interior light on a cub

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interior light on a cub

Postby spaceghost » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:32 pm

I use my 1959 lo-boy for snow plowing my driveway. During cold dark nights when I am plowing snow I can not see anything below my knees. I can’t see the amp gauge, the step, the paddles, the shift, or my feet for that matter. Getting on and off the cub can be a little dangerous in the dark so I decided to do something about it.

I bought a number plate light from an auto parts store and bolted it to a piece of angle iron (that stuff that the garage door guys use with all the holes in it) My cub is 6 volt so I was able to order a 6 volt light bulb from a web site. I bolted the angel iron to the front part of the deluxe seat.

The next step was to run a hot wire to the light switch on the cub. So now when I turn on my head lights the interior light comes on. Works reel well, give it a try.

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Postby grumpy » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:42 pm

Good job. I'll be adding that to mine. :D :D
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Postby Jackman » Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:44 pm

I like that a good practical ideal 8) , I be doing that mod also :D ......
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Postby Buzzard Wing » Tue Jan 09, 2007 11:26 pm

The Cub that just followed me home has a 'dash' light.

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Guess when I do the wiring I will power it. It shouldn't be too bright as it has a 'shade' on it.
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Postby Kodiak » Wed Jan 10, 2007 7:16 am

When I rebuilt my cub a couple of years ago I used backlit guages and wired them into the headlights, so they are lit when the lights are on.
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Postby George Willer » Wed Jan 10, 2007 9:21 am

Kodiak wrote:When I rebuilt my cub a couple of years ago I used backlit guages and wired them into the headlights, so they are lit when the lights are on.


Scruffy has lighted gauges. :D
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Postby Rudi » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:57 am

spaceghost:

Nice Idea. This is where it belongs... easy to find... I may incorporate this into Ellie whilst I am working on other projects with her as well..

Thanks for the neat idea. :!: :wink: :idea: :lol: 8) 8)
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