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Roof light Bar

So I have been playing around with the idea of making a Light bar that mounts to the roof rail like the stock ones. I looked every where for a 1"x2"x6' or 1"x3"x6' piece of aluminum/steel. Everything I found was $50-$100. I went to Harbor Freight and got this..

It's 1"x2 1/2" I'm gonna cut it to about 52"


It's hollow so I can run the wires inside. And the end caps pop off so I can put them back on after I cut and paint it for a nice finished look.




Oh! The best part it was only $16.99!!

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I like what Romeo did, just mount the lights to an extra factory cross bar.
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Not only is it inexpensive, but you can use it as an inclineometer by sticking your head out the sunroof.....lol

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Innovation is one of the things that makes this such a great forum. Looking forward to your finished project.





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That is a clever idea. Stick it up there for a mock up and snap some photos. Curious about the scale/length and mounting. Probably have some wind buffeting to work out. Like a49er said these are the mods that make this forum. Keep it up!
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Went and got some lights at Auto zone $49.98 + tax. I got some hardware from Lowes $14. All I need now is some paint. I'm thinking a flat black or maybe bed liner spray. Oh someone is going to have to give me a wiring diagram for a 4 light setup lol. I know nothing about wiring lights. Total so far $83 bucks! Here are a few pics.

Cut to size.




Some hardware to mount it.



Lights on the bar. Lol still looks like a level !





Up on the commander. Just on the roof. It will be a bit higher when I put it on the rubber grommets.


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When its painted I think it will look good!

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That is looking rally cool.



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Keep us posted, I'm looking to do something similar.

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very cool innovation. Cant wait to see the finish...looking to do something similar as well
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