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aux lights mounted on front tow hook location?

anyone done this?

I'm not wanting to do any drilling and light tabs will be a pain in front of the grille

good idea or no?
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I seem to remember Shane having a friend with light tabs mounted off the tow hook mounts I will see if I can dig up the pics. I am real happy with my tabs off the front bumper.
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I seem to remember Shane having a friend with light tabs mounted off the tow hook mounts I will see if I can dig up the pics. I am real happy with my tabs off the front bumper.
Here look half down the page

https://www.ranger-forums.com/f39/mo...-lights-75029/
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Mounting the light tabs is super easy. Not a pain at all..



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I'm just not seeing where light tabs between the bumper and lower grille would drop into...did you have to trim a bit on the panel?
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Nvm just found the bolts lol. Now I just gotta fab up some tabs.
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Those bolts are a bit of a pain to get out. They have the thread lock material on them that Ford uses. They'll come out but they will be stubborn.



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Haha what size are those bolts anyways? I lent my tools out to my buddy for a few days while he's workin on his banshee but I'm bored and want these lights on so I might run up to napa and grab a few wrenches.

And quick question about the ground wire on the lights. The bracket I came up with is steel and I'm assuming I can just ground the wire to that? Seeing as it'll be mounted to the bumper...

Probably a dumb question but electrical things aren't my strong point haha.
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Yes, it should be fine grounding the lights to that location. I can't remember the bolt size.



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mine was a 13mm
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Yeah I was thinkin 13mm or 1/2 couldn't quite tell feelin around in there haha. Thanks for the help men.

As for my tabs I actually found some 1/4" metal brackets that were about 8" long with 4 holes dead center. I think they were like 87cents a piece haha. Bent them accordingly and they fit extremely well actually! Lights will be nice and snug to the grille and the holes gave me a quick easy place for a ground point. Pics will come hopefully in the next few days here so everyone can see what they look like. Might be a cheap and easy route!
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