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Old 12/13/2012, 07:24 PM   #1
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Marchal Fog Light Brackets

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Called Delta Bay today and they are out of stock of the Marchal Fog Light brackets. Whomever was making the brackets for them passed away. They've been trying to get the molds from the gentlemans estate. Tom's trying to get production going again but it sounds like it may be a way off. Anyone have a spare set they want to sell?

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Old 12/14/2012, 09:06 AM   #2
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Are you looking for the brackets that attach to the grill? Or the posts?

Bob Teets can help out with the posts - I'm not sure about the brackets though. I'm sure someone will chime in ...

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Old 12/16/2012, 02:42 PM   #3
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Looking for the brackets. Starting to think I will have to wait a while! No responses from anyone that has a set available.

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Old 12/16/2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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I think Neil was going to look into making some.
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Old 12/18/2012, 06:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the tip. Who is Neil?

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Old 12/18/2012, 07:18 PM   #6
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Old 12/18/2012, 07:57 PM   #7
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Neil (franklinair) does indeed have a pair of Marchal brackets, sent to me by Arlie (Mosesatm) to see about duplicating them. I've had no success locally, but I recently heard of a metal fabrication shop in the Atlanta area that may be ableto do it. I'll be in Atlanta in January for my FAA inspection re-certification, and I plan on checking out the facility then.

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Old 12/18/2012, 08:08 PM   #8
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What is the biggest obstacle you are running into with getting them made? I have a couple metal fabrication connections in the Mid-West that I might be able to approach about getting these made.

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Old 12/18/2012, 08:46 PM   #9
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Correct metal material, bends/angles, welding. I'll post photos tomorrow. (Parts are at my airport shop.)

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Old 12/19/2012, 02:44 PM   #10
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Here are photos of the Marchal brackets:
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Old 12/20/2012, 10:19 AM   #11
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My brother is a pretty talented fabricator actually. I sent him the pics to see if he could do this or knows somebody that might be able too. Any idea what guage of metal they need to be made from? It would seem the hardest part would be replicating the stamping for the hole in the metal.

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Old 12/20/2012, 12:36 PM   #12
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I may have the blueprints for those. I'll check.

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Nope, but Mike may have them.
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Old 12/20/2012, 01:41 PM   #13
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I Do have the print. PM me your address and I will send it to you. I will need time to copy it first. The steel is 18 gauge. The dimple tool is a bear to make, but can be done. When drilling the hole, be advised the hole is not in the center of the dimple, but off set, opposite each other as the brackets sit at an angle due to the bend in the grills. The holes would correspond to the center line of the car to insure proper allignment of the lights. I am working on making the brackets, just low on my priority list right now. I have all the tools to do this, just perfecting some bends before I weld.

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Old 12/22/2012, 03:08 PM   #14
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So here's an interesting twist. When I got the car the owner handed me a folder of receipts. In it were some Mustang Shops in the area where the car came from original. I decided to call the one most of the receipts came from back in 1999. They were still in business and I asked the guy if he had any originaly brackets. Not only does he have a set of original brackets but he has an entire original grille with the brackets installed! He claims the condition is an 8 out of 10. Said he pulled it out of a green colored car years ago. The first thought I had was that it might be my original grill! I think my car was painted Gulf Stream Aqua at one point. It currently has a 68 grille. Regardless it's mine for $250. Does this sound like a good deal? To me it does. Thoughts? While I haven't seen pictures of it everything he was describing over the phone checked out based on Paul's book and what I have read on the forums.

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Old 12/22/2012, 04:22 PM   #15
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At that price, grab it now. see what out he has. and if he has an extra set of brackets, grab them as well. JMHO

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