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Creative, yes. I just hope your not relying on that ROLL-bar in a ROLL-over, 'cause let's face it folks that's what they were invented for, not to look pretty. C'mon . . .
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its just holding up his lights..i dont think he wants to save his truck with it
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you guys can just seem brutal sometimes...well actually MOST of the time
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you guys can just seem brutal sometimes...well actually MOST of the time
we just speak out mind.....
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I know, which I don't have a problem with. I speak my mind too. I guess it's different when you're leaving comments over the internet compared to actually talking to someone in real life. You can't really tell how they are trying to convey things.
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i dont see whats wrong with telling someone your honest opinion about their work.

We dont all have to kiss everyones asses all the time. If i made a cardboard bumper and said its my first time its so sweet, should everyone tell me how awesome it is and how cool it looks? no... i'd expect comments about how crappy it is. sorry, he posted this on a public forum for opinions and i gave him mine
I was raised to say nothing if I had nothing good to say. I could see some constructive criticism with pointers as to how to make it better but just bashing someone's work seems pointless to me. IMHO
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I was raised to say nothing if I had nothing good to say. I could see some constructive criticism with pointers as to how to make it better but just bashing someone's work seems pointless to me. IMHO
I was raised that way as well. But when asking for opinions on a public forum, i will give him my opinion. I dont just go around looking for threads that i agree with or like, or only post in the ones i like. If i see something that i dont agree with, i'm going to speak my mind.
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My first project welding and fabbing something up. i thought it came out ok considering the tools i had to use(not the right ones). But it seems to hold up pretty well. not done painting it yet. and 4 KC daylighters are going to be up top soon.:)
Considering its his first project and his limitations it looks just fine to me. Keep working on your projects and dont let their remarks get you down. We all had to start somewhere and usually with what we have on hand at the time.
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i think it looks good minus the fact that its exhaust tubing. I know someone posted it above but I would say have it line-x'd or do it yourself with any spray on truck liner. If you do that it might hide the fact that its exhaust tube. Just my opinion. Nice job though.
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It looks good for what he wants it to do. We all know that exhaust tubing just isn't going to hold up in a rollover, but if it's primary usage is for lights, and he gets it Rhinolined/Line-X'ed, it should be plenty good for that.

Good job for a first effort.. It may not be up to snuff for many members here, but still a good job for a first effort..
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serves its purpose well
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very nice.. but i still stand by having it finished with linex. It will look sweet.
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I think it ooks great, and it definatly serves its purpose. Hope you are happy with it!! and I second the line-x....that would look sweet
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^^^^ x2. dude i don't get these guys... they don't have to bash his work.. they can say they don't like it but they don't have to be rude about it.
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But of course they do it's the internet, everyone has more intestinal fortitude on the net then they do in person didn't ya know.
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um... would be cool to run your exhaust through all of the tubing, then have a tip come out somewhere.


sorry... but exhaust tubing is meant for one thing, exhaust.

how much does a real roll bar cost?
my roll bar (new) cost $650. from grizzly (now defunct) they charge for the bars, the nuts, bolts, washers, the 4 mounting plates, the bar for the off road lights, everything. it was a rip off but, i wanted one.
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looks good to me, tho i must agree with everyone else about the ezhaust pipe tubing not being a good choice. However considering it was an experiment to see if you could actually do it, It came out good and it looks nice, thats commendable. Now, in the future, you can make a real one that will hold up better and not waste as much material in doing it.

I realise there are some things that you cant just dump $500 on and hope it comes out the way you expected. I know for one, I dont have that kind of money, if i did I wouldnt be driving a ranger!

But, now you know what it takes, how to do it, and what problems to avoid. And best of all, the next time you do it, it will be a faster process, and you may even decide to beef it up a bit to make it stronger or beefier. One of the advantages of trial and error.

and who cares what these people say, the most important part of this whole project is that you feel a sense of accomplishment and YOU like the end result. THATS the most important thing.
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looks good i like it. when i made mine i used an old garage carport thingys frame cut and welded it it looks ok but its only a headache rack light bar.
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I think roll bars look like crap anyway. Spending hundreds of dollars on one is so stupid. If your gonna use one might as well make one for cheap. Good job buddy!
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I see more bashing in this place than anything else. Ridiculous.
I come here cause there is less bashing then everywhere else i go to
(s10 forums and guitar forums)


well done for a light bar. like others have said, clean up the edges and rhino line it and it would be perfect.

but also like others have said. it wont hold up to much, so dont count on it.


great job. keep us updated on future projects you have
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I've got a couple of things to say on this.......

First off, excellent design and execution with what you have. It looks good and with finishing will be great as a lightbar. For a 1st project you have done better than many people on their 10th.......

The second item is for everyone here. The link I saw posted had what was advertised as a "rollbar" and those are crap also, the Mushroom shape will collapse nearly every time & mounting a rollbar on the bedrails is a definate no no, the bed cannot support the weight of the truck, not nearly.

A real rollbar needs to have the load transferred to the frame, no other way. If it is tied to the bed what happens when the 4 bolts holding the bed on shear off? And while we are on the subject, think "Roll Cage", not bar, thats the road to protection.

And a side note, why does everyone want to show how much they know always in a negative way, I just signed up a few days ago and this site is worse than Pirate for the know everything guy that dosen't know squat.....Sorry if I stomped on your parade but that is my impression.
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First off, excellent design and execution with what you have. It looks good and with finishing will be great as a lightbar. For a 1st project you have done better than many people on their 10th.......

The second item is for everyone here. The link I saw posted had what was advertised as a "rollbar" and those are crap also, the Mushroom shape will collapse nearly every time & mounting a rollbar on the bedrails is a definate no no, the bed cannot support the weight of the truck, not nearly.

A real rollbar needs to have the load transferred to the frame, no other way. If it is tied to the bed what happens when the 4 bolts holding the bed on shear off? And while we are on the subject, think "Roll Cage", not bar, thats the road to protection.

And a side note, why does everyone want to show how much they know always in a negative way, I just signed up a few days ago and this site is worse than Pirate for the know everything guy that dosen't know squat.....Sorry if I stomped on your parade but that is my impression.

Dude it's not everyone. You'll notice its always the same few guys who rain on people's parade. They're conveniently the highest posters.

And it's completely stupid that people keep on telling him to pay 600 for a rollbar. As you said, ALL roll bars aren't even made to last in a rollover. Unless they tie into the frame by cutting through the bed. And if you have 600 to spend on a rollbar, you need to think that maybe you're wasting money.

But anyways, you should notice that many people post nicely. It's just that when you tell Redneckstone, Alon, Lifted97Ranger, DriveAPrerunner, that they need to stop posting like a dbag, they just defend their opinions.


I just looked back over the thread, it's 80% positive comments.
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It's a sweet design man! If it was made from real tube and not exhaust pipe, I'd ask you to build me one! haha. Keep at it man if you can find someone with a tube bender you'll be on the right track!
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