1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Underhood Light

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by Texas82GP, Dec 16, 2017.

  1. Texas82GP

    Texas82GP Comic Book Super Hero
    Silver

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Messages:
    3,826
    Likes Received:
    2,674
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Spring, Texas
    Would any of you gents whose car has an underhood light please post a few pics of where it is mounted and how the wiring is routed? I'm especially interested in what it looks like on a GP but any other pics will be appreciated.

    I have a nice light that I got from Kevin and I'd like to get it mounted up 'correctly'.

    Thanks guys!
     
  2. 1evilregal

    1evilregal Royal Smart Person

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,819
    Likes Received:
    614
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Greensboro, NC
    I've seen alot of guys down here using the underhood light setups from the 90's chevy trucks, that mount to the fenderwell, and are a reel type.... planning on looking for a couple in the future for myself...
    [​IMG]

    I can't remember if the chief has one on it, but I hope to be out at it again tomorrow... I;ll try to remember to get pics
     
    • Like Like x 3
  3. 565bbchevy

    565bbchevy Comic Book Super Hero

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2011
    Messages:
    4,374
    Likes Received:
    1,362
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Michigan
    On my 86' Regal the light is 19" from the driver's side outside hood edge and about an inch from the bottom of the light to the first edge below it. On mine the wire goes through a metal clip that attaches to the brake booster and then down towards the firewall.
    20171216_172114-1_resized_1.jpg 20171216_172500-1_resized.jpg

    For my Monte I bought a new pair online that I believe were for a later model truck they look the same but have a built in braided ground strap which works great for a fiberglass hood.
    20171216_172248-1.jpg
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • Winner Winner x 1
  4. abadwillys

    abadwillys Greasemonkey

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    196
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    NY
    I have one like the one shown above, from a 90s Chevy Truck, mine is a reel type(you have to wind it up) they did make them in retractable version also. I like it, The wire is about 20 feet long, so it could reach back to the rear tire if needed. Ive never used it except one time helping out this Mustang dude in a parking lot one nite, when his balancer came off.
    you can see it there mounted on the fender..

    IMG_0472 (1).JPG
     
    • Like Like x 5
    • Winner Winner x 1
  5. Texas82GP

    Texas82GP Comic Book Super Hero
    Silver

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2015
    Messages:
    3,826
    Likes Received:
    2,674
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Spring, Texas
    I love the idea of those old C/K underhood lights.

    I'm trying to recreate 1991 under my hood (T5 and front accessory drive from a 3rd Gen Camaro of that era) so I want a stock appearing under hood light.

    Darin, if the Chief has a light, please post up.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  6. oldsofb

    oldsofb Master Mechanic

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2007
    Messages:
    473
    Likes Received:
    345
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Maryland
    What a great mod idea! Added to my to do list on my next parts run. :)

    Hutch
     
    • Like Like x 2
  7. timo22

    timo22 Master Mechanic

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2012
    Messages:
    488
    Likes Received:
    292
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    St. Louis,Mo
    If anybody needs one of those Chevy truck lights, let me know. I have about twenty of them. I have one mounted on my CJ5 , and both my Malibus . Yeah, I know , once I find something , I just keep grabbing them..I still haven't figured out when enough is enough...timo22
     
    • Like Like x 4
  8. 64nailhead

    64nailhead Master Mechanic

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2014
    Messages:
    399
    Likes Received:
    216
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Upstate NY
    [QUOTE="abadwillys, post: 596099, member: 24097"

    View attachment 78628 [/QUOTE]

    That is a sweeeeet engine bay. I'm envious!!
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  9. DRIVEN

    DRIVEN Comic Book Super Hero

    Joined:
    Apr 25, 2009
    Messages:
    4,111
    Likes Received:
    878
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Owyhee County
    If you aren't stuck on original and like the idea of a light-on-a-leash, Datsun 240z repops are available on ebay and I think they'd look right at home under the hood of a Gbody. The lense end pops loose and several feet of wiring spools behind it.
    shopping (1).jpeg
    Made out of actual metal and not nearly as bulky as the C/K unit.
     
    • Like Like x 3
  10. ldr

    ldr Greasemonkey

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2016
    Messages:
    237
    Likes Received:
    178
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    Sarcoxie, MO
    Perfect solution for a glass hood!!
     
    • Like Like x 2
Loading...

Share This Page