Marchal driving light brackets for bumper supports.

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Marchal driving light brackets for bumper supports.

#1 Post by TODD MCCORMICK » Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:17 pm

I'm having a tough time sourcing light brackets that won't require drilling the bumper of my 1964 356 C. Any guidance in this area would be greatly appreciated. Any obvious solutions I am missing? Thanks, Todd McCormick.

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#2 Post by Adam Wright » Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:47 am

You could do a bracket that attaches to the bumper mounting bar. Drilling a hole in those is a lot easier to go back from that the actual bumper.
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#3 Post by Tom Tate » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:05 am

There are brackets that show up on Ebay from time to time that bolt to the bumper bracket (not thru it). A number of our local members use them. VW guys use them too, maybe one of the Bug Houses have them for sale. KTF

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#4 Post by TODD MCCORMICK » Wed Apr 27, 2011 11:50 am

Thanks Tom, I will look into that. I have seen pairs of these on Ebay advertised for VW/Porsche but didn't know if they would fit. I'll ask the seller specifically about the 356 application. Best, Todd.

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#5 Post by Brad K » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:34 pm

this may be what you need!

http://www.nlaparts.com/store/foglight- ... -2253.html

hope this helps - brad

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#6 Post by TODD MCCORMICK » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:45 pm

That's exactly what I need but according to nla, they don't carry them any more........Thx for the suggestion though. Best, Todd.

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#7 Post by jim nelson » Tue May 17, 2011 7:50 pm

B K wrote:this may be what you need!

http://www.nlaparts.com/store/foglight- ... -2253.html

hope this helps - brad

Those brackets don't work with T6 cars. Further, most of the eBay brackets won't work either, by virtue of the tight confines of the bumper/body relationship. I'm resigned to making my own when I finally restore the car.

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#8 Post by Antoine Godschalk » Wed May 18, 2011 11:23 am

Marchal had it's own brackets in the fifties and sixties. They were called 'brevettes' and were from aluminum. Those 'brevettes' have a top and bottom part which are bolted together with the bumper clung between them...
 

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#9 Post by max handley » Wed May 18, 2011 11:51 am

http://porsche356registry.org/forum/vie ... =1&t=24342

All interested in a set please contact me at : spyderwerks@comcast. Maybe I can make a run if enough are interested.

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#10 Post by TODD MCCORMICK » Wed May 18, 2011 12:01 pm

Thx much, this will help greatly. Best, Todd McCormick.

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#11 Post by Mike Acebo » Wed May 18, 2011 7:07 pm

Todd,
What about one of the advertisers on the Registry Vendor site?

http://356t-shirts.com/catalog.htm

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#12 Post by Brad K » Wed May 18, 2011 7:19 pm

excellent link - never saw it before!

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#13 Post by TODD MCCORMICK » Thu May 19, 2011 9:13 am

Thanks Mike, that looks like a winner. I'll call and try to order today. FYI, I was looking to buy Marchal driving lights and thought I would buy these: http://www.sierramadrecollection.com/st ... ail&p=5954 For anyone interested, I found the same pair on Ebay for $199/pair and the seller has more. Best, Todd.

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#14 Post by TODD MCCORMICK » Thu May 19, 2011 10:57 pm

DAMMITT!, JUST HEARD BACK FROM BOB HODGIN AND HE TELLS ME THE C SUPPORTS ARE NOT VIABLE WITHOUT MORE R&D. SURREAL.....PLEASE GET BACK TO ME WITH MORE/OTHER/DIFFERENT SOLUTIONS. THX AS ALWAYS, TODD.

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#15 Post by TODD MCCORMICK » Thu May 19, 2011 11:00 pm

I FEEL LIKE CHARLIE BROWN WITH LUCY REPEATEDLY PULLING AWAY THE FOOTBALL. LOOKING FOR SOLUTIONS, TODD.

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