What is it?
This is one of those things I designed for my car, and I keep running into others who could really use it and ask me for a set.
A very common modification on race cars or track/street cars is to either remove the headlights completely or run an alternative light source - like the lights located in the parking light location in my car. These brackets make it a simple processes to mount the headlight covers to the hood, and look good to boot. (We’ve all seen the homebrew method of using chopped up strips of aluminum.)
The benefits of this part:
- Precision waterjet from aluminum
- All mounting hardware included (Two choices, please specify what you want!)
- Stainless metric bolt/nylock nut/washers or...
- Aluminum rivets
- Designed and produced in San Diego, CA
A. Better aero - one-piece design seals around the gap between lid and hood
B. Aesthetics - clean and finished look when installed
C. Lightweight - no brackets are needed to hold the lid in its position independently of the hood
D. More lightweight bro! - save 20+ lbs on the nose of the car by removing the factory lights, flip-up motors, etc., use these brackets to fix the lids, and put new (lighter) lights in the parking light location.
E. More space - fixing the lid to the hood clears up tons of room in the engine bay
Group Buy Price: $39 / pair with hardware
Shipping: $13 (shipping can be combined for multiple sets)
Total: $52 Shipped
Pickup in San Diego is available as an alternative to shipping
A $20 deposit is required to put your name on the list and the remaining total is due when the group buy closes.
Paypal is firstname.lastname@example.org
- include your forum name and hardware choice in the notes with the deposit
No minimum for the group buy
This is a limited production item and there are no guarantees that it will be available in the future. If it is, it won’t be at this price
You can also use the brackets with your factory headlight lids, aftermarket carbon fiber lids, etc.
In fact, a gentleman in Hawaii has one of my pre-production sets and plans to use these as the mounting bracket for lexan covers for his flush mount headlights that he’s working on.
Installation: Some drilling/cutting required.
The group buy will close on August 13th
- Using the bracket as a template, drill the holes in your hood for the hardware
- For the bracket to sit flush, you will need to cut a few slots out of the underhood bracing for the mounting tabs. A dremel or angle grinder works well for this part.
- For factory lids, cut the two inboard mounting tabs off the underside of the lid so that the lid sits flat on the bracket
or when we hit the maximum, whichever comes first.
I am going to be conservative on the shipping estimate. Tentative ship date September 1
I expect we can be much more efficient than that but this is my first group buy so expecting some learning curve before getting things streamlined.
The installed pictures below are of my prototypes that I made for my car. The final version has a slight adjustment to the hole pattern:
Feel free to share this on other forums or with friends who may be interested, we’re only vendors on MT, but more people finding out about this helps you get your set faster!
Sean will be keeping track of the deposits and updating the list of those on board since I have my hands full in the garage with a few other prototypes for parts right now