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post #1 of 20 Old 07-25-2006, 07:53 PM Thread Starter
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My new tails

Well I got bored at work and Backwoods Customs work wasnt holding up on my tail so i made some out of basicly semi parts. I used 4 in. lights and 20 guage sheet metal. I need to add some 2 in side light to be comepletely legal.








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post #2 of 20 Old 07-25-2006, 08:00 PM
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Reminds me of a red light. Very nice..
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post #3 of 20 Old 07-25-2006, 08:50 PM
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Legal enough! Nice work!

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post #4 of 20 Old 07-25-2006, 09:12 PM
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Nice work, they look well- made


... but I myself would never put lights like that to my Cherokee. Being honest, I've never liked the look of those. Reminds me of something like early 80's Kenworth trucks. I know those hold up much better in the woods compared to original lights, but still..

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post #5 of 20 Old 07-25-2006, 09:24 PM
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According to Ohio's Revised Code, you're good as is.
§ 4513.05. Tail lights and illumination of rear license plate.
(A) Every motor vehicle, trackless trolley, trailer, semitrailer, pole trailer, or vehicle which is being drawn at the end of a train of vehicles shall be equipped with at least one tail light mounted on the rear which, when lighted, shall emit a red light visible from a distance of five hundred feet to the rear, provided that in the case of a train of vehicles only the tail light on the rearmost vehicle need be visible from the distance specified.

Either a tail light or a separate light shall be so constructed and placed as to illuminate with a white light the rear registration plate, when such registration plate is required, and render it legible from a distance of fifty feet to the rear. Any tail light, together with any separate light for illuminating the rear registration plate, shall be so wired as to be lighted whenever the headlights or auxiliary driving lights are lighted, except where separate lighting systems are provided for trailers for the purpose of illuminating such registration plate.

(B) Whoever violates this section shall be punished as provided in section 4513.99 of the Revised Code.

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Oh, yeah, I forgot to add the part that reads, "Any motor vehicle may be equipped with lights on each side thereof which shall emit a white or amber light without glare." You are allowed, but not required, to add them.
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post #6 of 20 Old 07-26-2006, 12:50 AM
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not a huge fan but nice work!

someone else was doing the same thing but with orange and no reverse...with the LED version of semi lights
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post #7 of 20 Old 07-26-2006, 01:30 AM Thread Starter
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Well the LEDs will give you some trouble. They get goofy but tractor supply has a decent selection.

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post #8 of 20 Old 07-26-2006, 03:49 AM
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Nice work! I like it; it's different and you did it yourself! Makes me miss my '91 XJ even more!

BTW, Anywhere in Lima to get my TJ a little dirty? I'm living in Findlay while my girlfriend finishes her degree, and the nearest we've found is Haspin Acres.
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post #9 of 20 Old 07-26-2006, 10:38 AM
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To make your Jeep completely legal, I'm pretty sure you need to get a bumper on that rig! Anyways, good looking tails. I've always like the way flush mounted tails look on the TJ/YJ's

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post #10 of 20 Old 07-26-2006, 10:49 AM
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I like 'em. Looks like they'll hold up much better to a tree kiss them than the stock ones.

Just a heads up, Harbor Freight has red LED lights on sale right now.

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Look awesome I like them alot. I need to do that soon I think !!

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post #12 of 20 Old 07-26-2006, 03:34 PM Thread Starter
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It takes some time to get the sheet metal to look even liek a tail light since if you take a look at your tail its a goofy shape. And unless you have a hole saw kit making the 4 3/8" isnt fun.

The bumper is in my shed it is ready to go on but need to find some one with a MIG I can use. It has a welded through hitch and shackle tabs. Just need the MIG

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Looks good Nate!
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Thanks bud. You should come this weekend except that your XJ is in peices

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looks good. reminds me of the fullsize tail light boxes that i had and liked



they can definately take some harder hits than the stock, but now the weak point is where they mount to the body


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