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Custom Light Bar, Ultra Stealth

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Johnny E, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Mar 22, 2013 at 10:03 PM
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    Johnny E

    Johnny E [OP] Active Member

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    Anytime Fog Light Mod, 3 Ball Shifter,Custom Behind the Grill Light Mount and PIAA 4" ATP's, Custom Quick Release Bed Divider, Headache Rack, Trimmed front Mud Flaps, Firestone RideRite Air Bags
    I had to have something that I couldn't find, so I made it

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    Every light bar I saw was either to much or not enough. I wanted stealth and something solid. Everything I saw behind the grill used the rad moounts which are rubber and I can handle no bouncy lights. This fits the 2012's and up, the grill supports etc are very different previously Check out the build pics, click for larger

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    This compound angle is important so you dont stress the grill support. It also provides the stability.

    Midway Fab.jpg
    About 1/2 way thru fab, 5/8" nuts are welded inside the tower caps to attach the light tabs

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    All welded up and ground down ready for paint. its hanging by the center mounting point, key again to the stability of the bar.

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    Ready to install, just remove the light mounts

    Drivers and center mount.jpg
    Here you can see this bar driver side mounting point on the grill support and the central tab mount

    Passanger sside mounting.jpg
    Passenger side mounting

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    Light tabs reinstalled

    Light Mounting Bar.jpg
    This shows how the light tabs come thru the grill. By mounting the PIAA 4" ATPs' with the studs horizontal you need to run a ratchet and extension out from behind the grill to mess with them. Super clean and a bit of security. You do need to bevel the stud head for clearence but thats easy at this point!
     
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  2. Mar 22, 2013 at 10:09 PM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I have been wanting to build a bar identical to this for a year for my 06. Couldn't find a good enough pointing point, or I got lazy and didn't look hard enough. If you decide to make more, and adapt it for a 06 front end, PM me.
     
  3. Mar 22, 2013 at 10:28 PM
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    Johnny E

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    I would need a truck to work on. I recall seeing pics in the site and all the grill support was very different.
     
  4. Mar 23, 2013 at 10:11 AM
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    Johnny E

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    [​IMG]

    BETTER PIC
     
  5. Mar 23, 2013 at 10:20 AM
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    wade9986

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    These are awesome! I would buy one for my 08.
     
  6. Mar 24, 2013 at 7:21 AM
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    knine00

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    Nice work. Looks great!
     
  7. Mar 24, 2013 at 9:18 AM
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    I second that. Let me know if you start building them for 05-11 models.
     
  8. Mar 24, 2013 at 9:25 AM
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    Forster46

    Forster46 Very nice how much?

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    I would build one myself but I just don't have the time anymore.
     
  9. Mar 25, 2013 at 1:17 AM
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    Maximus

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    I need one of these for my '11! great work
     
  10. Mar 25, 2013 at 8:45 AM
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    That's really clean, nice work!
     
  11. Mar 27, 2013 at 6:15 PM
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    Johnny E

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    Thx for the pat on the back guys. I have tracked down a 2010 within my circle of friends, now to see if he wants to be the test rig
     
  12. Mar 29, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    And after you're done fabricating one for the '10 grill, you can work on a '11 grille :D
     
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