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Old January 24th, 2008, 09:12 PM
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Grill Lights Adapter

i got some new lights for xmas... a pair of hella 4000 fogs for my grill. they will be replacing the stock lr day lights that are there. these are the center located lights on the bumper. anyways, the 4000's are deeper than the stocks and when i attempted to mount them the backs hit the grill and the units cannot stand upright (tips forward). what i need is an adapter to bring the mounts out forward 2". before i go and find a welder who can fab this for me, does anyone know of an existing adapter out there?
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John, if you draw up some dimensions I can make something for you.
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Old January 25th, 2008, 06:11 AM
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just cut the grill out.
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I would pick up a piece of flat steel and make a tab, bolt one end of it to your bumper and push the light out 2-3 inches in front.

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Old January 25th, 2008, 07:28 AM
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See if you can find this: http://picasaweb.google.com/andrew.v...fenderLightBar
I didn't want to cut the grill.
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John, I put this Pro Comp light bar on my Wrangler. Very simple and clean design. Drill 2 holes and bolt on. Might be what you need?
http://www.central4wd.com/inventoryd...age=id%7C49130

Here are some better pics of the bar on my Jeep. I ended up reversing it because I wanted the lights closer to the grill. But this gives you the idea.
http://forum.jkboard.com/viewtopic.p...ghlight=#52904
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Old January 25th, 2008, 08:05 PM
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I was hesitant about cutting up my grill but I found one on here and chopped it up. I still have that one, the stock one and the one that is on it now to replace the cut one. How much is a custom fit for Hella 4000s worth to ya?
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Old January 28th, 2008, 01:41 PM
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wow - love all the advice, thx all.

Andrew Vick: i think that's what i'd like to do... you fabbed a piece of thick steel, correct? is it flat or bent for additional support? also what is the thickness?

Jeep Rescue: thanks and i would love it if you can fab something. i'll get some measurements together and get them over to you.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 02:31 PM
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Nope. It's a factory light bar with 2 light tabs and feet that bolt into the brush bar mounts with longer bolts. I could get the part number, if you'd like.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 05:35 PM
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ah... gotcha. i think what i have is a factory light bar but it doesn't have the tabs, just bolt holes straight down.

sure - what is the part number?
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Here is what the factory light bar looks like. It's actually pretty simple to copy. This one is already sold.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 08:18 AM
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The sticker only says "ID 135599 warranty void if removed". Can't find it on the web, but that's a picture of it up there.^
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Roverconnection.com has them for $150. Worth it if you want to keep it clean looking.
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so i have installed the lights using 2 3" x 3" pieces of 3/16" steel bringing them about 2" from their original mounts. as a result the lights have a flickering effect because of the vibration. now i'd like to mount a support rod of sorts to the top of the lamps to just behind the grill. i notice there's 2 rods running at 45 degree angles behind the grill and it looks like a good place to attach the support here.

anyone done this or have recommendations on what type of support mechanism to use here?
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