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My light bar build

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ethanfoy, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. Mar 3, 2012 at 1:54 PM
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    ethanfoy

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    well decided to build me a light bar. i used a old weight lifting bar. All it is its heavy duty piping to me haha. so ill show you the progress pics. the over all length of the bar is 59.5" long.So i measured between the th chrome parts oon the bumper and it was 27" between them. I marked that on the bar put it in the vice and bent there. I put a long pipe on there to get more leverage.Right now im working on tabs for the lights. Sorry in advance for the unorganized post.

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  2. Mar 3, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    Check the build
    look forward to the finish product
     
  3. Mar 3, 2012 at 7:50 PM
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    got the light tabs on

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  4. Mar 4, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    i need to go pick up more tubing, but im grounded from driving right now so i will have to wait on finishing it up.i plan on having it done by next weekend. If anyone has any cheap lights they would sell pm me. thanks
     
  5. Mar 4, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    You can get hella 500's for about $80 a pair...thats pretty damn cheap even for new.

    And if you are on a serious budget go get some walmart lights. Some of them are pretty good for the price. And if they ever break keep the box and exchange them, because walmart has a pretty lenient return policy
     
  6. Mar 5, 2012 at 1:43 AM
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    hell you can find used hellas for damn cheap sometimes. I got 4 with 55w HIDs already in them for 100 bucks.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2012 at 7:26 AM
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    Look at build!
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    Nice. good luck w/build.
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:28 PM
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    thanks guys, well i havn't been able to finish it i finally got m a job working thur.-sat. don't get home till bout 1100 at night and the rest of the weekdays im doing my school work. so i don't have much time for anything.
     
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