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post #16 of 28 Old 04-12-2013, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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My 2 cents, windshield mounted light bars are a pain. Depending on how they mount they can cause rust issues down the line and/or rattle loose. And the glare off the hood makes the gained light output much less effective.
What would you recommend then?

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post #17 of 28 Old 04-12-2013, 05:16 PM
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Well, this may be the case in haphazard installations, but as in all things, things must be done just right. There is no sign of corrosion in my windshield frame despite having once sported a light bar, but then after I received those KC's I used flush mount plugs with a little silicone to seal the holes.

The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep
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post #18 of 28 Old 04-13-2013, 04:06 AM
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Wayne,
Looks good. Is the bar positioned so it's weight is on the cowl or the hood? God bless.
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Hey Jon - Sorry I'm late in responding. For whatever reason I never received a notification.

It's mounted to the front screw on the hood hinges - so technically the weight is on the hood. However, since it's mounted within maybe 4" of the cowl the weight is evenly distributed and I get zero "bounce" if that's where you're coming from. It's very stable there since it's right on top of the only "hood brace" on the hood. The channel that I used is 3/16" 6061 aluminum so there is some heft to it. I went that route for stability and so I had enough thickness to tap the holes for the mounting hardware on each light.

FYI - I ran a piece of "steel shelving standard" (the metal strip mounted on both sides of a cabinet that the adjustable shelving clips go into?) on the inside rear of the aluminum channel. I then tapped holes for the light brackets and mounted them with machine screws. This way, the "strip" became my common ground for all six lights, and I only had to run a single wire to each to complete the circuit. At 330 watts, it's all run off of a relay with in line circuit breakers.

With our "tinny" hoods you wouldn't want a bar out any further or it would be "bouncing" all over the place even on a paved road. If that's not the reason you were asking, PM me and we can discuss. Take care, and may God Bless!

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This way, the "strip" became my common ground for all six lights, and I only had to run a single wire to each to complete the circuit. At 330 watts, it's all run off of a relay with in line circuit breakers.
Not to freight train your conversation 19in1979, but in keeping with JeepHammer's dedicated grounds idiom, there's better ways to enhance the conductivity of circuits to maintain their integrity.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f8/ba...arted-1340134/

All the best my comrad!

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With our "tinny" hoods you wouldn't want a bar out any further or it would be "bouncing" all over the place even on a paved road. If that's not the reason you were asking, PM me and we can discuss. Take care, and may God Bless!
Wayne,
Mostly interested in the "bouncing" factor while underway. Even our "paved" roads in my neck of the woods are pretty darn rough. When you open the hood is there enough clearance to avoid rubbing on the windshield or its frame? I like the concept that you used and am contemplating a change from the the 80's pair of KC's that are currently on my CJ. God bless.
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So, no interest in the NOS light bar I have?

The parts shop that stocks part for Skylab II will not have parts for our year/model of Jeep
We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch)
Record heat waves and floods only occur when we visit that area
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So, no interest in the NOS light bar I have?
Yes I would like to take that from you. Do you know what shipping would cost? I live in Alberta
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post #23 of 28 Old 04-22-2013, 10:50 AM
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Oh nutz, I didn't know you were in the 'Great White North' as Doug and Bob used to say. As I work for Skinnymutt Transportation, I could've shipped it for cheap, if you were in the States. As it is, I'm sure shipping would exceed the value of the light bar, sorry to say.

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We cannot accurately judge the trajectory of a speeding critter (cat, dog, sasquatch)
Record heat waves and floods only occur when we visit that area
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Oh nutz, I didn't know you were in the 'Great White North' as Doug and Bob used to say. As I work for Skinnymutt Transportation, I could've shipped it for cheap, if you were in the States. As it is, I'm sure shipping would exceed the value of the light bar, sorry to say.
That's too bad.. Well thank you for your time, I think I will buy one new so I can mount a roof rack on it
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post #25 of 28 Old 04-23-2013, 02:27 PM
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I'm putting my lightbar back on. Trying to keep it period correct for '79. Gotta steal my Turbine rims back. And build ANOTHER shed. 9'door and 12x 16 outta do it! CJ ONLY. Nothing else goes in, the barn is for stuff that will hit/damage the CJ!

I've also learned that sometimes... when people don't agree with you .... its best to hold them down and kidney punch them till they agree with you
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That's too bad.. Well thank you for your time, I think I will buy one new so I can mount a roof rack on it
Sorry it didn't work out, have a cold Canadian for me.

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Sorry it didn't work out, have a cold Canadian for me.
For sure!
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post #28 of 28 Old 04-25-2013, 10:43 AM
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Way back when, Oregon couldn't get any good imports and gas was less than $1.00 per gallon, I'd load up and head up to my cousin's in BC to practice my Canajan, go to de pub and have some coll wuns. Then load up a few cases of Canada's best and head home, since Oregon wasn't a border state the 1 litre per 24hrs. didn't apply.

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