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Unread 10-15-2012, 09:36 AM   #136
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Unread 10-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #137
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I thought 1" would be a bit large for tubing for a rack. But I haven't purchased any yet. Why'd you go with 1" over 3/4"?
I had to buy a die for my bender. Found a used one for under a 100 so I picked it up. Otherwise I'd have to buy new at over 150. Also I'm gunna be making tube fenders so 1" will look good for that.

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Ps. Got this today for 50$ so im fabbing up some brackets tonight to put it on. you're the only one I've seen integrate a winch into there and saw you used another bumper to attach it? Mind giving me pointers along the way as I try to do the same?
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Unread 10-15-2012, 12:39 PM   #138
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Toyed with a-pillar light brackets.

20 min and walla.





















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Unread 10-15-2012, 12:56 PM   #139
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Toyed with a-pillar light brackets.

20 min and walla.
Nice Are you going to be able to put one on the other side with the snorkel there?
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Unread 10-15-2012, 01:04 PM   #140
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Dunno. If I do put lights on the A-pillar they will be smaller or round LEDs.



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Unread 10-15-2012, 03:39 PM   #141
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Ver 2

Cut it down 1/2" and added a front cover with a hole for wire or wire loom.







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Unread 10-24-2012, 06:10 PM   #142
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So I built me a little roof rack for my new, to me, LED light bars.

It's made of 1" thin wall tube. $24 for the tube, $10 for the grating, a few cans of paint, bed liner, stop leak spray and misc nuts/bolts. Bending the tube.






Cutting some scrap diamond plate for the supports.






Upper and lower tubes welded together.












Cross braces cut and in and grating test fit.









Light bar test fit.










Roof supports, 4 each side. They sit in the roof channel. 1" x 1/8" bottoms with diamond plate uprights. I RTV'd them in and used a can of stop leak spray on the base and bolts to help seal them.










Test fit rack to roof supports.








Taped off roof. Bought plastic snap in plugs to fill the original roof rack holes. RTV'd them in. Then 2 coats of bed liner.






Ready to weld grating on




Grating welded in.



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Unread 10-24-2012, 06:11 PM   #143
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Primed and painted.






Accessories added. Air horns, PA and ammo can from a 20MM UALS. Light bars and BU flood lights will go on after its on.











Roof rack all done and mounted with LED bars.









low beams- yeah they are dim because there is a thin film of dirt on them.




High beams.



1 LED bar.



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Unread 10-24-2012, 06:14 PM   #144
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Wow. I need to get an LED light bar.

Good job on the rack set up.
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Unread 10-24-2012, 06:34 PM   #145
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Thanks. They are really bright.
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Unread 10-27-2012, 03:46 PM   #146
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Spent a few hours putting mud on it. Then a few hours pressure washing the mud off it. Still gotta clean the inside. I hate mud.





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Unread 11-18-2012, 05:57 PM   #147
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Did you paint your jeep yourself? What did you use?
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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:26 PM   #148
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Yeah, its a Wal-Mart rattle can paint job.

It was "Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Satin Spray Paint, Italian Olive"

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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:31 PM   #149
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Yeah, its a Wal-Mart rattle can paint job.

It was "Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Satin Spray Paint, Italian Olive"
OK. I was curious. I painted mine myself also. Used engine enamel in low gloss black. Did you use any clear coat or anything else?
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Unread 11-18-2012, 06:51 PM   #150
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No clear coat. I get too many dent and scratches. I find it easier just to touch it up again with the rattle can.
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