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93-97 fog light valance

i currently have the valance without the fog light holes. i would like to purchase this http://www.ebay.com/itm/93-97-FORD-R...-/180679439923 and put some of the harbor freight lights in the holes and put some tow hooks in. has anyone done this?
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It's not the valance that's hard to find. It's the light mounting brackets that are the holy grail. You can fab some up but the bitch is the inside angle of the bumper. My 94 Splash has an A&A Specialties bumper cover and the fog light holes are right where the O.E.'s go. Mt fab job sucked so the lights aren't true.
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I did it on my old '97. If I remember correctly I made a bracket out of angle iron and then bolted the universal bracket that came with the lights onto the angle iron.
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I made my own out of angle iron. It works good but I took mine off the valence looks kinda wierd for that gen.
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could someone provide me the measurments for the brackets made out of angle iron? i mainly just want the tow hooks. so i have point to get towed out if i get stuck.
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Can't help you with that one... haven't had my truck in 4 or 5 years.
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does the valance just bolt right up? would go outside and look but its pouring outside right now
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What I did is got some towhooks off of a 2000 and took the top bolt of the hook and shved the bolt off then tool off the bumper bolt off and put it there and then made a custom piece to go to the frame for the other two bolts. I have been pulled out many times with them and they still are strong as can be.
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could you post pictures of this if u get a chance? also of the custom piece? if i dont have to buy the valance that would be great. would like to spend as less as possible
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Yeah I'll have to do it tomorrow is snowing pretty bad out right now.
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ok thanks a lot. i hate my factory valance anyways i can barely fit my head under the truck when its not jacked up. are there any neagaitves of not having a valance on the truck?
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My opinion Nope
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ok then the valance comes off tomorrow. so i can actually see under the truck
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My setup:
Fog lights: 2008 F-150 fog lights.
Brackets are a piece of steel bent and welded to the front part of the frame, then bolted to the flat piece that holds the light.

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you could do what i did i did since i tore my valance off.

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I wanna do this ^^^^^ but I'll prolly screw my bumper up
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it wasnt really that hard i have a thread about it
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im going to take the valance off then order the new one. later when i have some extra money and get some lights and hooks from harbor freight. if anyone has a pic of the bracket before mounted that would be great.
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I have seen those hooks at Menards for like $9. I think they were the "Reese" brand.
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if anyone has a pic of the brackets uninstalled and measurments for them that would be much appreacted.
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