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Finally started my bed light mod

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by hookedontronics, Nov 4, 2010.

  1. Nov 4, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    hookedontronics

    hookedontronics [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So i finally started working on my bed light mods. Been looking at different alternatives for a while and i've read a lot of write ups but i haven't liked any of them. I decided to come up with my own. I found a carling bedlight switch on carlings website and after about a month of searching for it on-line Mud-UK was able to get one for me in red like i had wanted. So then it was on to bed lights...I looked around for about a week straight and finally found some flush mount 12v reverse/back-up lights that i thought would work perfect.

    Next i took a hard piece of plastic about 1/8" tick and jut it up with the jigsaw to fit the side bed pockets. I tried using 1/4" wood but it just kept breaking as the one end had to be very thin for the way i wanted them mounted. I used lock-tite 5min epoxy to glue the plastic pieces in place.

    So then i sanded it all down and dropped them off at line-x and that is where they sit until tomorrow evening. I also mounted a carling 3 switch blank in my center console that i will use for bed lights, off road lights, and a cb radio. I dropped the center console off at line-x as well to get sprayed. I think it will give it a nice look for the rest of the cab, too much silver in there for me.

    Here's some pics:

    The light, gromet and wiring plug
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    Here they are for part numbers and brand
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    My bed pockets modded, before line-x. You can see that i angled the lights both back and down to illuminate the entire bed.
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    The best part of these lights was the total. Everywhere i found these lights on-line they were 30 bucks a piece + the plug and + shipping
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    My carling bed light switch
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    Here is the 3 switch panel i installed in my center console as well
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    So, the center console and bed pockets are at line-x right now and i'll have them back tomorrow. I'll take pics when i get them back and install them.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    austinstaco

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    looks good man
     
  3. Nov 16, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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    RX2RIDE

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    Update???
     
  4. Nov 16, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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    jvallin

    jvallin Well-Known Member

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    would love to see a pic of the lights installed in the bed!:popcorn:
     
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