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I finally got some real lights on the truck!!

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by DCJ inc., Oct 16, 2008.

  1. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    I finally got real lights on the truck but theres a problem. Its a whelen mini egde, its permanent mount but the bar sits up to high off the roof i hate it looks like ****. so my question is do they make a low pro mounting system for these lights?
     
  2. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    did you already drill the roof or is it on a backrack?
     
  3. mcwlandscaping

    mcwlandscaping 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,557

    dear god i hope he didn't drill the roof!!! if your putting it on a backrack you can very easily make a set of brackets to place it at whatever height you want it.
     
  4. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    if its on the rack ill send you some pictures of what i did for mine it sits about 1 1/2 inches off the roof
     
  5. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    i drilled the roof and mounted it the only reason why I did this is b.c i use my back rack as a ladder and lumber rack almost weekly. If i didnt use the back rack i would have mounted it on there..so so they back a low pro mount kit or can i make one.?
     
  6. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    ill put some pics of how i did it on the back rack
    we took some steel plate cut it to width of lightbar slid it in where the feet were then welded bolts through it to use as mounting studs. alos we used another piece with set screws to hold everyhting in place. for you i would put some spacers in between the roof and bar the bar if you do this like 1/2 inch or so
    here are the pics i already posted in another thread
    i can take better more detailed ones in the am if your interested
    http://www.plowsite.com/showthread.php?t=65656

    -Kyle
     
  7. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    If you already drilled the roof, you're screwed. The only option whelen makes that would be considered "low profile" is the stud mounts, which sit the bar right down on a flat surface. And the holes wouldnt even be close to where the holes for the feet are.
     
  8. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    if he does what i did it might just work mine are fully adjustable they slide in the bar just like the feet did
    not to argue with you sine im sure you know better than i do. but it might be possible and it would be very inexpensive to try
     
  9. DCJ inc.

    DCJ inc. Member
    Messages: 44

    yea i have to spend some time looking at it and figure something out. i didnt install it so i didnt even know what it wood like like before my g/f brought the truck home. i love you truck. an f350 will deffinatly be my ext truck but i think ill get grey. I have an 04 dodge now..its good truck but its getting tired. the only draw back to it is its a gas truck. next ill have a deisel...!
     
  10. ColliganLands

    ColliganLands PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,854

    thanks for the comments
    let me know if you need some detailed pictures - like i said im not sure if it will work for you but it wont cost you too much to try it and if does work youre set if not its 10-15 bucks
     
  11. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    why dont you put flat head screws in the holes and seal around them
     
  12. Fiafighterdude

    Fiafighterdude Senior Member
    from ME
    Messages: 740

    thats the mount they have on the Towman's 9M Series ......right?
     
  13. BlueLine Ent

    BlueLine Ent Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    Yes, typically the towmans bar comes with the stud mounts.