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Need help making my light bar.

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by RCASTILLO, May 10, 2011.

  1. May 10, 2011 at 9:45 PM
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    RCASTILLO

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    Vision camper shell, coustom light bar, Hella 500 black magics (2)
    I'm trying to make a n-fab style light bar but I don't know the measurements of the mounting hardware. Is there a place i could find blueprints or something?
     
  2. May 20, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    dmz1241

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    I just made a light bar myself. its nothing to fancy but im proud of it and it gets the job done. mine just mounts to the bumper and sticks out in front of the grill. idk if thats the kind of thing you are looking for or not.
     
  3. May 27, 2011 at 1:03 PM
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    RCASTILLO

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    Yeah just a simple low profile bar. On my last truck i had a Westin Safari light bar but i didn't really like how it came from under the bumper. Now i'm looking to make something like the N-Fab bar that just sticks out.
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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    blue97taco

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    Pics?
     
  5. May 29, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    dmz1241

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    Sorry it took me so long. Haven't been near the computer lately, but here is the best pic i have as of now. i will try to get some close ups of how its mounted tomorrow. It does wabble a bit when on bumpy roads so im gonna have to find a way to fix that which wont be hard. Its not bad enough to effect visibility though when it wabbles. It cost me only about $20 in materials at Home Depot and maybe 2 hours to measure it all up and put it together and mount it. Hope this helps.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. May 29, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    97yota4wd

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    no workie
     
  7. May 29, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    dmz1241

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    shoot, file may be to large. took it from my brothers fancy new camera. ill try again tomorow. my sig pic can suffice for now if you can see it. not sure why you cant see the picture i can for some reason haha.
     
  8. May 31, 2011 at 8:38 PM
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    RCASTILLO

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    Vision camper shell, coustom light bar, Hella 500 black magics (2)
    Thanks for the help but i've got a second gen. But i did figure out the easiest way to mount to the bumper and the bar will be no problem. Thanks again though.
     
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