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post #46 of 196 Old 05-07-2011, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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These all look good. Anybody else. I know there are more of you out there.


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post #47 of 196 Old 05-07-2011, 08:24 PM
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These all look good. Anybody else. I know there are more of you out there.
I'm going to so mine shortly LOL I just not want to pull my bumpers off. :/
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post #48 of 196 Old 05-07-2011, 08:53 PM
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Love it! where did you get the bar that your lights are mounted on? I tried to mount some today and couldn't get enough metal on the bumper in a good spot to drill????

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post #49 of 196 Old 05-07-2011, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
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I don't know about anyone else. But I used PVC pipe. I attached it with regular metal straps that I bent one end so it went under the pipe.

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post #50 of 196 Old 05-08-2011, 01:21 PM
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I don't know about anyone else. But I used PVC pipe. I attached it with regular metal straps that I bent one end so it went under the pipe.
How did you attach that to the bumper? I like the look and idea.

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post #51 of 196 Old 05-08-2011, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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I used the metal straps they sell for PVC pipes. Bent one end of the strap so that the strap was in the shape of a P. Then I set the straps in front of the grill, with the straps touching the grill. Removed the grill. Pre-drilled the holes. I used the biggest (don't remember the size) self tapping screws I could find (3 inch long). With this you will have one hole under the PVC pipe and one hole under the grill. The screw that goes under the PVC only goes into the bumper cover (I guess I could reach under the bumper and added a bolt, but I didn't). The screw that goes under the grill is drilled through the cover and directly into the metal bumper. To get everything put together, I screwed in the front screws, put the PVC pipe in place, then screwed in the back screws (the ones under the grill). The trickiest part was re-mounting the grill. The grill doesn't slide straight in, so I had to clip off the plastic nubs on the mounting bracket the grill slides into (if you do it, you'll see what I mean). They're little square plastic nubs and I just wacked them off with a flathead screwdriver. After everything was put together and I got the lights adjusted to where I wanted them, I put added a tiny screw to the top of each bracket to make sure the PVC didn't move.

Also, I mounted the lights by drilling straight through the PVC. The hole on the bottom is bigger so you can fit a socket through.

Hope this helps. You can PM me for any more info.

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thanks! I'll give it a try when I get my next free Saturday.

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post #53 of 196 Old 05-08-2011, 05:53 PM
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Has anyone taken their cladding and bumpers off and painted them?
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post #54 of 196 Old 05-08-2011, 06:13 PM
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Has anyone taken their cladding and bumpers off and painted them?
yeah most everyone takes the bumpers off.

If you take the cladding off there is a 100% chance you are gonna break some of the white clips.

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post #55 of 196 Old 05-08-2011, 09:46 PM
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How many clips are their per cladding?
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post #56 of 196 Old 05-08-2011, 09:58 PM
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pfft **** lemme think about this. i *think* there are 11 per side of the jeep. 4 on the small piece of door cladding 6 on the larger piece, and 1 on the very small piece right behind the front tire.

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post #57 of 196 Old 05-08-2011, 11:10 PM
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I'm trying to think. Did you paint your cladding?
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post #58 of 196 Old 05-09-2011, 07:33 AM
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lol yea, but a couple months later i just took it off and left it off.

I just used painters tape and newspaper all around it, and just did it carefully. the hardest part is getting the top edge evenly coated.

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post #59 of 196 Old 05-09-2011, 08:36 AM
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Would spray on truck bed liner work?

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post #60 of 196 Old 05-09-2011, 09:39 AM
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Would spray on truck bed liner work?

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