Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc.



Go Back   Friends of the Professional Car Society - Official Website of the Professional Car Society, Inc. > Professional Car Discussion > Technical Discussion Forum

Technical Discussion Forum For the discussion of technical questions about Professional Cars and their repair and maintenance. Posting in this forum is limited to PCS Members and / or Site Supporters. We encourage all website users to become members of the Professional Car Society and / or become Site Supporter.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 07-08-2010, 12:34 PM
Richard Vyse Richard Vyse is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
Posts: 5,178
Thanks: 6,172
Thanked 7,125 Times in 2,345 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Default Trimming beacon skirts

I know, discussed to death but giving ya'll an update. I created a cardboard template of the beacon base. I continued to trim it until it was level on my Criterion. I compared it to the 184's I plan on using and the inside skirt towards the roofline will need at least an inch trimmed to make it level. My skirts have been trimmed slightly and currently measure 5 inches on one side and 4 on the other. This will be close. I'm thinking I just may require a full
184-H skirt that has not been trimmed.

What do you think Ed, am I gonna have enough room?

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Richard Vyse For This Useful Post:
Lane Hobbs (08-10-2010)
  #2  
Old 07-08-2010, 12:46 PM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 11,151
Thanks: 3,946
Thanked 14,412 Times in 6,095 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

the only way to tell is to mount the lights. depending on how far out you go will be how close you can get to the top. all you need is enough room so that the motor does not touch the roof. I thing it's some were in the 4 inch range. but if you go out to far you risk the long side being to short. so with out the light were you want them playing with the skirt will only get you in trouble. of course playing with a skirt will usually get you in trouble. follow this set here and you can see the process.
http://www.dropshots.com/jer57747#da...06-22/14:27:22
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to John ED Renstrom For This Useful Post:
John Burchfield (07-24-2010), Lane Hobbs (08-10-2010)
  #3  
Old 07-08-2010, 12:52 PM
Richard Vyse Richard Vyse is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
Posts: 5,178
Thanks: 6,172
Thanked 7,125 Times in 2,345 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Default

If you need at least 4 inches on the short side then these light skirts won't work either. Damn!!!! I also hate to drill holes and mount the motor only to find out the skirt is too short, then I'm really screwed. Ah to heck with it, I'll just leave it alone.

Hey Ed, in looking at how you mounted Robert's beacons looks like you did it without having the motor mounted. I hope we can do the same with mine that way I will not have to drill anything until I know for sure these skirts will work.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 07-08-2010, 01:59 PM
Richard Vyse Richard Vyse is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
Posts: 5,178
Thanks: 6,172
Thanked 7,125 Times in 2,345 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Could I do this without actually drilling holes and mounting the beacon motor? Perhaps place studs on the base and sit on the roof line. This picture makes more sense to me on how to do this.

Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Richard Vyse For This Useful Post:
Jeremy D. Ledford (07-09-2010)
  #5  
Old 07-08-2010, 06:10 PM
Scott Crittenden Scott Crittenden is offline
EMT / PARAMEDIC
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Britain CT
Posts: 419
Thanks: 1,907
Thanked 413 Times in 218 Posts
Groans: 1
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

you need the studs in place so you can level the top before you start marking.
__________________
[B][I]"The scrutiny was more than I bargained for"[/I][/B] Dr. John Jensen
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Scott Crittenden For This Useful Post:
Richard Vyse (07-08-2010)
  #6  
Old 07-08-2010, 11:14 PM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 11,151
Thanks: 3,946
Thanked 14,412 Times in 6,095 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I was making the 17-d for the 72. the base is first mounted threw the hole in the roof. then I leveled it. then put the skirt on an marked it in the back. trimmed that lowered the base and found the nut that fit the space so I could go around the skirt. in that pictures the base is mounted the skirt is screwed to the base. we are marking it then we'll put on the gasket and then lower the base till everything touches on the roof. it took me half a dozen times to get the air gaps out of the gasket..

on Roberts the motors are in place the lights were taken off as the skirt goes on under the lights. measure the top of the base to the bottom of the motor. you need that much skirt. you know that one set was mounted so you have enough there. with the motor to the outside the low end is around 2 inches if i remember right on Roberts the high or out side was about 4. as we were practicing on his older stuff so not to screw up a good one. we mounted the lights low. about as low as they could go. the front is easy as there is a lot of curve to it the back is almost flat.

but you need to get the lights mounted first then trim the skirts to fit the mount. the sides of the car are not the same. if you get the skirt trimmed first then put the light on you'll never mate up to were you trimmed it to.
Attached Images
 
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to John ED Renstrom For This Useful Post:
Mike McDonald (07-09-2010)
  #7  
Old 07-09-2010, 09:55 AM
Richard Vyse Richard Vyse is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
Posts: 5,178
Thanks: 6,172
Thanked 7,125 Times in 2,345 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Default

This is scaring the crap out of me...........
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 07-09-2010, 10:52 AM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 11,151
Thanks: 3,946
Thanked 14,412 Times in 6,095 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

beats exlax. dosen't scare me at all it's your car!! it's decision you need to make if you want them or not. you now have 10 times the parts you need for putting two lights on the front courners of the car. the worse that can happend is you will need to fill in 8 holes in the roof of the car and put a new headliner in it. the best is you get 2 lights mounted and the car looks sharp. what are your planes with the one in the center now? leave it take it off ? but no matter what if you want the lights you got to mount them on the car first. bring all the stuff we put two lights on you sell off the rest and pay for your trip.
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 07-09-2010, 11:34 AM
Richard Vyse Richard Vyse is offline
Website Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: New Smyrna Beach FL 32168
Posts: 5,178
Thanks: 6,172
Thanked 7,125 Times in 2,345 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 13 Times in 5 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John ED Renstrom View Post
beats exlax. dosen't scare me at all it's your car!!
If I mount the two beacons I would remove the middle one. Currently working with a PCS member in locating another uncut high skirt. This way I could use it and the one skirt that is currently on the car.

Oh boy!!!!!!

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 07-10-2010, 12:00 AM
John ED Renstrom's Avatar
John ED Renstrom John ED Renstrom is offline
PCS Member - Elected Director 2017-2020
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Hot Springs SD 57747
Posts: 11,151
Thanks: 3,946
Thanked 14,412 Times in 6,095 Posts
Groans: 2
Groaned at 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

I think we ended up using that one to. here I was trying to find the location off the lights and get that marked. so I could drill my holes before I painted the car. but what makes you think your center one is uncut? that's a 2 in measurement across the level and we used that skirt in the back I think. I told you we mounted them low.
__________________
drop in for coffee anytime
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to John ED Renstrom For This Useful Post:
Richard Vyse (07-11-2010)
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
1969 Superior Crown Skirts Darlene Daniels For Sale To The Public At Large 3 07-25-2011 09:52 PM
1963 CC skirts John ED Renstrom Technical Discussion Forum 9 05-03-2011 12:09 AM
Wanted: 67 caddy fender skirts Danny Ryder Wanted 3 10-01-2009 10:19 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2009 - 2018 Friends of the Professional Car Society