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Amber light mount

Discussion in 'Jeeps' started by misanthrope, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. Anyone have caution lights? if so how and where did you mount them. i had a Whalen 2 bulb halogen mag mount rigged on my roof, i don't feel like loosing an eye when the steel plate fall's off when i hit a curb. Anyone have any pics?

    thx
     
  2. BobC

    BobC Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Don't hit the curb. Use markers to protect damage to and from obstructions. The light coming off truck would take quite a hit and the light would probably be the least of your damage.
     
  3. smitty3903

    smitty3903 Junior Member
    Messages: 21

    How do you have a mag mount on a fiberglass top. Did you drill holes in the roof to mount the metal plate?
     
  4. ...i guess i should have elaborated a little more. Mag mount on fiberglass roof, the magnets are damn strong, but just not enough to hold the steel plate on the inside of the roof. This was a temp solution. I don't want to drill any holes. It would shimmy loose durring turns as well as normal plowing conditions. I'm looking to get a different set of lights and was wondering what other jeepers were using.
     
  5. DaySpring Services

    DaySpring Services PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,065

    I wonder how the suction cup mounts would work on a glass roof.
     
  6. The roof is textured unfortunately....
     
  7. bryanj23

    bryanj23 Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    You could go with a conduit mount light, like the ones used on the back of police motorcycles. Use a length of conduit tall enough to clear the roof from the back bumper then install a base fitting on the bumper. This would still involve doing some drilling on the bumper...guess I was unclear if you were against doing any drilling or just against drilling the roof.
     
  8. bryanj23

    bryanj23 Senior Member
    Messages: 135

    Something like this:

    http://www.phantomlights.com/beastbeam360.phtml
     
  9. brunosplace

    brunosplace Senior Member
    Messages: 282

    Hope this helps

    Here is my solution to the same problem, I refuse to put holes in the hardtop!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2009
  10. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    I used a 1" hold down ratchet strap strap attached the bottom of the light and put some thin closed cell foam on the bottom of the light. Photo's manana.
     
  11. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    This is how I did it back in the day

    jeep pole.jpg
     
  12. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    ok so the brown jeep 20 years later

    jeep 1.jpg
     
  13. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Add this with rebuild

    jeep2.jpg
     
  14. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Plus add paint and trim.....

    jeep3 (Small).jpg
     
  15. fernalddude

    fernalddude PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,105

    Plus some extras and some time.....

    jeep 4.jpg
     
  16. ironhart

    ironhart Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    cool upgrades!

    so if you don't mind telling me how big and what kind of lift?
    how big are the tires?
    how much did this help in plowing or off roading?
    thinking about a lift as well.
    thanks
    Ironhart :jester:
     
  17. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    Now for the important Question... What gears are you running? transfer case gearing? and trany auto ?
     
  18. ironhart

    ironhart Junior Member
    Messages: 9

    my Idea

    I am going to use some construction adhesive to glue a sheet of steel to the roof.
    The light holds to the steel with the magnet and run the power cord in the door.

    I also made a circle of wood the same size as the base and glued it to the steel. to give the light a little extra support and keep it from sliding off the steel.

    hope that makes sense

    Ironhart
     
  19. Wesley's Lawn

    Wesley's Lawn Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    We had hideaways in a 99 wrangler, looked cool and worked good.
     
  20. theplowmeister

    theplowmeister 2000 Club Member
    from MA
    Messages: 2,548

    Hi I tried the glue the meatle on the roof I used galvinised so i wont get rust stanes. I found on bumps the roof flexed so much the light would vibrate off the meetle with I tried gluing a piece of metal on the roof, I used galvanized steel so it wouldn't rust. The problem I found was that on bumps the roof flexed so much that the Twinkie would bounce off of the metal, then it would slam into the door hanging by its electric wire and put a dent in the door.

    You wooden caller may prevent that from happening.

    I now use a 1 inch wide ratchet strap which is bolted to the bottom of the Twinkie and riveted to the two brackets I made to clip onto the roof see photos.

    Twinkie.JPG

    Twinkie R Bracket Strap.jpg

    Twinkie R Bracket.jpg

    Twinkie with Straps.jpg