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New Quest: '71 Map Light
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Hi, busy accumulating all those hard to find parts before my new baby gets shipped out to Australia. 

This time I'm after a map light assembly which I know is another one of those rare, non-reproduced parts.  So please let me know what you have and/or if you know where to find one. 

I have a window of a few weeks before the car gets shipped.  If I can't find one by then, I'll probably look at adapting a '69-'70 Cougar unit as they look quite similar (with the exception of the slide switch) and seem to be easier to find.


Cheers,
Brian
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(01-13-2018, 02:15 AM)bac Wrote: Hi, busy accumulating all those hard to find parts before my new baby gets shipped out to Australia. 

This time I'm after a map light assembly which I know is another one of those rare, non-reproduced parts.  So please let me know what you have and/or if you know where to find one. 

I have a window of a few weeks before the car gets shipped.  If I can't find one by then, I'll probably look at adapting a '69-'70 Cougar unit as they look quite similar (with the exception of the slide switch) and seem to be easier to find.

Hi Brian,

Is this for keeping the car for a while(hobby) or just to make money by a quick car flip?

I have this one for spare but I sell it only complete like showing in the picture...

A Cougar maplight = different shape and dimensions.


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(01-13-2018, 05:18 AM)eddyw Wrote: Is this for keeping the car for a while(hobby) or just to make money by a quick car flip?

I have this one for spare but I sell it only complete like showing in the picture...

A Cougar maplight = different shape and dimensions.

Hi Eddy, I've not yet decided whether this car will be a long term keeper - I will have to wait until I see it in the flesh and decide how much time and expense there would be to get it how I want it.  If it turns out I don't keep it, I would remove the map light before selling the car and store it away for the next one.  That said, I think the whole wiring assembly you have would be a little bit much for me.

I am intrigued by your comment that Cougar map lights are different in shape and dimensions.  Here is a zoomed crop of your map light:


[Image: Zoomed.jpg]


and this is a 1969-70 Cougar Eliminator map light:
[Image: 1970_Eliminator_top_small.jpg]

To me they look quite similar apart from the location of the switch, are you saying the Mustang one is longer and/or wider?


Cheers,
Brian
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(01-13-2018, 06:13 AM)bac Wrote:
(01-13-2018, 05:18 AM)eddyw Wrote: Is this for keeping the car for a while(hobby) or just to make money by a quick car flip?

I have this one for spare but I sell it only complete like showing in the picture...

A Cougar maplight = different shape and dimensions.

Hi Eddy, I've not yet decided whether this car will be a long term keeper - I will have to wait until I see it in the flesh and decide how much time and expense there would be to get it how I want it.  If it turns out I don't keep it, I would remove the map light before selling the car and store it away for the next one.  That said, I think the whole wiring assembly you have would be a little bit much for me.

I am intrigued by your comment that Cougar map lights are different in shape and dimensions.  Here is a zoomed crop of your map light:


[Image: Zoomed.jpg]


and this is a 1969-70 Cougar Eliminator map light:
[Image: 1970_Eliminator_top_small.jpg]

To me they look quite similar apart from the location of the switch, are you saying the Mustang one is longer and/or wider?



You can also going for the 3D printing available here on this site : 

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-cent...ght--28072?
highlight=Map+light

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-cent...=map+light
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(01-13-2018, 06:54 AM)eddyw Wrote: You can also going for the 3D printing available here on this site : 

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-cent...ght--28072?
highlight=Map+light

https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-cent...=map+light

Very interesting! I wonder if Paul would be willing to make the 3D model file available?


Cheers,
Brian
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runninpony 
Bought one from Paul. Light is outstanding!


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I got the original test one from Paul. Fit perfect and works great.

'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

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ok its been a while and lots of parts are still in bags and boxes, is a map light standard or an option? I cant ever recall having one.
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(01-14-2018, 02:00 AM)libram Wrote: ok its been a while and lots of parts are still in bags and boxes, is a map light standard or an option? I cant ever recall having one.

It was an option - part of the convenience package I believe.

Thinking about the hard work that's already been done to get the housing modeled up for a 3D printer - would love to have access to that then I could do one myself.  Failing that, if I could get precise measurements it should be possible to knock something up.


Cheers,
Brian
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OK, looks like a used original part is going to be well outside my budget.

Still interested in following up whether I could modify a 69-70 Cougar part to fit, so if anyone could let me know the dimensions of an original Mustang map light housing I'll have a better idea if it's going to be possible.

Thanks in advance!


Cheers,
Brian
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