I just purchased the "through the windshield" spotlight from Chuck Smith. I've never owned one nor mounted one especially thru the windshield. There has to be that "sweet spot" for the correct position in the lower glass. The glass needs to be replaced anyway (safety) but once that hole is cut, well that's it, NO moving it to another position. Sooo, where is the ideal spot/location to mount this devise ??? Will it weak'n the glass, chances greater for the glass to break when mounted in certain areas ??? I'm thinking maybe driver's side near the top of the lower paine and still have good adjustment for the light. Sure would appreciate someone's input/advise on positioning this spotlight. I plan on restoring this entire light and want to do it correctly. Thank you
I'd suggest right in the center of the lower glass. That way both the driver and passenger can operate it, and the steering wheel shouldn't be in the way.
BTW, are you going to mount this in your '14 which has the lower glass tilted back? That makes a big difference, of course.
There may be some other ads showing them installed.
The sweet spot would be where it won't interfere at all with your view of the road or with yourself/passengers entering/exiting the car.
Try these past threads.
Hey guys, this is really good information. The only thing I couldn't find was the diameter needed for the hole ??? I would assume that most any glass companies should be able to cut this hole ???
Keith, NOPE not putting the 14', mainly because of the angle. Thought about cutting small 8 1/2" circles outta the windshield and making headlight glass, hate to just trash it !!! Thinking about putting the light on the 22' Touring or the "TT" stake bed. Maybe I'll get lucky and find another light and use it for the other application.
Thanks for the illustration Richard, very helpful. Jerry, Jay, your input was most useful.
Any chance that just maybe someone may have another spotlite like this willing to part with ??? Decided to mount the light dead center of the lower windshield glass, thanks guys for your responses.
I have one. It's a "Circlite". The black bracket is something someone added to mount it other than to a windshield. You can simply remove that and then use it as designed. PM me if interested.
sent a PM Jerry, thank you for responding