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Old 03-27-2011, 08:23 PM
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yea it just takes time. thats how it was building my roll bar. but shoot i dont have 60 bucks in it. my dad got me my lights. it can be done rite just takes time
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:03 AM
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Picked some strut up today and some brackets. Pics soon if i make progress
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Old 03-28-2011, 10:55 AM
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Needs a little modifications, but its pretty close to done as far as the actual mounting goes. Then i just gotta wire and we done!!!!


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Heres so mock up pics. Excuse how low the front is, im having torsion bar problems and waiting on ford to get parts in to fix it.



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Old 03-28-2011, 11:18 AM
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why are you using speaker wire?
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:22 AM
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why are you using speaker wire?
Its what i had laying around. Its not like speaker wire vs any other wire makes a huge difference and its all gunna be covered up anyway. Sheesh.

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Or will it make a difference?
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:37 AM
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Hope you like using those lights for "show" rather than "go" because like I said before, all they are going to light up is the top of your cab, hood and maybe a few feet in front of the truck, due to the lenses being fluted. which makes the light into a very short range "flood lamp" unless that is what you want.
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:40 AM
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Hope you like using those lights for "show" rather than "go" because like I said before, all they are going to light up is the top of your cab, hood and maybe a few feet in front of the truck, due to the lenses being fluted. which makes the light into a very short range "flood lamp" unless that is what you want.
I know that. They are area flood lights from a light bar. it is mainly for looks. But im gunna get some new bulbs eventually im just building this for fun and for something to do right now. It wont be hard to get new bulbs put in once i decide too. And i mean honestly im in this thing about 17 bucks right now. Any lights are better than no lights.

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Old 03-28-2011, 12:30 PM
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Personally dude, if youre going for looks, take them off. IMO it looks tacky, thrown together, and offcentered. Not being "picky", I just dont want you to be seen with those on your truck. People will laugh at you.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:04 PM
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Yeah. It woulda looked good all painted black and shit but whatever. I was working on getting the mounts centered so it wasnt off (i realized that) but i figured out those brackets want you to drill into the side of the roof. I dont wanna do that. I already have bad enough rust from the antenna hole up top after it hit a tree branch and broke seal. Eh, it was a fun little thing to throw together and if i really really put more time into it it could look good but you guys are right. Too much half assery and too much work to make it right. Ill just save for a real one or do some bumper mounts.

On a side note, i just ordered 3" body lift, 15x10 pro comp rock crawlers, and 33x12.50 duratracs! HEEEELLLLL YEEAAAAHHHHHH
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:09 PM
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Its what i had laying around. Its not like speaker wire vs any other wire makes a huge difference and its all gunna be covered up anyway. Sheesh.

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way too much resistance for powering those lights effectively.


and new bulbs won't change the beam pattern, it's the lens that does that.
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Old 03-28-2011, 01:14 PM
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way too much resistance for powering those lights effectively.


and new bulbs won't change the beam pattern, it's the lens that does that.
Yeah well you know what i meant. Theres a bulb behind the lens yeah but the whole thing is one assembly. Once these lights go bad theres no replacing the bulb its like one whole thing. But i gave up anyway lol
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:48 PM
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Not to go off topic here, but dude, you need an alignment... bad.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:58 PM
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Not to go off topic here, but dude, you need an alignment... bad.
No i need the nut the torsion bar adjuster screws in to.

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i could use an alignment but thats not causing the issue youre seeing
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:14 PM
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If it was me I would bring the whole bar up as far as I could.
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Old 03-28-2011, 07:51 PM
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id keep the light idea man. get you a "carr bar" and some real lights. i like the set up and idea you have. lights are awesome. for like a 150 you could have you a sweet set up
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