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Old 01-14-2002, 11:27 AM   #1
Apexboy
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Default Foglight placement

For those who have aftermarket foglights, I would like to know where you bolted the lights. I got my car back a while ago from the body shop, and they really messed up on bolting the bumper back. They stripped the plastic screw thing, and I can't seem to put it there.... I tried drilling, but I am hitting foam on the other side of the plastic, which makes it really flimsy.

I thought about the location that HIHO mentioned too. I am not sure how it's going to work. I have PIAA 40 round lights.

Help guys!!!
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Old 01-14-2002, 01:21 PM   #2
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Build a bar

http://photos.yahoo.com/witckraft

Click on "rally lighting"

They are really easy once you get the hang of it down...

if I was to do it again, I would build a bar out of the center of the grille under the bumper... its hard to explain. I just worry about morons in parking lots

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Old 01-14-2002, 01:41 PM   #3
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Thumbs up looks nice!

Looks nice! Looks indestructable. If I were to do what you mentioned later, would it be a simple Aluminum bar that you slapped on the bottom? How would I bolt it on? I am just worried about the thinness of the plastic. Hell, I can use JB Weld or liquid nail on it.
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Old 01-14-2002, 03:15 PM   #4
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I am going to drill a hole up through the inner grill area. It is some kind of plastic. There is a hollow area that I can feed the bolt through and place a large washer and a bolt. I will also put a washer where the fog light touches the bumper area. Then I will tighten the nut down and will have a very stable fog light. I am going to take some pictures as I go and I will post them.
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Old 01-14-2002, 04:05 PM   #5
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Before you drill look under the main bumper. Where you indicated there are already predrilled holes. There are acyually two under there. One is for the liscence plate the others are there to support the underside urethane to the composite beam in the bumper. Just unplug the plastic holes and wha-la.
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Old 01-14-2002, 04:09 PM   #6
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Geeze, I wish if it was that easy.... the body shop guy stripped the plastic bolt to kingdom come.... so it's permanently stuck in there.
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Old 01-14-2002, 04:41 PM   #7
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you "could" JBWeld them... but here is what I would do, without a welder

I would overlap them like mine #1.. it is stronger and less prone to snapping.

then cut a nice chunk out of the top overlapping piece
drill one, maybe 2 small holes. And rivet the two pieces together.
Before you do the riveting, I would JBWeld the overlap area, and then insert the rivets and cinch them up. This will make sure everything is strong.

so you have your bar and all, but you got those two holes where you cut access to the rivets right? BONDO them!! Bondo the access holes and bondo the ends of the box. I ran some screw into the box where I was bondo-ing so the bondo would grab onto it. Pack TONS in. Some people will complain saying it will break out in cold temps etc. Mine didnt yet.

And to mount it.... .. well, on my 93, I had two spots on the underlip where there were holes. Two inner one's were threaded, and two outer ones. I used the outer ones.
For a center support, I ran a screw into the bumper behind the plate. It really takes no load per-se, but just stabilizes it a little under vibrations

P.S. I used a trailer wiring harness to hook the lights up so they are easily removable. BUT I used huge Torx head bolts to hold it to the chassis so a thug couldnt easily steal it

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