Originally Posted by bdatkins
I bought a set of 8" chrome wagon wheels off of an 80. Kind of rough looking but couldn't beat the price. Here is the first one I cleaned up next to an uncleaned up one. It doesn't look as good in person as it does in the picture, but I am still very happy with them!
I have been looking for chrome wheels for a long time. Actually converted a set of aftermarket wheels to take the Jeep centers
This is what I did today.
Some goodies arrived yesterday.
First up was testing the mercury switch in the bulb fixture to see if it worked, it did.
Next up was to clean it up as best I could, it did not come out to bad.
Cleaned up the wire retainer clip which came out very nice, sand blasted the screws and painted them.
A hint on painting bolts, get a piece of plywood and drill different size holes in it so that bolts will screw into the holes. Then you can hold or hang the board and spray the bolts without spraying your hand. It can be used over and over again.
Checked that I had power in the wiring harness to run the light and mounted it.
I tried to put the same twist in the wire that was shown in one of the previous pictures of a stock installation.
I like it. (yes I did clean the area under the hood where the light mounts, the rest of the under hood area is a project for another day).
1)What bulb should be in the fixture, I started with a 57 instrument light, went to a 69 license plate light and ended up with a 1156 marker light.
2)Any idea what the three little clips are for?
Ok, I can now count myself in the club that must disconnect their under hood light if you are going to leave the hood open.