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Old 08-15-2017, 12:05 PM   #11
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Any wind buffeting from the light?
I'm not sure I'd notice; my rig has wind noise from the swing away towing mirrors, the high roof, the full length roof rack, fabricated front bumper/pushbar, spare tire on the front bumper, the exposed Dana 60 front axle and then there's the road noise from the BFG All Terrains, the rattle from the 7.3 Diesel.

Any additional noise to my rig, from the light bar, I'm afraid would be a thimble full of sand to a beach!

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Old 08-15-2017, 12:46 PM   #12
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Cool, that looks great.

I'm commissioning Mike at xtreme to make A pillar mounts to hold a curved 52" light above the windsheild.. so if anyone else is interested, let me know!

I am interested!!! a 52-54" curved light bar should fit great. I have heard of people using f250 mounts and it worked but I would love a van specific one, I am hoping to squeeze one under my super mega top, hopefully it can sit flush enough to fit.....
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Old 08-15-2017, 12:49 PM   #13
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I am interested!!! a 52-54" curved light bar should fit great. I have heard of people using f250 mounts and it worked but I would love a van specific one, I am hoping to squeeze one under my super mega top, hopefully it can sit flush enough to fit.....

Probably won't fit on yours.. but if I were you I'd just mount it to the underside of your top. Heck, I might even have some nice mounts that I'd sell you cheap.
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You want to incorporate the mounting ears that come with the light bar if you can...

The supplied mounting ears have splines that interlock with splines on the body of the light bar, so it doesn't change position on rough roads.
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Old 10-31-2017, 04:22 PM   #15
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Cool, that looks great.

I'm commissioning Mike at xtreme to make A pillar mounts to hold a curved 52" light above the windsheild.. so if anyone else is interested, let me know!
FYI, Mike decided he didn't want to do this.
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Old 10-31-2017, 05:22 PM   #16
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FYI, Mike decided he didn't want to do this.
You should stop into Chassis Unlimited in Livermore. They do in-house CAD, laser cutting, press brake work, prototyping. Good group of young guys that I found very easy to work with on some one-off suspension parts, prices very reasonable, too. Make a template from poster board and talk to 'em

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Old 10-31-2017, 05:41 PM   #17
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I got a lead.. will let you know results in a week or two if I get around to it.
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How hard could this be? Mock up out of cardboard, cut out metal, weld, paint, install. Shouldn't take more than a couple hours......
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Old 11-01-2017, 06:43 AM   #19
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...Shouldn't take more than a couple hours......
I just spit out my coffee...

I have that same thought at the start of every 10hr project
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......yup, same thing, took me 5 hours of cursing rivets and ripping up my hands to replace the dang window regulator.....that’s after saying that exact thing to my wife....“it’ll only take a few hours”.....


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