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Old 05-02-2011
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built me a light bar...

It took me about 2 days to build it. The lights are procomp 9in driving lights. Tell me what ya think!

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looks good, what did u attach it to
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Thanks man. It's held on by two grade 8 bolts.
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That looks great! Just as nice as the n-fab one and I'm sure it was a heck of a lot cheaper.
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looks good. basic but functional
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Not bad at all. Although I would recommend running all of the wires in one split loom along the horizontal tube, then down the vertical bracket. It would look 10x cleaner than having all of the wires hanging out there.
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Not bad at all. Although I would recommend running all of the wires in one split loom along the horizontal tube, then down the vertical bracket. It would look 10x cleaner than having all of the wires hanging out there.
X2 AND if you go in the woods at all wires may catch.

Bar and setup looks good,
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I dig! But agree, those wires would drive me nuts....
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looks awesome ,
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Looks good But I would run the wires in through the grill so you can't see them. And like Brian said in one loom. Otherwise looks sweet!
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Looks great, i'm X2 on the wires, one loom, coming out from under the grill.
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why did you use flatstock on the supports and not tubing throughout? it would have given a place to hide said wires. i didn't notice the wires at first and thought about tubing for supports but didn't mention it til now.
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That looks great! Just as nice as the n-fab one and I'm sure it was a heck of a lot cheaper.
Thanks! Yeah it took about 20-30 bucks worth of material.

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Not bad at all. Although I would recommend running all of the wires in one split loom along the horizontal tube, then down the vertical bracket. It would look 10x cleaner than having all of the wires hanging out there.
That's exactly what i plan on doing. Due to my impatient *** and lack of time that day, i wired em up like that instead of waiting and doing it right ha.
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why did you use flatstock on the supports and not tubing throughout? it would have given a place to hide said wires. i didn't notice the wires at first and thought about tubing for supports but didn't mention it til now.
I used flat stock because i had a lot of it at my house so i though why not. I also thought it would make it a little unique lol. It's pretty stiff too, especially with only 2 bolts holding it on.
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May I suggest grade 5 at most for the bolts? Simply put, grade 8 bolts are harder than any part on your truck, if you get in to a fender bender they won't bend much and most likely will tear the **** out of whatever that bar is mounted to.


Great bar and fab work, did you use a tube bender?
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loks like you did a very nice job for your time and parts, everyong can find things to do differently but be proud you did it yourself.
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that looks great i been wanting to builod a bumper for my 94 f150 for a while but havent got to it yet and not tryin to be a smart a## but those do look like grade 5 bolts to me
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