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Old 12-23-2018, 01:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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old idea.. motorized light bar that will raise up

well Ive been sharing some thoughts of ideas I have had through the years.. go look in the mud forum if your curious..

anyways.. I used to be a bit of a robotics expert.. and this idea 1st came to me about 20 years ago..

anyone ever see a light bar that would raise up high, when you wanted.. and lower back down (below the roof line) when you need the clearance..

years ago, I had drawn up some plans.. but I never actually got around to building one.. I had like 5-6 kinds which worked different ways..

personally I built a custom mount for 2 KC fog lights, and 2 KC daylighters.. which I mounted to my warn trans4mer kit..

I always figured Id run the same pattern of 4 lights pointing forward.. and 4 pointing to the rear.. and maybe 2 KC fogs (1 on each side) pointing left and right...

I often got myself in trouble.. offroading at night.. when I couldnt see behind me so well..

even on my ranch truck, which needs a new engine we run into this kind of problem, trying to load up heavy deer after a long search runs into the night...
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Old 12-23-2018, 07:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Im h4veing a h4rd time underst4nding you 4 some re4son.

So you w4nt 4 lights in every godd4mn dirrection 4 you to see better 4t night 4 hunting 4nd claim to be 4n expert 4ming 4nd f4bing robotics but c4nt 4igure out b4sic lin4er 4ctu4tors 4nd a little bit of geometry? Riiiiiiiiight..........
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:26 AM   #3 (permalink)
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This has been done to death in the desert racing world. And what does being a robotics expert have fuck all to do with rigging lights to an actuator or similar.

Just FYI OP you sell yourself better as a sheep fucker than a robotics expert.
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Old 12-23-2018, 11:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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My 67 Ford F100 has that. Electric actuator that raises and lowers a 4 light bar. I robbed the parts from the old UA Tacoma.
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Old 12-27-2018, 07:47 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This has been done to death in the desert racing world. And what does being a robotics expert have fuck all to do with rigging lights to an actuator or similar.

Just FYI OP you sell yourself better as a sheep fucker than a robotics expert.
2 things.. 1st off I had deleted the paragraph that explains the robotics part.. basicly I want to be able to move some of the lights.. the KC daylighters.. not the KC fogs.. there is much more to it.. like being able to turn the 2 pair left to right and up or down.. cuz many times, when you are on an incline or whatever.. your lights arent necessarily pointing where you want them to.. make sense?

the other is I was just wondering if you really are part Cherokee?? Im part Tonkawa..
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old idea.. motorized light bar that will raise up

Cop cars have had them for decades on the windshield post

Or of you want a remote controlled one

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yeah Ive seen several brands of those single bulb motorized kits.. like the one pictured above.. they all sucked in brightness.. compared to KC daylighters..

one of the other scenarios I drew is if the lights would turn around completely.. facing forward or rear.. but it would require so many little parts.. the only real problem would be the wiring binding up.. if the lights are turned 360 degrees

Ive never pitched some of these ideas of mine..

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KC daylighters suck. You might as well just shine a flashlight over your roof.
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so we were looking at the Shelby Raptor.. and I noticed and asked.. yes they have a moving overhead extension light bar..
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You had a week off to build this, and you didnt.
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