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Old 09-22-2008
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light tab light bar

can anyone give me the dimension for the bar that goes between the light tabs?

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I don't the exact dimensions but this is what I Estimated. I haven't had a chance to make the actual setup to get the exact dimensions. The tab should be enough if you take a piece of flat stock that is about 7 in. Bend it at a 90 to have 2" piece and a 5" (where the lights will mount). [IMG][/IMG]
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Oh as a note someone will probably have the exact dimensions again I repeat these are just way rough numbers (it will probably not fit 2 8" and 2 5" lights)
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Mines 24" outside to outside of the tabs I believe. I fabbed my tabs out of .250 x 1.500 flat bar.

imo...it's sorta variable. Put on your tabs, then measure, and cut your crossmember.
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You'll need it longer than the tabs. To space 4 lights 9" would mean 27" from outside light hole to outside light hole.

x 9" x 9" x 9" x

You need another 1-1/2" on each end past the last hole. 30" would be the minimum length.

Install the light tabs then set the bar over it. Center it, then mark the holes to bolt them together.

use the formula above and the light tab won't interfere with the physical lights.
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Not necessarily....I have my crossmember/bar mounted using the outside lamp mounting bolts....so same width at the outside width of the tabs. Just putting that out there.

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Hey Shane that is a nice light bar, hows it holding up?
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thanks for the replies. I have the tabs made, bit D has them because he welded them together for me and I have lacked the time to go get them. anyways I wanted to get a jump on the cross bar being that I can work on that at work.
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shane that is what I plan on doing as well. also what is the different between flat stock for the cross and angled?
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Hey Shane that is a nice light bar, hows it holding up?
Holding up quite well sir, thanks again!! I found exactly what i was looking for a few months ago at the local scrap metal yard..... 0.500 x 2.000 channel. Cut the 'lip' off one side...nice beefy 3/16 crossmember thats sleek! Now...I just got to remember to bring it to work with me and have it make sweet love to the plasma cutter.


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shane that is what I plan on doing as well. also what is the different between flat stock for the cross and angled?
I used flat stock to make the tabs themselves. The crossmember *i believe* was originally flat sheet or 1/8" x 2" flat stock that was bent on a brake. I got it from Chad(posted above). Not exactly sure what/how it was made. lol.
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i ended up cutting and welding mine, well D welded for me cause i suck at it. does anyone think there would be an issue just using flat stock for the cross member?
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I foresee bouncing happening if flat stock is used.
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alright I guess I can pick up some more metal stock
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