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post #2281 of 5422 Old 01-15-2012, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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Opened up my garage to work on the TJ today… it was a balmy 65… I love Ca!!!! Except for the lack of snow in the hills right now………..

Airsoft is fun… hehehehehe, except for cleaning up the bb's when you are inside...
Bill... you are avatarless!! SUP with that? NO Airsoft in the house here. Good way to get yourself in some deep hooey!



Here are a couple action pics from today. We had an absolute ball! WM has these inexpensive ($10) 1911 knockoffs. They work well but you gotta be close. Those little jokers sting like fire!

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post #2282 of 5422 Old 01-16-2012, 01:21 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the LEDs and the plan I have/had. I think it has changed somewhat!? Some of you guys who have done LEDs will know the answer... I hope!

I bought the lights at WM for $15 a piece. I thought it was good price. The product looks good, and they're bright as heck. Being my first adventure with LEDs I may have done the wrong thing. That's for you guys to tell me. I can take them back if necessary.

I THOUGHT I needed a 4 1/2" diameter ID pipe for a receptacle, but a neighbor dropped by today and said I needed a 5" pipe with 1/8 wall thickness. He said the pipe has to have a lip for the rubber base to "snap" into. I can find 5" pipe if this is true. However, Clay is leaning toward oblong lights rather than the round so we can insert them entirely into the bumper. If we do that then I will save the round lights for MY tub when we finish his.

Need your input here...
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post #2283 of 5422 Old 01-16-2012, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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And just for fun, here is the stash of pipe we bought to use for the cage and the welding table that the owner of the metal yard gave us. The table has a rather thin top, but we can weld some 1/4" to it if it ever becomes necessary.
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LEDs look nice!

Under A Sun Thats See It All Before...
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Once again I have had my friends snoop around Skippers house and these pictures were emailed to me. As you can see Skipper and Bill are discussing LED install and heres a pic of Scotty doin a photo op
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post #2286 of 5422 Old 01-16-2012, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Skipper... did I get it right this time?
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post #2287 of 5422 Old 01-16-2012, 07:38 PM
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This is the reason I don't go to Chicago.

Looks like a good time was had by all. Happy Birthday Clay.



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Happy birthday to Clay!!! Hey don't forget to go to the post office and register with the armed services in case they want to draft you. That was a long time ago for me but I still remember it!

Hope it's a great day for you Clay.
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post #2289 of 5422 Old 01-16-2012, 11:24 PM
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Here are the LEDs and the plan I have/had. I think it has changed somewhat!? Some of you guys who have done LEDs will know the answer... I hope!

I bought the lights at WM for $15 a piece. I thought it was good price. The product looks good, and they're bright as heck. Being my first adventure with LEDs I may have done the wrong thing. That's for you guys to tell me. I can take them back if necessary.

I THOUGHT I needed a 4 1/2" diameter ID pipe for a receptacle, but a neighbor dropped by today and said I needed a 5" pipe with 1/8 wall thickness. He said the pipe has to have a lip for the rubber base to "snap" into. I can find 5" pipe if this is true. However, Clay is leaning toward oblong lights rather than the round so we can insert them entirely into the bumper. If we do that then I will save the round lights for MY tub when we finish his.

Need your input here...
Scott...those led light grommets are meant to snap through a hole in 3/16, or 1/4 inch thick steel..whatever the distance between that "bead" or whatever you want to call it, and the part of the grommet that begins to taper out (3rd pic. down). Like,through the wall thickness of your bumper.

So...if the O.D. of the grommet, between the bead and the taper is 4.5", and the bead sticks out .125" (let's say...) you'd need to cut a 4.5" hole in your bumper. Then find a piece of pipe (tube) that had an I.D. at least large enough to fit over the bead. In our example, an I.D. of at least 4.75". This would be centered over your 4.5" hole on the bumper. Now you have a lip. You push the grommet in, and the bead will snap over the 4.5" hole.

So that DOES work out to be 5" O.D. pipe with a .125" wall.

Unfortunately, Clay's idea is probably better because your lights SHOULD fit entirely in the bumper, but they don't.

Hopefully, your bumper is the approximate thickness of the bead-to-taper distance of the grommet, for a nice fit.

Am I making sense?



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Yeah, my subscription ran out and my toy account is dry for a few weeks (spending too much money on the TJ!!!), so until it gets filled, avatarless I will be...

Personally, I like the round flush mounts, the oblong ones remind me too much of trailer lights.

... I guess I'm gonna have to fix that too…….

