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Old 09-24-2007
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Grille Guard Mounts

I didn't feel like paying $37 for Westin's safari bar I made my own.

Slotted angle Iron (36"): $10.61

Nuts, Bolts, and Washers: $6.46

Haveing an enjoyable afternoon in the garage: Priceless

First I cut the steel using a hacksaw into 2-11" pieces and 2-7" pieces

Then I widened the holes in the steel to allow the 3/8" bolts to slip through. Then I connected them together.

To mount them I unbolted the plastic "skid plate" and popped the plastic grommet out. I then slid the bracket behind it and tightened it all back down.

Heres the finished product.

I will post more pictures when I get the bar on. I got it today but a bunch of the paint was scratched so I have another one on order.
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Old 09-26-2007
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whoa, thats interesting, nice work... how sturdy are they?? sorry i didnt get back to you with the measurements but work has been killing me :( looks good though
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Old 09-26-2007
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yeah, how sturdy are they?
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Old 10-07-2007
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The are actually very sturdy. I think i may put in a cross brace just to make sure they are solid and dont move.

I got the bar mounted and the lights on heres the link:
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