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Chris.S.
02-19-2009, 03:38 PM
Got my homemade light bar on. Main purpose of it was to get the lights on there so that I've got the wiring inplace for down the road when I plan to replace the Princess auto lights with good ones and buy a proper frame mounted light bar....
http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2380/52/117/531386639/n531386639_1907510_8277.jpg
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2380/52/117/531386639/n531386639_1907511_8627.jpg

Got it all wired up properly, and those 4 100watt bulbs sure light things up. Middle 2 are spotlights that cast a nice long beam and the two ouside cast a nice broad beam...

redman
02-19-2009, 03:44 PM
where is the duct tape?

Taxidermy
02-19-2009, 04:17 PM
Good job on those light.

Where are you - snow and some melting?

Chris.S.
02-19-2009, 04:25 PM
where is the duct tape?

It's very carefully hidden....

Good job on those light.

Where are you - snow and some melting?

Thanks

I'm in Kelowna, pics were at the end of Hollywood Rd N.

bigblueford
02-20-2009, 04:31 PM
in the summer all those lights right infront of your grill could cause some over heating issues....just some food for thought

theborges
02-20-2009, 04:39 PM
lets see some closer up pics. looks good from a distance but what about up close?

Melvin
02-20-2009, 08:13 PM
scared of the dark??

vajayjay
02-20-2009, 08:25 PM
looks pretty good for a home made thingamajig[cheers]

FU Toolbag
02-20-2009, 08:35 PM
Jerry rigged? Why not just drill holes in your bumper and mount em there? Just wondering why the alu peice? Or did it already have those holes in there from another set of lights and you wanted to add more. Is it going to give you some trouble cooling in the summer?

Chris.S.
02-22-2009, 10:07 AM
in the summer all those lights right infront of your grill could cause some over heating issues....just some food for thought

I'm thinking/hoping not but I'll find out when summer comes I s'pose. it doesn't block as much air as it looks like so I'm not too worried....

scared of the dark??

Maybe a little...

Jerry rigged? Why not just drill holes in your bumper and mount em there? Just wondering why the alu peice? Or did it already have those holes in there from another set of lights and you wanted to add more. Is it going to give you some trouble cooling in the summer?

I designed/built it to be completely removable without leaving any marks. There's no alum on it, maybe you mean the flat pieces right against the bumper? Those are to protect my bumper from the bolt heads that I tapped into the bar to adjust/stabilize it. The brackets are made of 1/4" plate steel and the bar made of galvanized...

lets see some closer up pics. looks good from a distance but what about up close?

Close-up:
http://photos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2472/52/117/531386639/n531386639_1919695_1770.jpg


The wiring:
http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2472/52/117/531386639/n531386639_1919696_2145.jpg


Where the wiring passes through the rad wall:
http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2472/52/117/531386639/n531386639_1919697_2511.jpg


The adjuster/stabilizers:
http://photos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2472/52/117/531386639/n531386639_1919699_3224.jpg


Mounting brackets:
http://photos-e.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v2472/52/117/531386639/n531386639_1919700_3607.jpg


Fuses can be seen, relays are inside the stock fuse box:
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2472/52/117/531386639/n531386639_1919698_2852.jpg


The switches:
http://photos-f.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v2472/52/117/531386639/n531386639_1919701_3964.jpg

Little Samurai
02-22-2009, 10:46 AM
Fairly clean install, looks good. I would be worried about the EMT holding water and rusting all over your white bumper but otherwise a pretty ingenuitive design.[cheers]

nonhighwayservice
02-22-2009, 11:49 AM
if thats just jimmy rigged, I can't imagine you good work.