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Old July 5th, 2005, 10:08 AM
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Roof Rack Light Mount

I did a search and didn't come up with any useful information, most likely because the word choice I used didn't pull anything up. At any rate, I was hoping someone had a solution. I essentially am going to mount one or two lights in the rear and wanted something like a clamp that is large enough to fit around the tube and then with a bracket of sorts to bolt the light to. Thanks
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Old July 5th, 2005, 12:24 PM
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Someone from the UK posted the idea of scafolding brackets as the diameter is close/same as the tubing. The one at the Home depot have a threaded hole at one end, to which a bracket could be attached. I have also seen the brackets for chain link fences ar about right. Concern there is strength, but for a light...
I have not done this myself but if it works, post pix and I'll copy you.

I really need to start walking around with a digital camera 24/7.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 01:10 PM
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Is this to clamp to the basket, or the ladder rungs?
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Old July 5th, 2005, 03:39 PM
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Either way it doesn't really matter. I'd prefer to keep the ladders as clear as possible but in all honesty it shouldn't matter. My real concern was finding the hardware, whatever it may be, and figured since the basket is smaller diameter it might be easier to find.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 04:35 PM
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I think you have two options I've used in the past.

On the ladders (and bull bar), I've used the TJM CB mounts.

On the rack, I've used these marine clamps in various sizes according to which tube you put it on.
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Old July 5th, 2005, 05:20 PM
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Which one did you use when your truck was set up this way
http://www.pbase.com/dmarchand/image/35630191
and where is it secured to?
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Old July 5th, 2005, 11:26 PM
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Damn dave, those shots show a very clean undercarriage!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 07:49 AM
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Damn dave, those shots show a very clean undercarriage!

That's the first trail ride after galvanizing the frame and putting in the 2.8...

Hippert was my spotter in the front there.

The one you see in the picture is the TJM one, mounted to the top bar of the rack ladder support, not the basket (so I could remove the basket at anytime).
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Old July 12th, 2005, 12:59 AM
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I couldn't justify the 25 or 30 big ones for the tjm mount for my hella matador. I went to Lowe's today and found a 1 1/2" conduit hanger with nut and bolt. It works great, just took the bottom part of the hella mount off and mounted the light right to the conduit hanger. I'll post some pictures soon. At any rate this cost about a dollar and works fine. I used some non slip backing for rugs around the bar to add some grip and so as not to mark up the bars.

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...100&lpage=none
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bringing up an old thread, I'm looking for something similar.
I have a NAS brushguard, and can't really justify $20 + shipping each for the rugged ridge tube-mount light brackets.

What has everybody else done to mount lights to tube bumpers/racks? I'm looking for something that'll clamp around the ~2.5" diameter tube for the Hella 500's I already own.
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