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Unread 02-25-2011, 09:07 AM   #31
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I am in the process of doing a light bar like your thats all aluminum and the sides are machined out of solid stock,the top bar will be 2 x 3 that will house the lights.

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Unread 02-25-2011, 09:42 AM   #32
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I am in the process of doing a light bar like your thats all aluminum and the sides are machined out of solid stock,the top bar will be 2 x 3 that will house the lights.
Any chance you'll do a build thread on it? I really like the aluminum idea, but guess I'd have to add a spool gun to my welder and learn to weld aluminum first.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 09:47 AM   #33
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Awesome light bar!!!
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Unread 02-25-2011, 09:49 AM   #34
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Any chance you'll do a build thread on it? I really like the aluminum idea, but guess I'd have to add a spool gun to my welder and learn to weld aluminum first.

I will do a writeup as soon as it gets done.I am hoping to machine everything next week and have it done the following.The plan is to sell them afterwords,That's what I told the wife after the spool gun purchase!!!!
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Unread 02-25-2011, 09:52 AM   #35
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really love your light bar! do you have any night shots?? Ive been looking for a way to make a low profile light bar and thats just what Im looking for if the light is still good.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 09:56 AM   #36
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I will do a writeup as soon as it gets done.I am hoping to machine everything next week and have it done the following.The plan is to sell them afterwords,so let me know if you like it.
Will do. Looking forward to seeing it! Getting ready to buy the steel to make one of these versions with my own twist on it maybe, but will hold off to see your aluminum version.
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Unread 02-25-2011, 10:11 AM   #37
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Here's a pic of what the side bars will look like

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Unread 03-08-2011, 07:52 PM   #38
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Any updates?
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Unread 03-09-2011, 03:09 AM   #39
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Trying to get everything on the mill but its pretty well loaded up for the next 2-3 weeks.I have a local shop that has a laser quoting it for me so I can get it done,the side plates will go on the smaller mill beginning of next week.
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Unread 03-12-2011, 02:36 PM   #40
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Nice job!

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Unread 06-05-2011, 05:33 PM   #41
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I made one 2 years ago for my TJ, aluminium 50x50 and 50x25mm, using existing windsheild screew holes..6x50W was to much for my battery, changing now to LED....
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Unread 06-07-2011, 11:33 PM   #42
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Trying to get everything on the mill but its pretty well loaded up for the next 2-3 weeks.I have a local shop that has a laser quoting it for me so I can get it done,the side plates will go on the smaller mill beginning of next week.
Any updates on your aluminum version? I have found the lights I am going to use. I was able to find some suitable LED heads from a good friend that deals in emergency lighting equipment (fire, police, etc.) They are sealed weather proof units that are used for the takedown lights in many LED police light bars. If anyone isn't familiar with what the "takedowns" are, they are the two center mounted steady burn lights that blind you in your rear view mirror after you have been pulled over. I don't have the exact dimensions in front of me, but they are just over 1.5" tall and around 4 or 5 inches wide. I plan to use 6 just like Rinking did with this one. These LEDs are quite a bit more expensive than the kit he used, but the drastically lower amperage draw and crazy lumen output are well worth it. I'll add it to my build thread once I finally get started on it.
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Unread 06-08-2011, 05:40 AM   #43
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My machine has 3 months of solid work on it.I am hoping to swing it in there one of these days but I cant put a my stuff in front of paying customers also.
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Unread 06-08-2011, 05:57 AM   #44
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visionX makes a pretty sweet 52 inch light bar, LED, super bright, but very spendy. similar idea to yours, lots of light, low profile for clearance.
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Unread 09-05-2011, 07:29 PM   #45
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Machinist - any updates?

Has anyone found a better deal on led lights for this kind of setup?
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