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 Post subject: My fabrication skills in action
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 6:11 pm 
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Since life interfered once again, and I'm unable to get my 'Boiler' roof rack as planned,
and I'd already purchased the lights, I decided to put my fabrication skills to the test. :BANANA: :BANANA: :BANANA: :BANANA:

Thanks to Kugellager for giving my the idea for mounting, and to Boiler for the wiring. :rockon:

The bar is constructed from 2 X 1 inch 14 gauge tubing, with welded 1/4 inch cap plates.
The cap plates were drilled and tapped for 1/4 X 20 bolts to make installation easier,
and also allowing me to return the KJ to stock by simply removing 4 bolts, and pulling
the wiring.

The side brackets 3/16th steel plate custom cut by yours truly. :pepper: :pepper: :pepper: :pepper:

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Obviously, the first things to go will be the ugly "smiley face" light covers. :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

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I'll be finishing the test fittings tonight, then break everything down for paint.

Tomorrow, I figure out the routing of the wiring, and with luck, have operational lights before Monday.

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 Post subject: Re: My fabrication skills in action
PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 6:57 pm 
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Looks good :JEEPIN:


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 Post subject: Re: My fabrication skills in action
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Mission accomplished!!! :pepper: :BANANA: :pepper: :BANANA: :pepper: :BANANA:

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.... and they work too!!!! :JEEPIN: :JEEPIN:

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.... yeah..... couldn't hang with the smiley faces, so a little rattle can black paint will do the trick
until I can get some better covers.

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I guess I should have taken photos of the wiring and mounting........ :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Now..... waiting patiently for darkness ...... the lights must be properly aimed..... :rockon: :rockon:

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Jeep owner, and all around swell guy.


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 Post subject: Re: My fabrication skills in action
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 10:07 pm 
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Looking good as per usual!

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Nice job.

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Nice Job!!

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Looks great and I love the color of your KJ!

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