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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piercedtiger, Dec 28, 2007.

  1. Jan 10, 2021 at 6:04 AM
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    doityerself

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    Not Enough and it continues...
    I'm not sure of the rating on the stock lamps. Mine are aftermarket anyway. I personally just like the option of running them if I want to. I wouldn't run them all the time.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2021 at 5:54 AM
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    henryp

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    Didn’t do the mod but always ran my headlights and fogs while driving for years. Turns out my headlamps weren’t made for staying on constantly and got them replaced under a tsb (after 4-5 years). Fogs didn’t have a problem.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2021 at 1:19 PM
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    redbeards_taco

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  4. Jan 16, 2021 at 10:57 PM
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    Syko1

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    Home made PVC Sport bar/roll bar. Plug and play no holes drilled can be removed in 5 minutes. 20210116_213337.jpg
     
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  5. Jan 16, 2021 at 11:21 PM
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    Burica

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    Cheapest mod and first mod for me was the dealer license plate frame with the dealer's name all over it in white letters on a black frame. Spray painted front and back frames all black. Looks much better.
     
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  6. Jan 17, 2021 at 11:50 AM
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    jnossoff

    jnossoff 2000 EC Pre-Runnerwith Leer 122 Camper shell

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    Is that functional (what does it do?) at all, or cosmetic, or something in between?
     
  7. Jan 17, 2021 at 12:08 PM
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    henryp

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    Looks like it holds the lights.
     
  8. Jan 17, 2021 at 12:54 PM
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    Exactly it is cosmetic and functional. It holds light bar as intended. It was something I had in my head to build and I just had to do it. I get many compliments and happy with the results. It was fun to make it.
     
  9. Jan 17, 2021 at 2:11 PM
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    Hyperbarics

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    Can we get some more pictures and angles? I was going to build a headache rack out of 1.25 steel pipe and never got around to it.. the pipe bender I have access to is terrible.

    PVC is kind of hilarious and awesome. More pics!
     
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  10. Jan 17, 2021 at 3:01 PM
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    Sure here ya go. All you need is 6 45 degree elbows and 2 inch PVC. And it locks in place using bed rail system.20210114_140504.jpg 20210114_140504.jpg 20210114_140510.jpg
     
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  11. Jan 17, 2021 at 3:03 PM
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    Here more picsScreenshot_20210114-152555_Gallery.jpg
     
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  12. Jan 17, 2021 at 3:04 PM
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    Syko1

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    It is very strong locked in place no vibration or movement
     
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  13. Jan 17, 2021 at 4:48 PM
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    Good looking truck! :thumbsup: Pool cleaners in California have it made. :boink:
     
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  14. Jan 23, 2021 at 10:52 AM
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    Stuff with some other black things
    So what is the bracket you are using to attach it to the bed rail? Custom made or store bought? Pictures please. TIA
     
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  15. Jan 23, 2021 at 2:55 PM
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    So as you can see I made 2 brackets out of flashing that is screwed into PVC. Than I have the bracket I made to be mounted with the bed rail bracket. To remove just remove both bedrail brackets and my light bar wiring I soldered 2 male to female connections so it can just be unplugged if I want to remove it. The PVC that is up against the rubber window molding mounted with 2 layers of 10lb double sided mounting foam. No vibrations no movement. 20210123_130946.jpg 20210123_131018.jpg 20210123_131120.jpg 20210123_131129.jpg
     
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  16. Jan 23, 2021 at 8:04 PM
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    jnossoff

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    @Mandy3206 Hope you are still out there! Does the end of the stock rod that engages the elevator/winch fit through the 1 1/2" pipe (If that is what you use to engage the elevator/winch.).
    Tire Change Tools Winch wrench 448x336.jpg Spare Tire Winch and Tool 480 x 640.jpg
     
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  17. Feb 14, 2021 at 6:54 PM
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    Looks real good!
     
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  18. Feb 15, 2021 at 5:59 PM
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    Great idea I will be doing mine this weekend
     
  19. Mar 6, 2021 at 5:29 PM
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    new guy subbing for hints!!
     
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  20. Mar 7, 2021 at 3:22 PM
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    Cleared up the oxidation on the headlights in both my truck and the wife's car. Not a permanent fix (no uv protection so it'll just oxidize again) but made a huge improvement using aluminum and mag polish and then a coat of wax. Also clay-bar'd and waxed both windshields. Both worth every ounce of effort and free since I already had everything.
     
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