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Collecting Ideas

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by EGLC, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I'm going to be building a custom backrack next year...heres a quick mock-up I did on paint lol

    anyone want to throw out ideas lmk....BTW I'm 1000000% AGAINST a light bar so dont mention one lol

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  2. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    more lights....lots more lights..
     
  3. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    well I want to def. put 4 LIN6s........3 look out of place. oh and where do you expect me to put more lights?? lol According to my measurements all 8 lights with 1" gaps will be over 54" wide.
     
  4. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    I think the one you already have looks great.....except for the wires dangling of course.
     
  5. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I cant stand mine personally....I hate how my lights are all spread out....I want a flush mount and I want it to look like the rack was designed AROUND the lights lol......but hell if you like it you can buy it off me and finance my new one ussmileyflag :salute:
     
  6. accipiter12

    accipiter12 Senior Member
    Messages: 223

    I'm thinking of putting two whelen L32's on my backrack or a whelen dominator 8 LINZ6 light. Like the traffic advisor part of it. Not sure what I'll do. Maybe both. :bluebounc

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  7. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    thats the beauty of fabbing your own rack, if you have the skills and think ahead a little, you can run all wires inside...all it takes is opening the back of the the top square tubing and making a face plate, threading, and bolting it so you can get to the back of all your lights, then run the loom with all the wires inside one of the verticals and have a 3/4" or 1" hole with a grommet at bottom of vertical to run over bed rail, the end of your loom with wires pops outta this hole...or run it right down to the bottom of bed, whatevers clever....hardly see the wires...can look real slick....was thinking of getting to my own BackRack project after the season...When I do get the chance, and blow the dust off the welder...I will post it up and show my progress...good luck on yours...hope it works for ya
     
  8. mycirus

    mycirus Senior Member
    from Mass
    Messages: 589

    Im happy with what I have. Good luck to ya.
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  9. DHDB

    DHDB Member
    Messages: 94

  10. RBRONKEMA GHTFD

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    Couldn't you do 1 of the clears on each side, and then 4 of the 6 up leds. You'd have to space them out a little farther to make it look right. How well do those clear leds work? Like hows the beam spread? Just thinking that all you might do is light up your bed and thats the worst thing you want while its snowing like crazy and you can't see.
     
  11. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    something i sketched up a while ago made the sides alot bigger than the backrack

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  12. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    I don't expect the clears to light up far distance. Its more just as a reverse light, I have strobes in my stander reverse light area. Also I want turn/tail/stop/running on the back rack so that's why it make it 2 on each side.

    I would also ad a 3x3 or 5x5 work light on each side of this "hanging" off of it.
     
  13. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    oh8 I love that!! Looks really good man! Might do something like that!
     
  14. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
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    lil bit of everything on this......my nieghbor is a cert. welder and engineer...

    backrack.3.jpg
     
  15. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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  16. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,733

    here is a better one...........

    backrack.4.jpg
     
  17. EGLC

    EGLC PlowSite.com Addict
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  18. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    Ya I know but free is for me. All those lights were collected over time and free. The rack was made with scrap and a little bit of bought steel.
    T.J.
     
  19. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    I like the one on post #16... Now you need to add some lights on the sides... I suggest an amber and a clear. Amber during your plowing and you'll have the ability to light the sides with the clear for when you exit to light the sides of your truck!
     
  20. T&M SnowMan

    T&M SnowMan Senior Member
    Messages: 249

    The one drawback to hearing all these ideas is that with each one my wallet gets lighter....I'm always fabbing something up...this just gives me more ideas to give my money away..lol