Just a small update on my build. Spoke to Greg at Vintage today. He says my frame and body go to the suspension shop Feb. 1. The body will be temp. mounted to the frame and mock-up engine connected to my transaxle will be installed too. I believe the suspension shop will be making the assembly jig for the frame and suspension for future builds as well.............Bruce
Replies sorted oldest to newest
That is interesting. I know Lane's mid-engine Beck coupe is using a rod linkage as well. It must be the way to go.
@aircooled Bruce I decided to put stuff here rather than drift that other thread
I measured the angle of the grilles at the top, they're 17.5 degrees off of vertical. The back of my car sits a little higher than the front(is on the lift) so it might be 20 degrees. Like I said before, I installed mine straight and you can see them very well from behind, day or night.
@aircooled You had mentioned Owl Eyes on another post. This is what I did for additional brake lights on my car. I went for the brightest on a budget. I might link them in with my turn signals too. I also made a brake pedal switch to activate them, but I haven't installed it yet. I figured if the master cylinder switch failed, and they do, I'd still have brake lights.
The more ideas you get to see the better.
Carlos.....That is a really cool bracket you made for the brake lights ! It's pretty much what I'm going to do. You REALLY put in a set of lights there ! Certainly they are seen ! Here's a photo go the two 3" circular LED lights I will be mounting. Hopefully close enough together to look like a set of "Owl" eyes !..............Bruce
I had those "old-school" round regular bulb lights on my first Spyder. I bought them at NAPA.I welded some 1" angle iron with short verticals and a longer horizontal right to that same frame member Carlos bolted to. They worked great, lit up the grilles and it was only too obvious for the guy behind to back off.
The second time I chose the LED lights for a hidden look with the same bright function.
They were probably just about the same cost, $8.00 each.