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View Poll Results: Is this a good or bad idea?
Good Idea! 7 25.00%
Bad Idea! 16 57.14%
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:32 AM
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Look, there isn't really any way to mount anything to my roof without drilling holes or putting screws into my roof. It isn't going to leak, I used the same sealant that's used on the windows in the house you live in so unless your windows start leaking my roof wont start leaking. And just to prove it right now it's raining in Orlando and there's no leaking. I know you guys aren't trying to criticize me or anything but I'm just telling you my aide of the story. And to anyone who thought it looked good and is planning on doing this thanks and if you have any questions feel free to post them.
Daytime pictures, like 4 people have requested already.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:54 AM
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I know you guys aren't trying to criticize me or anything
actually, i am. there are way better ways to make a light bar and attach it to your vehicle than what you have "made"
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Old 03-01-2011, 11:30 AM
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actually, i am. there are way better ways to make a light bar and attach it to your vehicle than what you have "made"
x2. Research roof racks. There are light bars made for rangers. I would attach it to your bed like a roll bar before I drilled into my roof.

Let's say a year later you don't like it anymore. Then what? You have open holes that even if you fill with house silicone, are still going to show.

The next owner of your truck comes along and will turn your truck down because you drilled holes in your roof.

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Old 03-01-2011, 11:46 AM
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I wouldn't mind doing this, but no way in hell id drill into my roof, But shit it's your truck don't let critics bug yuh, I'd have to figure something else out. maybe i could attach it to my topper, spent 20 buck on my topper. wouldn't bug me that much to drill into it.
where did you get the steel for it? looks good by the way. =]
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:57 PM
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Dood i am sorry but you fucked your truck.No disrespect intended and i usually dont say anything but what would possess you to do this? For around the same price you could have got a dick cepek gutter mount light bar or something similiar or you could have gone ghetto and used a gutter mount roof rack and run the wires properly rather than swiss cheese your roof using sheet metal screws and drywall anchors.
there is no way to use a gutter mount light bar since theres no gutter on the roof of my ranger. and to install gutters im pretty sure i would have to drill into my roof anyway.

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I wouldn't mind doing this, but no way in hell id drill into my roof, But shit it's your truck don't let critics bug yuh, I'd have to figure something else out. maybe i could attach it to my topper, spent 20 buck on my topper. wouldn't bug me that much to drill into it.
where did you get the steel for it? looks good by the way. =]
Thanks for the approval! My dad works for Gexpro Supply so he picked up some of the metal for me. They should carry it at Home Depot or Lowes or any big time hardware store. Just go in and ask for a steel strut they should know what your talking about; you may have to cut it though, mine was originally a 10 foot piece but i cut it down to 5. Then just get the brackets to mount it. I'm not sure what type of brackets i used but I'm sure you could find them if someone at the store points you in the right direction. Again, make sure all the parts are resistant to rust.

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x2. Research roof racks. There are light bars made for rangers. I would attach it to your bed like a roll bar before I drilled into my roof.

Let's say a year later you don't like it anymore. Then what? You have open holes that even if you fill with house silicone, are still going to show.

The next owner of your truck comes along and will turn your truck down because you drilled holes in your roof.

Just saying... fwiw, criticism always good whether its positive or negative. Its how we learn.

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well in a couple years when i do get a new truck i plan on keeping this truck and using it as a mud truck only. sop it isnt really going to matter wether or not someone "approves" of the holes in my roof.

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actually, i am. there are way better ways to make a light bar and attach it to your vehicle than what you have "made"
ok, since you seem to know of a better way to build a light bar for your truck how exactly would you do it?
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:57 PM
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There is so many things that I would like to say, but I think I am just going to hold back on this one
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:02 PM
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There is so many things that I would like to say, but I think I am just going to hold back on this one
feel free, its not like your the first one. i appreciate criticism as long as its not something thats already been said or something that isnt true like its going to leak or something.

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Daytime pictures, like 4 people have requested already.
sorry about not having the daytime pictures yet. its noting personal to you and everyone else who requested them. i have school and work all day so by the time i think to take a picture to post on here its already too dark. i will try to do it tomorrow though. again, im sorry.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:06 PM
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I just have one comment to make... (yes it has already been said before)
To each his own...
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:18 PM
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I just have one comment to make... (yes it has already been said before)
To each his own...
Thanks, and I know i have been replying negatively to a lot of the criticism on this thread but all I want to say that this is a cheap mod. it does not say anywhere in this thread that is going to be perfect or look professional. It is a cheap mod that gives you a place to mount your lights if you dont have a roll bar or grill guard and (like me) had trouble mounting them on your bumper. i have no problem with criticism or advice but dont tell me things like:

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Dood i am sorry but you fucked your truck
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I'm with the other 2. NEVER would i drill into my roof. you may not see any leakage so far but it'll be soaked into your headliner soon.

May be comin off as a dick but this is stupid.
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I had to reread this post just to make sure i hadnt missunderstood or over reacted and once again i mean no disrespect but, Really? were you actually concerned about damaging the screws?
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i'm curious to know how the hell drilling holes into your cab and ruining a perfectly good truck is cheaper than buying a light bar. i'm even from florida originally and think this is an abomination.
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actually, i am. there are way better ways to make a light bar and attach it to your vehicle than what you have "made"
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x2. Research roof racks. There are light bars made for rangers. I would attach it to your bed like a roll bar before I drilled into my roof.

Let's say a year later you don't like it anymore. Then what? You have open holes that even if you fill with house silicone, are still going to show.

The next owner of your truck comes along and will turn your truck down because you drilled holes in your roof.

Just saying... fwiw, criticism always good whether its positive or negative. Its how we learn.

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these are not criticisms, what GGlighting said is criticism. he just said "to each his own" and i respect that. but for anyone thinking that its going to leak, that it reduces the value of my truck, or that it damages my truck. none of these things are true. the holes are completely sealed, im not selling my truck so i am not concerned with its value, and it didnt damage anything, i personally am happy that i did this and would reccomend it to people, as long as its done correctly!

so pleases, stop posting the same things over and over again when they arent true. i am perfectly fine with criticism and advice but thats not what the posts above are.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:26 PM
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who cares its HIS TRUCK what dont people get about that? Ill paint my damn truck pink if I wanted. But I wont. I think its a good job.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:27 PM
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i think you should definitely paint it pink
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:28 PM
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who cares its HIS TRUCK what dont people get about that? Ill paint my damn truck pink if I wanted. But I wont. I think its a good job.
Thanks DiabloBlanco, i appreciate it. im glad at least a few people approve of this! lol
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:31 PM
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:32 PM
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I personally am happy that i did this and would reccomend it to people, as long as its done correctly!
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The way you mounted it is not correct, so how do you recommend it to other people? Using drywall anchors and some random steel you found laying around with self tapping screws is not a proper way to make a light bar. Also, putting lights on the bumper with a simple L bracket is not hard and would give you the same benefit as putting them on the roof.
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Thanks DiabloBlanco, i appreciate it. im glad at least a few people approve of this! lol
No problem man.
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