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Usually the lights are installed in the metal without a tube. We use those things all day long on trucks and trailers. The 'glass may give you an issue, depending on how thick it is if that is where you are putting them. If the plans are in the bumper, depending on how thick the metal is, it should just fit in the hole you cut out. I've seen them put into maybe 1/8" thick trailer taillight housings, you might be able to go thicker, depending on the grommet. Those ones you have there look like the ones we have at work that are always a PITA to get the light in, once you fight to get the grommet in place. I looked on Google for a pic, but couldn't find a good one. I'll try to get a pic of one at work today. The ones we use don't have the large lip on the back like that one does, so it might not be as picky on metal thickness.

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Usually the lights are installed in the metal without a tube. We use those things all day long on trucks and trailers. The 'glass may give you an issue, depending on how thick it is if that is where you are putting them. If the plans are in the bumper, depending on how thick the metal is, it should just fit in the hole you cut out. I've seen them put into maybe 1/8" thick trailer taillight housings, you might be able to go thicker, depending on the grommet. Those ones you have there look like the ones we have at work that are always a PITA to get the light in, once you fight to get the grommet in place. I looked on Google for a pic, but couldn't find a good one. I'll try to get a pic of one at work today. The ones we use don't have the large lip on the back like that one does, so it might not be as picky on metal thickness.
This is exactly what I thought

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post #2293 of 5422 Old 01-18-2012, 03:43 PM Thread Starter
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Scott...those led light grommets are meant to snap through a hole in 3/16, or 1/4 inch thick steel..whatever the distance between that "bead" or whatever you want to call it, and the part of the grommet that begins to taper out (3rd pic. down). Like,through the wall thickness of your bumper.

So...if the O.D. of the grommet, between the bead and the taper is 4.5", and the bead sticks out .125" (let's say...) you'd need to cut a 4.5" hole in your bumper. Then find a piece of pipe (tube) that had an I.D. at least large enough to fit over the bead. In our example, an I.D. of at least 4.75". This would be centered over your 4.5" hole on the bumper. Now you have a lip. You push the grommet in, and the bead will snap over the 4.5" hole.

So that DOES work out to be 5" O.D. pipe with a .125" wall.

Unfortunately, Clay's idea is probably better because your lights SHOULD fit entirely in the bumper, but they don't.

Hopefully, your bumper is the approximate thickness of the bead-to-taper distance of the grommet, for a nice fit.

Am I making sense?



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Yeah, my subscription ran out and my toy account is dry for a few weeks (spending too much money on the TJ!!!), so until it gets filled, avatarless I will be...

Personally, I like the round flush mounts, the oblong ones remind me too much of trailer lights.
Tighten up Bill! And I like the round ones better too, but Clay got some ovals last night. I haven't checked yet, but it's posible they could fit in the tub??? Hmmmm...

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Usually the lights are installed in the metal without a tube. We use those things all day long on trucks and trailers. The 'glass may give you an issue, depending on how thick it is if that is where you are putting them. If the plans are in the bumper, depending on how thick the metal is, it should just fit in the hole you cut out. I've seen them put into maybe 1/8" thick trailer taillight housings, you might be able to go thicker, depending on the grommet. Those ones you have there look like the ones we have at work that are always a PITA to get the light in, once you fight to get the grommet in place. I looked on Google for a pic, but couldn't find a good one. I'll try to get a pic of one at work today. The ones we use don't have the large lip on the back like that one does, so it might not be as picky on metal thickness.
That was my original plan... to stick them in the tub. But I boogered that up by raising up the gas filler door and taking away the space for the lights. Now I don't have an area to mount the lights unless I glass up the hole for the gas filler, and I ain't doing it! So maybe we'll go oval in the bumper. I think the ovals would look better in the tub.

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If you really want to be different. Guys used tail lights from 73 to 88 GM trucks, and till 91 on Blazers, Jimmys, and Suburbans. I haven't done this, my BIL did, back in the late 70's. From what he said, the radius is the same as Jeeps.
Just a thought.

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post #2295 of 5422 Old 01-18-2012, 05:54 PM Thread Starter
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If you really want to be different. Guys used tail lights from 73 to 88 GM trucks, and till 91 on Blazers, Jimmys, and Suburbans. I haven't done this, my BIL did, back in the late 70's. From what he said, the radius is the same as Jeeps.
Just a thought.

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Thought about that, but I wanted the LEDs. Now we have these ugly oval lights!





And don't tell Clay I posted up this second pic. He got a DeWalt drill, some clamps, and a He-Man DVD... the struggle from a boy to a man!!!! Do I ever remember THOSE days!
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