I am thinking of installing a Clymer "through the windshield" spotlight. Has anyone done this , what is involved and is it worth it?
Any instructions available, especilly dimensions?
Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Originally, these were installed using a special carborundum grinder with, I believe, water injection to cool/lubricate the work. The hole in the windshield was ground out. Floyd Clymer mentioned the process briefly in one of his books. My guess is that any glass shop that can install windshields may have some means of making a hole for the spotlight. Might cost you a bit and I suspect you may have to bring the windshield to them rather than the whole car but who knows?
Take the windshield, the light and your wallet to the glass shop. They know what they are doing. You should end up with the hole in the windshield and not in your wallet!
Make sure the w/s is Safety Glass. If not, replace it at the same time.
I would like to post a couple of pictures of the device apparantly used to install the Clymer through the windshield spot light.
It reads FYRAC - CLYME
Cartrige holder for cutting holes in widshields
To be used only for installing Fyrac Clymer Night quide safety light.
This tool is leased and not sold. It remains the property of FYRAC MANUFACTURING CO. Rockford Ill. Made in the USA.
The first picture is a shot of the entire fixture
This picture is the large pot on the fixture
Distance to the top of windshield inches
Tube in top of lid
tube in lid}
Six holes inside lid
Your image did not show up on my screen. In the display it says "Your Image Here" and that is in a small box
By magic it showed up Sorry for note above,
Dave, thats neat, thanks for sharing.
Why don't you share a picture of your spot light, I am sure a lot of people don't know what we are talking about.
If any one is interested they can pull up some info on Floyd Clymer. at http://www.susankdailey.com/Clymer.php
I have been told that a lot of glass companies will not bore a hole in safty glass? I have always meant to install a Clymer in one of my closed Ts but have not done so far. There is a fancy restaurant in Berthoud named Clymers after Floys family. I am going to donate a spot light to them and they have promised to display it.
Here's a Fyrac through the windshield spot light. It measures 8 inches long.
Have had the glass shop bore holes in wing winds made of safety glass (safety laminated stuff) not the tempered glass. No problems with 4 1/4" holes, can't seem why a glass shop can't bore a bigger hole for a spot light...
Here are pics of the Clymer
I think I read on this forum quite a while back that someone used a sandblaster to cut holes in glass. If I recall correctly, they used a rubber washer with the correct I.D. taped to the glass and blasted out the hole. I haven't tried it myself, but it might be worth a try. I would first try it on a junk piece of glass. Just a thought. Dave