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Old 04-29-2012, 11:25 PM   #1
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heres a light bar i made for my bugeye. i designed it around the premise of being strong enough to not shake when lights are mounted on it, to help protect my FMIC in lil fender benders, and be semi removable, with plans of also mounting a skid plate to it. this current version is made out of some exhaust tubing, and cost me $20 to make. (cost of metal.)













as it sits now, need to mount my lights still and fab a skid plate for it too.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:42 AM   #2
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are you planning on going to war with that thing? haha jk pulls it off quite well!
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:02 AM   #3
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how is it mounted?
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Old 04-30-2012, 11:41 AM   #4
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took two 14in pieces of the same tubing and welded them to the sub frame. on the two pieces of the bar that go under the nose i stretched the pipe to slide over its original OD, so the bar simply slides onto the two mounts underneath and bolts secure. there is about 3-4in of overlap that the bar slides on. the setup is strong enough for me to stand on (160lbs)
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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Hey really sweet looking build!!! I'm planning to make something like this for my STI soon.
Just wondering what the hell kind of exhaust pipe you are using that holds 160lbs??? lol Thats impressive
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Old 04-30-2012, 06:42 PM   #6
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thats hot!
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Old 05-01-2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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Not bad. But that exhaust tubing will not hold up to much, not to mention the ground clearance you lost.

I built this one out of 1 1/4 .120 CMDOM tubing. It has taken a beating, and still holds up.

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2193229
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Old 05-02-2012, 06:17 PM   #8
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didnt built it to battle tanks, but it is just a prototype for now anyhow haha, nice lil bar tho, clean setup
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Old 05-23-2012, 04:06 PM   #9
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Old 05-23-2012, 06:00 PM   #10
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nice, i like that a lot actually. but hard for me to hate the price i paid for mine tho hahaha what do you use for mounting points for yours?
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:36 AM   #11
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We used existing sub frame points.
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Old 05-28-2012, 04:15 PM   #12
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are you going to weld on the brackets for the lights or not mount lights, either way i give you +1. i like the thick bar on it. if i could give you a suggestion i would try to add some support to the top in the middle. sometimes the light bars like to bounce and be noisy, adding a support bar from the middle to around where the horns go is a good idea.
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Old 05-29-2012, 01:06 PM   #13
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yea i plan to weld some tabs top center and on the bottom as well for my lights. and if they do bounce i will add support, but since i dont plan on adding a lot, or any really heavy lights i hope it wont bounce much. thanks for the props tho
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Old 05-29-2012, 07:54 PM   #14
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yea i plan to weld some tabs top center and on the bottom as well for my lights. and if they do bounce i will add support, but since i dont plan on adding a lot, or any really heavy lights i hope it wont bounce much. thanks for the props tho
Ya this only happens in dirt or really rough roads.
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Old 06-04-2012, 04:08 PM   #15
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are you planning on going to war with that thing? haha jk pulls it off quite well!
I highly doubt it would hold up to much... most exhaust tube is 16-18ga, not much more than the thickness of sheet metal. Although it serves as a good light/lite mount. I don't think it would save much in the event of contact.

For the next go arount source out some 1.75x.120 or 1.5x.120 HREW you could keep the weight well under 25lbs and depending on your mounts, actually have a usable bull bar.
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:49 PM   #16
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thick pipe looks great. I wana try something similar that will mate up with my skid plate. Would you say your set up is strong enough to push back light brush? thats all the strenth i need mine for.
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Old 06-20-2012, 02:18 PM   #17
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yea i imagine light brush wouldnt be a problem. im sure it'll push over pretty small saplings with ease.
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