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 Post subject: Made light bar for Hella 500's
PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:12 pm 
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I figured I'd post this here for people looking for different ideas. I made the light bar out of 1" rigid aluminum conduit that way I don't have to worry about chipping paint or rusting. Just polish it up every now and then. I attached it with 4 screws through the bumper and into the metal. I used some 1/4" self tapping screws to attach the lights to the conduit. They feel pretty rigid. I wired the switch's +12v from the parking light(rather than the headlight per hella's instructions) that way they can only be on if I have my parking lights on. That way I'll still get the warning chime if I forget I have them on. I think it turned out really well so I thought I'd share.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:15 pm 
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sweet install!
And don't worry about "forgetting" if you leave them on, you will know if they are on!


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Looks good! And yea, if you leave them on, you do notice when you get out.

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NICE LOOKING BAR
great work did you do the wielding on that yourself ?
Looks good :) :)

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Looks great, makes the Jeep very angry, almost a snarl to it ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Made light bar for Hella 500's
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2008 12:18 pm 
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Yeah it looks good.
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I attached it with 4 screws through the bumper and into the metal. I used some 1/4" self tapping screws to attach the lights to the conduit. They feel pretty rigid.

You need to wheel it hard (off-road) and report back to us.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 3:28 pm 
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Looks good. Just so you know, there is no metal under the bumper cover just some more plastic.

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you can hit the frame rail if you come in 3.5 inches from where it dips down to the center section and then out 1 inch from the grill, drill there and you can access from underneath to install lights or a light bar

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