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    If the headlights are rotated to have the flat sides facing each other, would that make enough clearance?
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    maybe make a bracket to move the lights forward to the nose taper to allow for tilt. more welding practice. or like the Ultralite mount onto the bonnet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by m wirth View Post
    maybe make a bracket to move the lights forward to the nose taper to allow for tilt. more welding practice. or like the Ultralite mount onto the bonnet.
    I hadn't thought of trying that - excellent idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffee break View Post
    If the headlights are rotated to have the flat sides facing each other, would that make enough clearance?
    Only for service, reposition before flight.
    Also a great idea - thank you! I was trying to put a square through a square hole.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMike View Post
    I hadn't thought of trying that - excellent idea!
    Mike, I had the same problem because the lights scraped the hood when you opened and closed it. I learned to squeeze both sides while standing in front of the car to avoid hitting the lights while lifting and lowering in those crucial areas of contact. I also considered cutting the hood off behind the nose, but did not do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MightyMike View Post
    I hadn't thought of trying that - excellent idea!
    Mike, I know you have custom headlights. I have 5" diameter motorcycle lights on chassis 21 and we put the same lights on chassis 106. The lights are also mounted on 2" tall standoffs that are about 1" in diameter.
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    I am leaning strongly toward affixing a pair of headlight brackets to the nosecone/bonnet contraption. The brackets would be bonded to the undersides and come out and up into the same position as the existing mounts.
    - Brunton Storker, LS3, Chassis 159
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    The Ultralite has the headlight mounts attached to the frame right below the hoodline. They're not attached to the bonnet.

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    But, some are.
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    Headlights are now mounted to the nosecone/bonnet contraption. I used a 1/8" steel backing plate behind the fiberglass. I plan to run the lamp wiring through the holes on the brackets, over to the front of the nose cone, and then down to the bottom of the radiator.

    I need to trim and sand the fiberglass before I send it off for paint. I'm really looking forward to getting Storker back on the road before the snow starts.







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