OK, so I recently got a pair of 3" LED pods which I intend to mount to a set of hood hinge brackets from Eric at Relentless Fabrication. Normally, the lights can be bolted right down facing forward, but I want to take this mounting design a little further and need some help. I want to be able to rotate the lights to different angles, or at least 90° so that I can have the lights face completely sideways like alley lights. But I dont want to have to get out a wrench each time I want to swivel the light. It needs to be a quick adjustment. I thought of a wing nut but it would be too hard to access and also may come loose while driving.
Here is a picture of the lights I purchased and already installed onto the same brackets I have (this is another members setup). Notice the large silver "spacer" being used between the hood mount and light bracket... I want to place a spring there instead. Follow along....
Ok so you see the spacer. What I have in mind is to place a heavy grade spring in place of the spacer so that I can push down on the light, swivel it to whatever angle I desire, then release and it will be tight again. Problem is I think it will still swivel around on its own even without being pushed down. Therefor, I need to create some type of notch system between the upper bolt and the light bracket. See picture:
You can see that if i somehow get notches on both the bolt and light bracket, that the light cannot swivel left or right without first being pushed down on the spring, rotated to desired angle, then release. Make sense???
QUESTION: How do I make those notches???
This is what Im having trouble with. Does anyone have a recommendation on how to make this work, or maybe a completely different design to create a locking rotating bracket?