A Pillar Spotlight - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


Exterior Semi-Tech General discussion of exterior for the Ford Ranger.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-19-2007
team_insanity's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bristol, TN
Posts: 63
A Pillar Spotlight

I ran across someone selling one of those A Pillar swivel spotlights like you see in a police cruiser. I was wondering if anyone has any experience mounting one of these things. How hard is it to do? Will it mess up my truck (i.e. weaken the pillar)? Will it look stupid? My boss' city vehicle ('05 Ex) has one, and it looks pretty sharp, and I know they are handy, but I already have 7 offroad lights mounted so it's not a necessity.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-19-2007
mental ambiguity
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
Robin over at generation-edge.info had them on his truck. I always thought they looked pretty good.. He did 'em on both sides. I know he's got an account here too, but I know he doesn't get on much. rockingrobin69 (I think) is is username here and there..
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-19-2007
ScottG's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Lewiston, Maine
Posts: 4,926
Quote:
Originally Posted by mental ambiguity
Robin over at generation-edge.info had them on his truck. I always thought they looked pretty good.. He did 'em on both sides. I know he's got an account here too, but I know he doesn't get on much. rockingrobin69 (I think) is is username here and there..
i thought he just mounted lights on his mirrors?


its been so long since ive seen it
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2007
mental ambiguity
Unregistered User
 
Posts: n/a
Nope, those were holes drilled through the pillars, mounted just like the coppers. It actually looked pretty sweet.. I thought about doing it to mine, cept I don't wheel it any more..
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-19-2007
99ranger4x4's Avatar
RF Veteran
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 12,198
i want to do it, but it doesn't look like there's enough, pillar, to drill through lol
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-19-2007
country346's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: East , Texas
Posts: 459
ditto Ive wanted to do this for awhile now for use at work , so i dont have to roll down the window to use the Qbeam . Does anybody know how ?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-20-2007
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Denver, CO
Posts: 57
They are very easy to mount once you get over the fact that you are drilling through the pillar. I use strictly Unity lights just like the police so I felt assured I was getting a good & thought through product. If you need any help, just holler & I will do my best to pass along any tips & knowledge I have. I start college tomorrow so I will not be around as much as I used to be but you can get me here, my site or just e-mail me @ [email protected] I don't drive a Ranger anymore but I do drive a 1986 Isuzu Trooper II. Yes. I have installed the spotlight on it as well.

Robin...
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-20-2007
team_insanity's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Bristol, TN
Posts: 63
If you have a pic of the light installed on the Ranger that you could post up, that would be great.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-20-2007
pastfinder's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,252
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 08-20-2007
KARPE's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Valrico, Fl 33594
Posts: 4,748
to answer one of the OP's questions, Any hole drilled through the body will be a weak point, but honestly the A-pillar is not that strong to begin with. Just avoid standing on your roof, or rolling over and you should be fine.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unity Post Mount Police Spotlight - KY SteelDirigible Interior, Exterior, Electrical, & Misc. 2 10-25-2011 02:32 PM
electrical guru's required: spotlight bulb upgrades rangerrunner11 General Technical & Electrical 2 06-23-2011 06:59 AM
Dual Pillar Pods HighRollerII Interior Semi-Tech 23 01-27-2006 07:50 PM
Where to find a-pillar? FoMoCoFiddy Interior Semi-Tech 7 03-13-2005 04:58 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:42 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.