Custom third brake light
Why put a custom third brake light? Why not!
The story goes something like this: I got an E-marked third brake light, and while playing with it, one of the ugly flimsy mounts just just snapped. Also, because of the rear windshield design, original mounts placed the lamp really far from the glass, making a nasty glare. So, instead of searching for the new one, I decided to create more stylish, stronger, and better fitting mounts for the lamp.
After taking the measurements of the lamp, mounting rings were turned, two plates were laser-cut and everything was welded together.
The next step was to countersink the holes for the mounting bolts.
I used the rivet nuts for mounting on the ceiling.
While testing the placement, I noticed the lamp logo, and that started bugging me.
So everything was disassembled…
…and painted. I was doing multiple projects at that time – roof lighting bezels, and the art frame for Goga’s latest work called Mystery Taste.
Which we’ll shamelessly promote within this post If you are interested in this graphic or any other custom one, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mounts were powder-coated and everything was assembled again.
A painting detail.
Fine structure powder-coat detail.
The recess for the black zinc plated screw.
The bigger mounting surface wasn’t needed, since the protrusion of the rivet nut has the exact same area.
The devil is in the details I created a compression pass-through plate for the power cable, as well as the spacer for the other mount just to level everything.
Now when the plate is mounted, there is no visible puncture in the roofing material for the cable. Also, it stops the roofing material from ripping around the hole.
Test setup No worries, everything is fused even when testing.
Night shot. The final product in all its lightness! Looking great.
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