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Mounting Windshield lights w/pics!

Discussion in '40- & 55-Series Tech' started by freightdog, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. freightdog

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    Finally a day off to do something with my long neglected Cruiser...

    Now to do the wiring...

    They went on with self tappin screws like a breeze...

    and the roads out here will tell me if they will last...
     
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  2. freightdog

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    and with the lights...

    now off to wiring land!
     
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    where did u get those anodized tabs? looks good
     
  4. freightdog

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    I got em outa Cool Cruisers about a year ago...they are now discontinued...sorry!

    http://coolfj40.stores.yahoo.net/ligmounauxwi.html

    but it is always nice to look at the girls on that site!:ban:
     
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    me likey much!!! :cheers: Too bad those tabs are discontinued! I was looking for those exact ones.... :crybaby:
     
  6. freightdog

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    Trade me for some some elk!

    The passenger side vibrates a bit...just back from a test ride...

    need heavier screws!

    don't we all...
     
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    Does anyone still make these brackets? Looks good. I want to do the same.
     
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    I'm kinda liking this idea......
    FJ40_lights_mounted_noseguard.jpg
     
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    Why drill holes in a perfectly good windshield frame? Get the ones that mount to the hinge screws.

    Either of these mounts can be made with some scrap 1/8" steel and a welder!
     
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    Nice color on that Cruiser...

    Hmmm, guess I am not that creative...I just mounted em like the ones on Cool Cruiser...the higher the light the better the illumination...

    Now I can not wait for oh dark thirty...
     
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    Thanks Jeff
    another pic w/o top:
    [​IMG]


    Strolling into a campsite late at night...having those floodlights up high really brighten up the darkness. :D

    The other nice thing about there loc., is it tends to reduce any glare off the hood.

    Current Setup (everything is on relays):
    Main lamps - w/80-140 watt H4 bulbs
    Bumper - clear driving lamps w/yellow 75watt H3 bulbs
    Window frame - flood lamps w/100 watt H3 bulbs
     
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    Nice!

    Mine are the KC 150 watt -

    I need to upgrade my headlights...

    This is going from no time on the raod to being our primary vehicle...
     
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    I'm kinda likin your Roll Cage!
     
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    Caution this is a thread hijack what size and type of tire do you have.

    THanks
     
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    33x10.5R15 BFG MTs on fj40 disc-brake rims (non-rivet).

    no issues what so ever...
     
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    White hoods and windshield mounted lights don't mix...just an fyi. The reflection off the hood pretty much cancels out any extra help they give ya.
     
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    33x10.5 Mud Terrain Radials

    https://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?t=129700

    FWIW, I think the 35s are too big for your rear wheel wells. "Do these tires make me look fat?"
     
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    Hooks are stainless:
    [​IMG]

    Tankota,
    You do bring up a good point.
    Glare was not an issue before, I'll have to test again...


    Eddy,
    Yea, 35s are too big :(
    Maybe when these are bald, I'll upgrade to 285/75R16 :D
     
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    The white hood/glare issue was really apparent when I rode in a friends rig last year at the dunes. I don't think the darker colors will have a problem. That's a nice lookin cruiser.;)


    Freightdog. Did you used to go by MD11freightdog?