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Old 03-04-2009
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mounting lights on fiber glass

well my question is has anyone with a fiberglass camper top mounted lights on the cap by drilling and mounting on the fiberglass. im asking becasue i just got a camper top for my stepside and since they dont really make a roof rack for it i was tossing the idea around about doing it that way.
 
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i dont know too much about this, but if i were to do it I would make sure it is reinforced on a good area on either side of the glass. Like some big washers on both the inside and outside
 
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yea thats what i was plannin on doing
 
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Or go to home depot and get a section of steel flat bar. Say 2 inches wide, and as long as how many lights your going to run. That way you spread the load out across the entire bottom side, while you have large washers on the top under the lights.

Should be fine with that.
 
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JimmyD I think has done this. Try and PM him.
 
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Allright well I got some ***** and went out in the garage and ended up drilling the holes and mounted up the lights I'll take some pics tomorrow morning outside and let me know what y'all think
 
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I'd use some sort of sealant on the inside to keep water out or a rubber washer of some kind.
 
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Yea I used windshield sealent
 
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done and wired up ill take some nite shots tonight of them on but here are some day pics
kclights002.jpg?t=1236281115
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kclights004.jpg?t=1236281171
kclights001.jpg?t=1236281194

and yes i kno my cap needs to be painted i didnt really wana drill holes in new paint and its going to be painted after i get back from bootcamp
 
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Very nice man! Looks really good and clean!
 
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Very clean! And mismatched campers are the way to go! haha
 
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That looks awesome and would match my truck perfect. When can I pick it up?
 
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allright well here are the night pics i said i would put up i like how i went with 2 switches and the way i placed them instead of evenly spaced accross the top it lightes up everything great
kclights005.jpg?t=1236309791
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and thanks for the comments above loved the way it turned out
 
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6 lights would have been awesome
 
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That looks awesome!
 
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That looks good dude. Makes me want a topper
 
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That's a pretty sweet idea

I'd like to do somethin like that for my cap, but those light bars are nice cuz you can turn them down easy if you need the clearence, that looks cleaner tho!
 
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Looks nice.

6 lights would have been better tho'. lol
 
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looks good but i dont like my cap but i like the idea
 
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thanks guys
 
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Very clean! And mismatched campers are the way to go! haha


Hell yeah!!!



Looks good man, you should add a rack behind those lights!


wheres the custom bumper thats in the avatar?


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its not street leagal in my county so i have to swap it out when i go off roading becasue it covers some of my headlight so they say ive been pulled over alot from it
 
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Very clean! And mismatched campers are the way to go! haha

Mismatched campers FTW!!!

Defiantly looks good. Nice and clean. Good job.
 
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