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Old September 14th, 2011, 02:11 AM
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thing of beauty - 3rd brake light bars done

1st batch is done. See pics as they turned out nice. Anyone up for one?
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Old September 14th, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Awesome job! Now the rest of my ride is going to have to get cleaned up just to match these bars
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Old September 14th, 2011, 10:08 AM
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I wish someone would make the light to go with it
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Old September 14th, 2011, 10:35 AM
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bar

A member had asked me if I could make the bars taller to clear some of the larger tire and yep sure that would not be a proble. Just let me know how much taller you need the bar to be?

Barry - I have contacted trucklight and just need to get back with them with pictures of a light and the foot print size. I will post their response.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 10:51 AM
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Cool. I cracked the lense of mine and now I feel my truck is worthless
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Old September 14th, 2011, 02:32 PM
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Those look good. Nice work. And, yes, Barry's truck is definitely worthless now.
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Old September 14th, 2011, 02:51 PM
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I want to sell my truck for parts. Everything must go except the km1 spare.

As for the light, I think the 94 had a different light than the 95 and 97. I couldn't open mine in the same way I could open a 95. Two tops screws on the 95 and it opened. On the 94 the whole thing has to come off the bar.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:26 PM
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Good job Clay - I just got mine today and it looks really nice. Unfortunately I won't be able to put it on for a couple of weeks probably.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 04:55 PM
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Matt,
Thank you. Let me know how they fit. I put each one up to my 94 to make sure the holes line up with no problem.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 06:59 PM
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Cool. I cracked the lense of mine and now I feel my truck is worthless
Damn it! I can't believe I just cracked my ST's TBL lens. Pisses me off... and yes I see what you mean, my truck now seems worthless as well.

Now what? One more unobtainium part to add to the wish list....
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 07:59 PM
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Garth,
I am doing a little research on the upper windshield trim and possibly a third brake light replacement. I will poke around and see if there is a match out there. The lens have all that DOT stuff on them which I am not sure if that matters in a replacement setting *.
Clay

*To anyone else who may wants to reply regarding this statement Yes I do know that concerning the DOT having an approved lens is needed to be in compliance and a person may get fined if the DOT numbers are not present.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:07 PM
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I don't think anyone is stopping us for the third brake light missing a dot stamp.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:10 PM
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Garth,
I am doing a little research on the upper windshield trim and possibly a third brake light replacement. I will poke around and see if there is a match out there. The lens have all that DOT stuff on them which I am not sure if that matters in a replacement setting *.
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Cool, thanks Clay.
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 08:23 PM
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I say you both use red cellophane over your cracked lenses since both trucks are essentially worthless now. Why spend money on something that has no value now?
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Old September 23rd, 2011, 09:55 PM
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I can't wait to get mine. That rusty bar stands out like a flashing neon sign at a cheesy hotel.
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Old October 6th, 2011, 10:40 AM
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1st batch is done. See pics as they turned out nice. Anyone up for one?
I'll take one, but i need the light assembly to go with it. How much and wondering if trucklight got back to you. Thanks!
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Old October 6th, 2011, 01:44 PM
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Peter,
I am currently out of these and not sure if I will make anymore. If I do, please let me re-iterate that that the ad never said an EXACT copy and that your factory bar may be slightly different from what is copied. I have had the following feedback so far from the six purchased:

One fit great with just a slight enlarging of one of his truck's mounting hole,
One fit great but 2 of the holes on the bar did not line up which is a total "my bad" on checking it
One member's original bar had an almost 90 degree bend in his bar rather than a smoothed S on the passengers side and as such the bar would not totally clear the tire carrier. Note that your tire carrier can be adjusted by loosening the bolts as there is a bunch of wiggle room to make the tire carrier clear the bar
One member was unhappy the 2 of his corners on the passenger's side mounting plate were square and not rounded. Not much I could do on that one except offer a full refund including a reimbursement for shipping

So if I do anymore I will let you know BUT there is absolutely $0 profit in this for me so there is no incentive for me to spend time driving to the machine shop, powder coaters, box company and shippers to get these to your door.
Anyone how wants one may have to accept that they may have to do a little on there part to get this to fit as all of the bars on the soft tops are not exactly the same. They too were made in batches and come with irregularities.

Pricing is $230 poder coated or $205 spray bombed and shipping nor a third brake light is not included with the bar.
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Old December 19th, 2011, 10:44 PM
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Hi Clay,
I didn't read every post here but do you still have any 3rd brake light bars left? My 94 D90 is in need!
Thanks!
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Old December 20th, 2011, 12:29 AM
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Dave,
I am having 3 made up but I have been saying that for a few months now because I can't get the machine shop to start and finish them AREFEGGDFFdFGE(&*)*&()^(*%(*&(Y^*&*&!!!!! Hopefully I should have them by the end of next week. If your serious about getting one shoot me a PM and I will send you my paypal address. I know the feeling as my 94 bar almost a goner when I got the truck.
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Old January 7th, 2012, 04:23 PM
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looking for 3rd Brake Light Kit

Interested to buy 3rd Brake light kit (with or w/out bar OK) - anyone have one to sell?
tel (347) 421-4519 or ross.colbert@rabobank.com
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