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Unread 06-08-2014, 03:49 PM   #2566
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Great pics as always Art. What light bar did you pick up? I just bought to 20" bars to mount on my cage. I'll be mounting them like on WideJ's rig.



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Unread 06-08-2014, 03:55 PM   #2567
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See picture a 50" light bar
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Unread 06-08-2014, 04:00 PM   #2568
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See picture a 50" light bar
yes, I see that. What brand? have you hooked it up yet? Hows the light output?
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Unread 06-08-2014, 05:41 PM   #2569
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yes, I see that. What brand? have you hooked it up yet? Hows the light output?
Gonna aim it at a wall at the end of the cul de sac and see how it works and how bad it diminishes light output where I want to put it. It's a reject from the Amazon return department it works, has some slight damage. But was cheap
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Unread 06-08-2014, 05:59 PM   #2570
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Can't wait to see how you like it. I bought some amazon lights as well. Good reviews and even better prices.
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Unread 06-08-2014, 06:00 PM   #2571
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Pics of Los coyotes looks like a blast as usual buddy!

I think with the light bar there you may have issues seeing just in front of the jeep since the hood is going to block a lot of downward light and you will only get the far reach way out and up. You will know after your test though if that's the case.
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Unread 06-08-2014, 06:16 PM   #2572
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Well I only want ti to light up the desert at night for trail finding. For trail riding headlights only are enough.
Otherwise all you do is blinding people.

Just played with the thing, glare is not an issue what so ever. It does limit light output a little.
Took some pics with my tablet

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KC lights got to aim those a lil better

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Bar down low

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Bar up high

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Might just make low and high mounts and go from there. Definitely like the light it puts out
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Unread 06-08-2014, 06:30 PM   #2573
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Damn it's hot, started on seatbelt mounts on my Scrappy Jalopy, not gonna get a whole lot done in this 100 degree stuff. time for a lil nap then back at it when it cools a bit and the breeze picks up.
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Damn it's hot, started on seatbelt mounts on my Scrappy Jalopy, not gonna get a whole lot done in this 100 degree stuff. time for a lil nap then back at it when it cools a bit and the breeze picks up.
Keep that heat over there! It is mid 80s and humid here, would like it to not get any hotter!
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Unread 06-09-2014, 05:42 PM   #2576
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Keep that heat over there! It is mid 80s and humid here, would like it to not get any hotter!
It's kinda humid too, sucks balls lol

Saturday was nice and cool in the high desert and the mountains though.
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Unread 06-09-2014, 09:27 PM   #2577
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Yesterday I finished welding the last floor tabs in all drilled and bolted down.
Today started tinkering with seatbelts and put my fun Jeep back in street mode so will be driving that back to work again

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Unread 06-15-2014, 12:00 AM   #2578
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Made a nice battery cable and got it secured, shortened the fuel pump wiring, still works too, go figure. Secured that also. Gonna try and finish the seat belts tomorrow. Need to make 2 shoulderbars and a a attachment point for one lower seatbelt. Going to try and secure the fuel lines to my liking and finish routing and securing the powersteering hoses. Hope to pick up some aluminum sheet to make a dash and a rear panel so I can make a basket for tools and my cooler. Seems to me that will fill 2 days. Also got a Grizzly locker and a gear install kit in the mail. Kinda cool making progress on this jalopy
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Unread 06-15-2014, 06:25 PM   #2579
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Other than 2 burns on my arm, not a bad day at all. Shoulder belt bars and mounts done. Lap bar mount brace done seats and belts permanently installed, floors done. Powersteering hoses mounted to my liking. On to securing and improving fuel line routing and mounting. Not a bad day's work at all

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Unread 06-15-2014, 06:57 PM   #2580
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Getting close Art! Nice work.
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