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Today 06:19 AM
Java
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Originally Posted by JNHEscher View Post
Doesn't look like the bumper weight dropped your front much at all. Ready for all the deer hide the streets throw at it.
It's really not that heavy. I "can" pick it up myself.... Probably 175lbs ish just super awkward by yourself.

And woth airbags I can adjust the height anyway, but I didn't touch it.

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Today 01:33 AM
JNHEscher Doesn't look like the bumper weight dropped your front much at all. Ready for all the deer hide the streets throw at it.
Yesterday 05:15 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by bigun View Post
Cardboard
Added
Drafting
or did you use a computer
Looks good
Cardboard of course!

PM the way home. Looks good [emoji16]

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Yesterday 05:14 PM
bigun Cardboard
Added
Drafting
or did you use a computer
Looks good
Yesterday 03:23 PM
Java Now onto the BD light bar. No way it fit period. I tired and tried no dice.

So A little CAD later, and I made new mounts that used the body holes. Adjustment will come from the clamps that hold it to the bar.





And on the KC tube clamps, only thing I could find that fit 2 3/8" tube nicely.



Couldn't get much tighter!


Yesterday 03:22 PM
Java Finally a day without meetings. Bumper time. Took the truck to work this morning and nosed into the shop. Unfortunately the door isn't big enough and neither is the shop....



Installation is the reverse of removal?



Brackets where close.... Reamed the holes to fit. Also the back one was single sided, they used a carriage bolt there. I drilled through the other frame rail to through bolt it.



Also had to cut the bolts down as they hit the intercooler.....



Swapped the Rigid fogs over to the outer holes.



Bumper mounted up!

12-09-2019 09:58 AM
Java End of summer mode. Clean everything out of the back.


Holds lots of goodies. 7 pairs of skis, a full size shovel, all the dump equipment, axe, chairs and carpet.


Engage mobile ski cabin.


Not much snow, but the weather was good.
11-26-2019 09:25 AM
Java
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Originally Posted by GLTHFJ60 View Post


lol

Low profile side mounts are going to be your only option, unless you drill through your freshly powdercoated bumper. Even then, you would have space to account for inbetween the sides of the light and the bumper, and it's too pretty to do that imo.
I have some tube clamps coming.... Going to try to flip the brackets backwards and upside down and hang it from the tube between the uprights. I noticed it I mount it behind them I'm going to get a shadow...

Hopefully woth some low profile hardware I can sneak it in. May have to counter sink the brackets.

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11-26-2019 09:17 AM
GLTHFJ60
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Originally Posted by Java View Post
Stop that.

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lol

Low profile side mounts are going to be your only option, unless you drill through your freshly powdercoated bumper. Even then, you would have space to account for inbetween the sides of the light and the bumper, and it's too pretty to do that imo.
11-26-2019 08:39 AM
christyle
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Originally Posted by Java View Post
How do you attach to the bottom of the light?

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I think he means off of the bottom row of lens bolts maybe? Not bad, but no adjustment, simply at least.
11-26-2019 08:01 AM
Java
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Originally Posted by GLTHFJ60 View Post
get a narrower light
Stop that.

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11-26-2019 07:50 AM
GLTHFJ60 get a narrower light
11-25-2019 03:57 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by 87manche View Post
nutserts in the vertical grill guard piece, angle iron bracket to the bottom of light, done.
How do you attach to the bottom of the light?

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11-25-2019 03:55 PM
87manche nutserts in the vertical grill guard piece, angle iron bracket to the bottom of light, done.
11-25-2019 03:26 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by 65Chevy4x4 View Post
Make a bracket that uses the 4 bolts that hold the end of the light on. Then have that bracket go down and bend inward so you can have a hole and slot in that to match to a tab that bolts to bumper. Would space the light up a bit and be a pain to build but only way i can see it done. Unless you can somehow clamp a bracket to the housing or around the housing as well.
Interesting idea. I had not thought of using the end cap bolts. Will investigate!
11-25-2019 03:23 PM
65Chevy4x4 Make a bracket that uses the 4 bolts that hold the end of the light on. Then have that bracket go down and bend inward so you can have a hole and slot in that to match to a tab that bolts to bumper. Would space the light up a bit and be a pain to build but only way i can see it done. Unless you can somehow clamp a bracket to the housing or around the housing as well.
11-25-2019 03:05 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by 65Chevy4x4 View Post
Can you access the backside of the vertical plate on bumper next to the light? If so you could drill a hole and cut a slot for the adjustment directly into that and then run a spacer to make up the gap there and use bolts inside bumper. Would be a bitch to adjust and everything else about it but would work.
Nope..... All welded closed. I am tempted to to drill thru both sides of the upright, but would no have any adjustment that way....
11-25-2019 03:01 PM
65Chevy4x4 Can you access the backside of the vertical plate on bumper next to the light? If so you could drill a hole and cut a slot for the adjustment directly into that and then run a spacer to make up the gap there and use bolts inside bumper. Would be a bitch to adjust and everything else about it but would work.
11-25-2019 02:44 PM
Java New light arrived. I knew it was going to be close, 30" bar, but I couldn't find and good specs on the bar with brackets. Buuuut its REALLY tight. Light I cant bolt the brackets on tight. I may be able to mount it behind the uprights, but I need to get the bumper on and check grill clearance.

If anyone has any good ideas LMK.

That is with it tight to the other side.


11-25-2019 01:57 PM
Java
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Originally Posted by v6toy4x View Post
say it isnt so!!
Yep..... Been busy with shit around the house/kids bdays etc. But I got the other project moving under its own power this weekend. First "drive" since 1982.

I dont fawking remember how to make YT work. Click

https://youtu.be/0B52BC4yN1U

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11-25-2019 11:58 AM
v6toy4x
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Originally Posted by Java View Post
truck has been in the driveway for the last two weeks
say it isnt so!!
11-25-2019 11:28 AM
Java
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Originally Posted by fredycruger View Post
on early superdyty(99-) there was common leak in the corners of the windshields , not enough adhesive

it leaks down the pillar and drip right onto fuse block/GEM module

i found the leak by having the pillar cover off


might be worth to look there
Ill pull them.... Worth looking. This must be dripping on something in the stereo/sound wiring. The speakers make funny static whenever it rains now....

I cant find any obvious wet spots tho.
11-25-2019 11:26 AM
fredycruger
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Originally Posted by Java View Post
Grrrr Moisture inside. Cant find the leak..... Maybe windshield. Pulled headliner as the marker lights seem to be a common one, all good there.

on early superdyty(99-) there was common leak in the corners of the windshields , not enough adhesive

it leaks down the pillar and drip right onto fuse block/GEM module

i found the leak by having the pillar cover off


might be worth to look there
11-25-2019 11:23 AM
Java
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Originally Posted by aczlan View Post
Any chance that its from wet carpets caused by snow melting off of your gear?

Aaron Z
Nope, truck has been in the driveway for the last two weeks
11-25-2019 11:21 AM
aczlan
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Originally Posted by Java View Post
Grrrr Moisture inside. Cant find the leak..... Maybe windshield. Pulled headliner as the marker lights seem to be a common one, all good there.

Any chance that its from wet carpets caused by snow melting off of your gear?

Aaron Z
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