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post #46 of 64 Old 08-03-2013, 09:48 AM
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Nice, thanks.
It a thick thing of angle iron and I cut it and bolted it up.

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post #47 of 64 Old 08-03-2013, 09:55 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to have to do that, too. The piece I got shipped to me bolts to the frame very well, but not the brush guard. I guess I can use what I have as a template.
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post #48 of 64 Old 08-03-2013, 09:59 AM
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Make an adapter piece that will go between the brakcet and the bar and you should be good. Lot easier than having to make the whole thing.

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post #49 of 64 Old 08-03-2013, 10:04 AM Thread Starter
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It's weird. Where the bracket comes out of the front bumper cover the brush guard doesn't line up with the holes in the brackets at all. I guess I can use a single piece of flat steel as an adapter plate, it just might look weird. At the same time, I'm not going to use this as a recovery point (everyone knows the danger in that), or anything. It's just an aesthetic piece. Good idea.
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post #50 of 64 Old 08-03-2013, 10:28 AM
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Start with a piece that is big enough to work. Drill your holes and have it so it will mount up how you want it. Once done, you'll know where the holes are. Take a sharpie and mark then where you want to cut the excess metal off while keeping the integrity of the strength you require. Take it off, trim, paint to seal and stop rust, bolt it back up, have another beer and admire your work!

(then come help me put my springs in!! LMAO!)

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Springs are real easy. You'll have no problem with those. Upgrading or stock?
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post #52 of 64 Old 08-03-2013, 11:13 AM
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Stock ones. Mine are saggy and rusty. About an 1" under where I shiukd be. Got a set (with no effort to take them out as they already were off) for $10. Stuill have the poiwder coating on them intact. Plus mine have somewhere around 500k on them

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post #53 of 64 Old 08-14-2013, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
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Finally had some time to try out the new brush guard mounts. It to some slight modification to the mounts, a couple adjustments to the mounting holes, and a couple whacks with a big mallet but it's on now and seems pretty sturdy. The hardware I used is real weak, they're just what I had laying around. I even broke one whole tightening the bolt with a 3/8 ratchet. The next time I go to the hardware store I'll pick up some Grade 8 hardware. Anyway, here are a couple quick pictures...


***Edit - I can't upload the pictures from my phone. I'll have to do it later tonight.
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That third picture makes the base (where the lights belong) look like crap, but that's because my son was standing on it because he "wanted to see how strong it was" and his sandals were wet and dirty. I'm pretty happy with how it came out, I had to take a lot of the finish off of it to paint it. Now I need to find a good deal on some good driving lights.
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Looking great!

As for lights, depends what you want them for and what route you want to go. If you want some good offroad lights, look at the WARN wireless ones. Picked mine up for a little over $200. Modded them to fit HID bulbs. They are amazing as they're a flood as well as a pencil beam.

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I want something pretty decent. My headlights/foglights are weak. I'd like to have a decent set of HID's for when I need them.
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For regular driving on road, they're no good as they're blinding as hell, but for backroads and bad weather when there's no one around, they're amazing.

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That's what I'm looking for. Maybe eventually I'll get a cheap WalMart roof rack and throw some off road lights up there and use the space on the brush guard for driving lights, especially after I do the Baja cut on my front bumper. You know, after I lift it and after I fix the AC, but not before I upgrade to a Dana 44a and 3.73 gear swaps, but first thing I have to do is fix the thirteen small things that are wrong with the Jeep and hopefully close on my house in September...

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post #60 of 64 Old 08-15-2013, 11:29 AM
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Haven't hooked my roof lights upu uat all yet. One set I've converted to HID, but the other not as of yet. On theh list though LOL

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