cbeck, sorry about the late reply as I have been gone for a week.cbeck wrote: ↑Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:41 pmFront end all together except for shocks. Some kind of mumbo jumbo concerning the shocks, supposed to ship from bilstein ca within 2 weeks. Started laying out the front wiring harness. Not much changed there except for the dash bar being 3" taller, and the wires being 3" shorter.Bought some $5.99 led strips. As supplied adhesive is already failing. 1 strip for a plate lite and 2 for a dome lite.
For several reasons I don't think I would put those strips on the underside of the tubes, especially overheard (not completely comfortable with the side mounts either. As you have said: the stick-em has already started to let go; if they fell at the wrong time they could end up being a problem because of the potential of them getting in the way of your driving. At least I would put some zip-ties to tie them in place.
Another reason might be that the overhead strips are mounted to the front of the cage in your rail, ahead of where you might be sitting so there is the potential of when turned on at night (especially) the intense(?) glow could reduce you vision potential by shining in your eyes or washing out your gauges.
Try this: if you have done it already, darken the garage, sit in the seat and turn them on to see what, if any, problems that may come up.
In the old days hot rod light buckets were located in the front of the rail and were mounted down low things were on (the size of the script OK is proportional to what OK means) but when additional lights were mounted on the top of the cage then the lights reflected back to the driver off the chrome (or even painted) buckets and as well the AL beams especially if polished. Some guys used to mount lights on the cage's A-pillar cross-tube that the gauges and/or steering used which had the same reflection problem (when there were light buckets in the front of the rail). Granted things have change and things have changed so now there are additional things to think about .
For what it is worth.