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Old December 29th, 2012, 02:38 PM
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LED third brake light.

What do you guys think? I took a universal LED third brake light and made an aluminum housing for it and mounted it to one of Stephen's aluminum third brake light bracket. Let me your thoughts.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:21 PM
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How do the fuel cells mount?
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Soapy water / KY jelly, etc. is is basically a must. Yes, good idea to remove trim panels - only takes 5 more minutes to do so.
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Looks pretty aerodynamic
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Old December 29th, 2012, 04:53 PM
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I made a bracket that mounts to the spare tire carrier using the same bolt pattern. Then there is a bracket that sides into that bracket and uses a trailer hatch lock to secure it. The rotox gas cans mount to that bracket.
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When the F*%# did we get Ice cream!!!

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Old December 29th, 2012, 06:46 PM
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I made a bracket that mounts to the spare tire carrier using the same bolt pattern. Then there is a bracket that sides into that bracket and uses a trailer hatch lock to secure it. The rotox gas cans mount to that bracket.
Awesome, thanks for sharing.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 09:57 AM
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I am liking both mods. That gas tank setup is sweet. When I get a momment I want to mod a custom bike rack doing the same thing - having a hitch mount welded on a plate that goes on the tire rack. I will be looking at your pics when I do it to get a better idea on it.

BTW, how do you like the wheels? Looks like you have them bead-locked too.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:44 AM
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Don- I can take some more pics of the plate if you need them? Making a bike rack mount was the original idea from the start, but I just haven't found a mount that I wanted to cut up to make the mount. I figured that with the hitch mount it's kind of universal and went from there. The gas can mount was by accident. It was originally mount to the side of the spare tire carrier, but had a hell of a time getting to the latch if I wasn't paying attention or had something in my hand. Now I love this set up.

Yeah the wheels can be made into true bead-locks. There is a ring that sandwiches the tire on the face of the rim. I have the rings, but had a offroad shop install them and they cracked two of the rings. So I took them off and need to replace them when the funds become available. Other than that I love them!

I'm still playing with the third brake light. I might try to get the light to sit more flush with the house by removing the plastic housing and changing how it mount inside. Also I'm going to talk to Clay about making a few of them and bolt them up to his third brake light bars. I'm just gauging the interest before I start making them.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 09:43 PM
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When you have a chance some more pics would be great. But don't kill yourself on it - I have way too many other things I need to get done on the 90 before I mess with a custom rack build.
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Josh, do you have more pics of the 3rd brake light, and what parts were purchased and what were fabbed? My cover and lens broke and came off, so I need to replace mine completely, or come up with a replacement cover and lens.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 11:21 AM
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Josh, do you have more pics of the 3rd brake light, and what parts were purchased and what were fabbed? My cover and lens broke and came off, so I need to replace mine completely, or come up with a replacement cover and lens.
So I picked up this (Surface Mount 3rd Brake Light - ATC AT-LED 28X30-01) brake light from ebay and fabricated a cover for it to screw into out of Aluminum. I can take some more pictures of it a little later.
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When the F*%# did we get Ice cream!!!

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Still like that rotopax setup. Wish my wife would finish her welding classes so I could put her to work making stuff like the mount.
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Still like that rotopax setup. Wish my wife would finish her welding classes so I could put her to work making stuff like the mount.
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Old March 16th, 2016, 01:12 PM
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Still like that rotopax setup. Wish my wife would finish her welding classes so I could put her to work making stuff like the mount.
You say that, but what if his license plate is foreshadowing? Having an SUV/Truck rear end you with that setup would be seriously NOT ideal

It is is clean though, and great for water.
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Are you planning to make any more LED 3rd brake lights?
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How is it wired? Did you tap into one of the wires going to the L/R brake lights?
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Old October 26th, 2016, 10:11 PM
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Are you making the 3rd brake light and mounting bar or just the 3rd break light?
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