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well, since GERDO built his light bar i've been making up some drawings and dreaming of my own lightbar. I want it to be baja, style fully surrounding the lights. Does anyone have any other pictures of light bars? Or ideas? I dont want to drill into my roof rack/basket........Im gonna make it removeable too, how about having like a quick disconnect power cables. Would anyone know of anything like that?
 

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Well depending on the lights.... some come with quick disconnects. I know mine have them built in. Of course, mine are sort of pricey! If they dont come with them then it could be a good idea to have them easily removeable.

Now for the light bar. First you need to start with some lights. If you are going to do a baja light bar you need to know the diameter of the lights you are working with, so you know how large the enclosure needs to be.

If you want some pictures, the "Team Xterra Racing" truck has one of these light bars on it. It would be a good place to start looking. http://www.teamxterraracing.com/
 

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well, i'got some hella 500's. 5 of them. That team nissan x is pretty sick. Thats basically what i want to do to mine...eventually. Im just trying to figure out how to join all the lights together to one disconnect, which i would have inside the roof basket. And i think im gonna machine some bolts studs that will replace the two front factory bolts, that hold down the roof assembly, Whitch will be the bottom pivot point of the light bar. Thanks for the link and pics, they haelped alot. Hey do you know of anyone whos selling some aftermarket used uca's.? Thats next on my list. Thanks
 

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Xtrem, thats exactly what i was gonna do. I have the extra bar sitting at home just waiting to be drilled out and fabbed up. Nice to see what its gonna look like.
 

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Logisense said:
sweet setup xtrem! i'd becareful tho, that second picture looks like sharp metal on bare wire. (not EXPOSED but just the plastic coating) a little electrical tape wrapping can go a long way!
You're perfectly right, i'll wrap electrical tape as soon as possible.

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:clown: I don't see how anybody can live without Black electrical tape, it's good for a lot of different things and now and then ELECTRICAL !!!



Xtrem said:
Logisense said:
sweet setup xtrem! i'd becareful tho, that second picture looks like sharp metal on bare wire. (not EXPOSED but just the plastic coating) a little electrical tape wrapping can go a long way!
You're perfectly right, i'll wrap electrical tape as soon as possible.

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--Probably putting grommets in those holes might be s good idea too--

--You don't have to remove the wiring, just slice the grommet at an angle and press it in place, it ain't going anywhere--

-- :geek: :geek: --JIMBO
 

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sweet

Thats real cool ideal you can get a 3rd cross bar to use to mount you lights and still have room for a basket and or ski/snowboard racks.
 

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There are three things I have when doing electrical work.

Electrical Tape
Liquid Electrical Tape
Shrink Tubing

I use them all for different reasons, but I agree, one can not live without electrical tape. It goes right a long with duct tape in my tool box. :)



JIMBO said:
:clown: I don't see how anybody can live without Black electrical tape, it's good for a lot of different things and now and then ELECTRICAL !!!



Xtrem said:
Logisense said:
sweet setup xtrem! i'd becareful tho, that second picture looks like sharp metal on bare wire. (not EXPOSED but just the plastic coating) a little electrical tape wrapping can go a long way!
You're perfectly right, i'll wrap electrical tape as soon as possible.

Thank's
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--Probably putting grommets in those holes might be s good idea too--

--You don't have to remove the wiring, just slice the grommet at an angle and press it in place, it ain't going anywhere--

-- :geek: :geek: --JIMBO
 

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Ricky said:
Do you get much of a glare on your hood with the way you have the roof lights mounted?
I'll take a picture from the cabin tonight and i'll post it tomorrow.

I ordered rubber grommets for my holes. Thanks JIMBO...
 

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Thanks for the pics, they help so much. Did you use trailer light quick disconnections? Did you use that for each lamp? Where do your wires come into the cab? Thanks. Im getting so exited to build my light bar, ill probly start it on fri. I want to post pics of it, how do i add a picture to a post. Sorry lots of ?'s. thanks. Youre the man.
 

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x-mann said:
Did you use trailer light quick disconnections? Did you use that for each lamp? Where do your wires come into the cab?
I used one trailer light quick disconnection for each pair (2) of lights. For the wires, i have drilled an hole in my roof but with the help of one of my friend. This guy is a specialist in installation of lights on roof for emergency vehicles

There's the pictures of the last night :

Driving lights only


With hella 500 on top (no glare)


Hope that can help...
 

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Xtrem, can I see a pic of it from the side, I want to see how much clearance there is between the light bar and the wet box and the basket. my clearance between my loadwarrior and wet box is narrow, not sure if you ran into this.
 

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Et voila...



 
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