if you find the right thing. Mike

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Old 12/08/2013, 11:01 PM   #3
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So have you considered providing them without welds and let the buyer deal with it?

Seems even a good repro with no welds is better than none...???

Or outsourcing the welding as it would seem to be minor work (relatively speaking, I can't weld at all) and a good welder could knock out a few sets pretty fast once setup?
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Old 12/09/2013, 01:43 PM   #4
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I still have the pair of Marchal Brackets that Arlie sent to me, to see if I could have them duplicated. But I came up dry- here and in Atlanta.
The welds look like electric spotwelds.
If anyone feels they can reproduce them (and with Arlie's permission) I can send them on.

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Old 12/10/2013, 08:24 AM   #5
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Those actually don't look too bad for an attempt at a reproduction.

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Old 12/10/2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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Think the photos are originals...
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Old 12/10/2013, 09:32 PM   #7
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originals were not welded - they were just stamped and the bends show the deformations.

Lee - I have been sorting through my stuff and found a set if you are interested...these are the repops from Delta Bay I bought. $150 including shipping.

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Old 12/11/2013, 06:52 AM   #8
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The brackets in Neil's photos are from Delta Bay Mustang
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Old 12/11/2013, 07:53 AM   #9
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Xcode - SOLD - sent you a PM

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Old 08/22/2019, 12:48 PM   #10
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Marchal Fog Light Brackets

Hi, does anybody now reproduce these? Thinking of buying a GTCS with damaged front end. I have a 67 NOS grill but need these to make it look correct.

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Old 08/22/2019, 01:38 PM   #11
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If the front end is damaged, why not go with Lucas lights?

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Old 08/22/2019, 02:05 PM   #12
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Lucas Lights

Neil,

Since Bob Teets retired, I'm not sure who makes the Lucas Mounting set up the GT/CS. I spoke with Dan Teets and he referred me to a gentleman names Willis Sharman?

Any idea if they are still available

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Old 08/23/2019, 05:52 AM   #13
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More details here Wallace. http://californiaspecial.com/forums/...ighlight=Lucas

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Old 08/23/2019, 08:54 AM   #14
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I had hope to make some of the pedestals, nuts and such for these brackets. I have a sizable quantity of the square reinforcing washers for the grill reinforcement (4 required). I have the taps and dies (English thread pitch) to manufacture the nuts and clean up the threads on the posts of the Lucas light mounting bolt.

My hope was to have a close friend help me with the machining required to make the nuts and the round pedestals. But he has failed to come through on this. I have the proper size hex stock and pipe to make these.

I will see if I can find another machinist to assist me. I do not have the small rubber grommets and lock washers, but I think that they are available?

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Lucas Pedestals

Robert, thank you. Wally
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