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Under Hood Light #1333385 Mon Nov 11 2019 10:24 PM
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Was given an under hood lamp bracket - probably a repop - and want to install it in my 49. I do not intend to have it work but thought it would be different.
Looking at the bracket I assume it would mount parallel to the front/rear hood seam. But there are no mounting points. If I mounted it at a right angle to the seam the two bolts (on either side) of the seam at the rear bracket might work. This would have the bracket perpendicular to the hood seam. Would this be correct? If yes, which side does it go on? Driver or passenger?
If it is I am concerned about removing the existing bolts to install the light bracket fearing I would upset the hood alignment/seam. I would remove one bolt, install the bracket loosely and then remove/replace the second hoping this will not affect anything.
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"Sedgewick"
1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1989 Caprice

Re: Under Hood Light [Re: Sedgewick] #1333388 Mon Nov 11 2019 10:35 PM
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I guess I didn't give this enough thought before posting. The two elongated holes in the bracket are what I use and not the two smaller ones. It then mounts on the two bolts on the rear bracket, possibly on the passenger side.
Now going back to my question, will I cause any problems by removing/replacing the two bolts one at a time?
Thanks


"Sedgewick"
1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1989 Caprice

Re: Under Hood Light [Re: Sedgewick] #1333412 Tue Nov 12 2019 12:49 AM
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Re: Under Hood Light [Re: Brad Allen] #1333415 Tue Nov 12 2019 12:56 AM
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N.O.S. underhood lamp on my '48 Chevy 1/2 ton truck. I had no issues mounting the lamp a few years ago.

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Re: Under Hood Light [Re: Sedgewick] #1333435 Tue Nov 12 2019 05:58 AM
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That is like mine. Have you wired yours? Is the mercury switch in the actual socket? Finally where did you wire it to. Voltage regulator?
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"Sedgewick"
1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1989 Caprice

Re: Under Hood Light [Re: Sedgewick] #1333457 Tue Nov 12 2019 03:41 PM
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Bill--

My lamp is wired directly to the voltage regulator--on the battery side. The mercury switch is located in the socket.

If my memory serves me right, there is a manufacturer name stamped on the arm of the lamp.

LUKE

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Re: Under Hood Light [Re: Sedgewick] #1333511 Tue Nov 12 2019 08:18 PM
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Thank you Luke. A picture is worth a thousand words they say.
bill


"Sedgewick"
1949 Chevy 1/2-Ton
1989 Caprice

Re: Under Hood Light [Re: Sedgewick] #1335231 Mon Nov 25 2019 05:18 PM
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Is this hood lamp a "John W Hobbs" make or did GM make one?
Thank you for any information.
Todd

Re: Under Hood Light [Re: Sedgewick] #1335251 Mon Nov 25 2019 09:40 PM
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Re: Under Hood Light [Re: Sedgewick] #1335264 Mon Nov 25 2019 11:46 PM
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That's great information!
I'm trying to locate one. I have seen one advertised as a chevy sedan. But it's the same exact light.
Todd

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