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Old 04-18-2008, 12:09 PM   #1
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Aluminess Light Mount Search

Here's what I've found:
Black Rhino Mounts for 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 inch tube

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PIAA Small Mounts for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 inch tube
PIAA 2.5" Mounts for 2-1/2 inches only

I'm looking to put these on the aluminess front bumper tube which is ~1-7/8".

I need to either stretch the black rhino mounts or build up the diamater for the 2.5" PIAA mounts, or find some ~2" mounts. Anyone have other options?
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Old 04-18-2008, 12:17 PM   #2
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Yes. Motolights used to make motorcycle driving lights that mounted to the front forks. I actually kept a set of mounts to use for off-roading. Stout alumn base that secures with clamps (hose type clamps incorporated into the base). I can shoot you a pic this evening if you like (assuming I can locate them). Tomorrow is shop cleaning day (also front wheel bearing repack, U-joint replacement and water pump install day). Sure to locate the mounts while cleaning up the shop, if I can't quickly find them tonight.
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Old 04-18-2008, 03:14 PM   #3
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On my list of projects (yes, a long list) I was going to try to spec the right size collar from these guys and make up some light mounts. One of many project I haven't gotten to yet.

http://www.staffordmfg.com/NewProdApp.aspx#

I'll be interested to see what you come up with.

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Old 04-18-2008, 05:44 PM   #4
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I really like the PIAA, they look durable and thick enough to actually support lights. I just wish they came in a closer size.
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Old 04-19-2008, 01:59 PM   #5
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Jage have you tried Aluminess? I just talked to Dave Hoskins Friday and he has clamps that will hold a hi-lift jack on the front bumper. Maybe he has something for lights.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:28 PM   #6
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This is what Aluminess has these:


But at $75 each even with their offer to modify I'm not interested. Imagine, I didn't like the idea of what these would do to the lines of the bumper if mounted backwards...

Also I found out- the weird size is because they use pipe, not tube. Pipe is ID not OD and different sizes too boot.
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Old 04-21-2008, 09:42 PM   #7
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Jage,
Why not just drill through the tubing, use some Grade 5 or 8 coated bolts and nuts. Should look clean.

or mount them lower like I did.

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Old 06-02-2008, 10:49 PM   #8
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Here's what I came up with. It actually works pretty well despite being such a hack. Went offroading for 2 days and they stayed right were they were.


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