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Unread 06-12-2010, 08:21 PM   #1
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brackets, tubing or metal insert fill gap b/t bumper and metal so lamps dont shake

i have a decent sized gap and offset between my bumper and metal (2007 wk)
if you were me would you build and weld together some metal and make brackets, just place a little 1" thick piece of metal under the bumper below each lamp and drill to through it so the lamps thread into it or use tubing to fill the offset/gap so that way my aux lamps have stability

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Unread 06-12-2010, 08:28 PM   #2
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Pictures go a long ways to help explain here
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tonight i mocked up my aux lamps and drilled holes in my bumper and mounted my lights where i want them to go. the only thing is the fiberglass bumper has about 2-3" gap to until i hit metal and it is extended about 1/2" past the metal so the aux lamps are not stable at all, they flop back and forth.

to fill that gap i was gonna weld 2" pieces of 90 together and make a mini bracket or place a piece of 1" thick steel under each lamp and anchor it to that.
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Unread 06-13-2010, 07:01 AM   #4
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You reaaaaally need to post a couple pics... or links to pics. For those of us who don't know the intimate details of a 07 WK, your dimensions mean nothing.
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Unread 06-13-2010, 02:40 PM   #5
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yeah i hear yah :\

what i did today was take a piece of thick metal and drill through my bumper into the that kind of like a free floating support. it worked great. but for my ocd self i gotta build brackets. ill def show pics of that. just when im out there and im trying to beat the rain, and i stupidly drop bolts and nuts and washers in spots i cant remember and my cordless tools are dying and im cursing up a storm i kinda forget to take pics hahaha
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