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Old 03-05-2011, 09:48 PM
125ranger 125ranger is offline
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Default Fabricated my grill for some spotlights (pics)

Okay so I took off my grill tonight, and I wanted to make my spotlights be in my grill instead of buying a brush guard to mount them on, and I didn't want to mount them on my front bumper. So here's some pictures of what I did. I'm still not done, I'm going to have to caulk them in or something to get them to stay. I'll have them adjusted so they work properly of course.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:50 PM
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you expect caulk to hold them in?
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:55 PM
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Looks good. Good luck getting them to stay
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:07 PM
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you expect caulk to hold them in?
I haven't decided what will work best, If you guys have any Ideas your welcome to share on how to get them to hold still.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:12 PM
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Default Re: Fabricated my grill for some spotlights (pics)

2 part epoxy FTW!!!!

I think that's going to look sweet! GR8 idea if you can work out a way to secure them and still be able to remove them for bulb changes. Keep us updated.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:13 PM
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Default Re: Fabricated my grill for some spotlights (pics)

Pretty cool idea, I know they make a grill like that for the f-150's and super duties, if you get them to stay it'll look great
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:15 PM
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Default Re: Fabricated my grill for some spotlights (pics)

I'd suggest a piece of metal or platic mounted to the back of the grill to hold the light in place. Looks really good I've been considering the lights behind the grill but this looks like a good option.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:21 PM
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Default Re: Fabricated my grill for some spotlights (pics)

Oh yeah the bulbs in them are 6k 35wat, they'l match my 6k hi/lo.

And I think I will be using the bracket, and epoxy Idea. I'm going to try to leave the back open so I can do a bulb change I might not be able to tho.

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Old 03-05-2011, 10:28 PM
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Default Re: Fabricated my grill for some spotlights (pics)

I have been playin with the same idea but havent figured out how to mount them securly yet.post up some finshed pics once its back in.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:33 PM
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I have been playin with the same idea but havent figured out how to mount them securly yet.post up some finshed pics once its back in.
Will do, It'l be securely mounted trust me that. I won't stop till it is.

Here's a picture of the front before I took of the grill.
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Old 03-05-2011, 10:56 PM
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Default Re: Fabricated my grill for some spotlights (pics)

I like the concept.

You'll definitely need some brackets behind or attached to the grill, but it looks do-able.

Maybe epoxy some 1/8" thick flat bar to the top & bottom of the grille, probably need to put some 90* bends in the metal at the top & bottom, might even have room for a couple screws.

From the looks of the front end & turn signal/markers you have a 98/99, I believe they have a very similar grille to my 96. I've been wanting to come up with an inventive method for mounting lights in my grille... I may have to try something like this whenever I get a new grille for my truck... that way I can cut up the old one to practice on.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:03 PM
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i had picked up some 4" baja designs sol teks to do something similar to this and post pics, but i bought the lights before i measured behind my grill. my trans cooler is right where the lights are supposed to go. oh well.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:18 PM
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Default Re: Fabricated my grill for some spotlights (pics)

That is so bad ass bro. It reminds me of the Stang's. I also like how its different from everyone else because everyone either puts them behind their grill or they mount them on a bar.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:38 PM
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I like the concept.

You'll definitely need some brackets behind or attached to the grill, but it looks do-able.

Maybe epoxy some 1/8" thick flat bar to the top & bottom of the grille, probably need to put some 90* bends in the metal at the top & bottom, might even have room for a couple screws.

From the looks of the front end & turn signal/markers you have a 98/99, I believe they have a very similar grille to my 96. I've been wanting to come up with an inventive method for mounting lights in my grille... I may have to try something like this whenever I get a new grille for my truck... that way I can cut up the old one to practice on.

Yep it's a 99, and I defiantly will be taking your advice.
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Old 03-05-2011, 11:44 PM
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Default Re: Fabricated my grill for some spotlights (pics)

Go go go! Will look awesome when they are securely in there! I would suggest brackets to. You could run them behind the grill lines to somewhat hide them
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