Flush mount lights on rear frame rail (bumper)

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Didn't find anything on search. Anyone done this? How thick is the material? Is this a stupid (unsafe?) idea?
 
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3mm. There's decent access to the centre of that section from behind to weld in a small gusset if you were really worried. How big are these lights?

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I'd be willing to do it to my own car. If you're running a tow hitch set up it's already added a heap of bracing to that area of the chassis.

Depth may be more of an issue than anything else, but only on the outside edges. I can measure that up tomorrow. Diode Dynamics SSC1's are plenty for rear lights and smaller footprint for cutting.
 

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I'd be willing to do it to my own car. If you're running a tow hitch set up it's already added a heap of bracing to that area of the chassis.

Depth may be more of an issue than anything else, but only on the outside edges. I can measure that up tomorrow. Diode Dynamics SSC1's are plenty for rear lights and smaller footprint for cutting.
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What do you want the light to do; extra brake light, back-up light, or light for working behind the vehicle at night??

I forget who but someone makes a bracket for a rear facing light, attached higher up on the body.
 

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These Rigid D-series lights are flush mount type and can be installed on most any surface. The frame rail could work if it’s wide enough. If your lights have a similar mounting plate, should be easy to install.




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Sounds like you are still stock in the rear. Put them in the plastic wings. Will look better, probably better output since further apart, and it’s not as “permanent”.
 

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What do you want the light to do; extra brake light, back-up light, or light for working behind the vehicle at night??

I forget who but someone makes a bracket for a rear facing light, attached higher up on the body.
I plan to use these as an additional reverse light that I can also switch. I have the brackets from YodaTeq inbound for 2 more up high.
 

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