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post #1 of 17 Old 07-31-2010, 07:21 PM Thread Starter
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Aux. Back-up Lights on Factory bumper .

I was going to wait to put my aux. back-up lights on till I build a bumper . But got bored waiting to hear about a job out of town so I decided to mount them on my JK factory bumper .

I used 100watt floods that are 4 1/2" stainless steel and mounted them on the rear bumper out of the line of fire with hidden wiring . all connections are soldered & heat shrunk , all wires are loomed . They are wired up to #4 on my homebuilt power distribution panel . All wires are 14ga. and all hardware is stainless steel . I pulled the rear bumper off to do this and drilled drain holes at the bottom of it . All fasteners have medium ( blue ) thread locker . There are lots of pictures for anyone interested in doing this . PM me if you have any questions the pics don't answer . Hope you find this useful........

P.S. This Mod. is in 5 parts to include all the photos ......

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Aux. Back-up lights P-2.

Interesting that the rear plastic bumper is Made in Canada !
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Great job.
Do you have it back together and on your Jeep? If so, how about a pic or two from a few feet away. Would love to see how it looks all ready to go.
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Aux. Back-up Lights P-3.

I have these same lamps on my fair lead to light up both sides of the front on trails . Very good illumination .
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Aux. Back-up Lights P-4.

I'm thinking of filling these hollow bumpers with expasion foam ..... give em' a little more ridgidity .
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Aux. Back-up Lights P-5.

This same wiring and mounting could be adapted for non-OEM bumpers as well .
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Great job.
Do you have it back together and on your Jeep? If so, how about a pic or two from a few feet away. Would love to see how it looks all ready to go.
Thanks and yes it is ....... It took awhile to post all 5 parts to this but the last pic is with the lamps installed . I can go out and shoot a pic in the twilight if anyone wants ............

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Looks good Added to the F.A.Q.
Just a note on the expansion foam; it can create a great amount of force while it expands and would most likely deform the bumper.
If you do attempt to fill it you need to add the foam in stages so it always has room to expand. A hole in the bumper isn't enough, the foam will skin over where it meets the air and seal in the pressure.
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where did you get the lights and what brand are they?
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Sorry about the pressure to post all the pics.

What a great idea. Trying to back-up at night is a beach to say the least, very nice.
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Looks good Added to the F.A.Q.
Just a note on the expansion foam; it can create a great amount of force while it expands and would most likely deform the bumper.
If you do attempt to fill it you need to add the foam in stages so it always has room to expand. A hole in the bumper isn't enough, the foam will skin over where it meets the air and seal in the pressure.
Good to know , I think I'll drill little holes in the back and start in the centre moving out a bit at a time with low expansion foam .....

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where did you get the lights and what brand are they?
We have store up here called Princess Auto . They do mail order and the lights are their house brand "Power Fist" . They are just cheap lights made in China ( I know don't support the beast .....LOL ! ) but work well for $20.00 Cdn a set . I'm sure you guys hae a cheapy store down there or even Walmart . But if you do want these like I said they do , do mail order and on-line orders . They really stand by their warranty for sure ...........

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Sorry about the pressure to post all the pics.

What a great idea. Trying to back-up at night is a beach to say the least, very nice.
No worries 1222 , it's all good ! I kept putting off mounting to build bumpers out of 316 Stainless I've been collecting from various jobs and decided to just mount them and move em' later .
You are correct it will be awesome to have good lighting in the back and where they are mounted should be a not bad spot out of the way of side impact and high enough for departure . I have a Reece 10,000lb hook on my reciever and that baby takes the hit before anything in the rear , very strong cast steel ............

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Wow, bumpers out of stainless. That would be a very expensive project if not for you collecting it. Look forward to see the build on them. Love that kind of stuff. Hope you start soon.
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Wow, bumpers out of stainless. That would be a very expensive project if not for you collecting it. Look forward to see the build on them. Love that kind of stuff. Hope you start soon.
I would not even want to guess LOL ! It's one benifit of working at various industrial death plants LOL ! I could have picked up some Titainium but that crap is to labour intensive , stainless isn't that bad to work with . It tends to move around a lot when welded an the dust is not fun ( nickle rash ) but it's fairly strong and 316 when used with uncontaminated disks , buffers & zips is pretty much rust free . The mill finnish is a bit rough but that's fine it will accept paint or bed liner quite well . I just don't like rust LOL ! And they salt the hell out of our roads up here ..........

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