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install opinion

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by oh8chevy2500, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    What i have is a Bobcat 463 pretty small nice machine for sidewalks and all and i have 2 tir3 led heads left over from a install that never happend i want to mount them on the rear of the machine .... there are 2 removable panels in the rear door for bobcat's taillight option but it seems kind of low to me ... any one have an opinion on where?? pic attached a lil dark but u can see most of it
     

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  2. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    I see the panels and yes they are definitely too low. Find a spot farther up on that orange panel.
     
  3. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    theres the back up alarm between the decals that im thinkin about putting it about that height with but then im thinkin that dead eye level with all the lil hoopdees around this area dont want to cause no accidents trying to avoid one but if i put it up on the cab theyd be tilted up and theres already a beacon up there thats why im askin for opinions
     
  4. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    LOL, screw the hoopdees, they usually have their front windshield tinted anyways.
     
  5. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    true and with their 12000+K HID kits so f'n annoying a pure white to a light blue 6 - 7000kish is perfect but the purple pink and other rediculous colors around are stupid blinding it sucks
     
  6. SafetyLighting

    SafetyLighting Senior Member
    Messages: 601

    exxxxxactly!
     
  7. massbowtie

    massbowtie Member
    Messages: 97

    move the work light to the center. put the tir 3`s up in the corners.been there done that on a different machine though. if you want them to flash behind you and not up in the air because of the angle of the roof,just get a piece of metal 1/8-3/16th thick 2" wide and bend to fit. if you put them by the decals theres a pretty good chance they`ll get wiped off of there. the machine i did had a roof beacon but that got wiped off and they went to 2 tirs rear,2 facing forwar and one either side of the machine giving full coverage.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2010
  8. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    yeah that work like is in like a 3.5-4" grommet mount i dont feel like having to weld up that hole ... i am goin to look when i get home how close the exhaust pipe is to the door may possibly mount them vertically on the outter edges of the vents
     
  9. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    I was gonna suggest inside the vents, didn't think about the exhaust. That would be the best place if they fit.
     
  10. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    inside? ...hmmm sleek hidden .... hmmmmmmmmm.... radiator and fan shroud should be right there .................... interesting
     
  11. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    now where can i get me some adhesive lined heat shrink and some black loom for the install ... and another question anyone know of a place to find a waterproof relay with a mounting tab?
     
  12. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    Radiator and fan aren't mounted to the door (I hope) I mount them behind the grill on everything, protects them well and still a nice stock look. Not familliar with this machine though.
     
  13. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    i didnt mean that they were mounted to the door lol i was tryin to say that it could be a good mountin surface off the radiator and shroud mounts n such ... sometime im asleep at the keyboard sorry :sleeping:
     
  14. Pirsch

    Pirsch Senior Member
    Messages: 596

    verticle on each edge of the vents above the logo.... you have enough room and they can handle the heat that might come from those vents!
     
  15. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    I would think mount them to the door.. not the rad or shroud mounts(too hot), have them on weather proof plugs in case you have to remove the door. Are we on the same page yet...lol.
     
  16. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    :sleeping::sleeping: still too early ... i dont think until i leave work hahah! no i get ya i just need to get home to the machine to see ...:drinkup:
     
  17. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    so i went home yesterday out in the yard gorgeous mid 50 degree day... took a light head up to the machine ...i like the last 2 pics with them on the white to each side of the door ... what are other opinions?

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  18. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,157

    Still like them inside the grill, although it looks like a little more work to mount them there.They would be nicely protected, out of sight and out of mind. Hate to see you rub them on a branch and knock em off the outside.There plenty bright enough to be seen when in operation.

    Does the door open without crushing them above the hinge????! (Second last pic)
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2010
  19. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    A branch?!?! we dont have them things in the city haha just kiddin ... that machine was beat up when we got previously used for demo work bought with 115hrs for $4800 came with air and solid tires one crack in the step between the lift arms paints scuffed but its a work machine not a show one... we repacked the front bucket cylinder and the hydraulic pumps to fix the leaks.. and the the radiator support fan shroud and belts were damage from them either backin into something of puttin it up on its rear door ... that by the way was new when we bought it ... most money we've put into it is buyin the all glass enclosure ... now its at about 418hrs-ish and other than the disadvantage of a small machine small motor and the stacking ability with wet snow theres nothing this lil beast doesnt do
     
  20. oh8chevy2500

    oh8chevy2500 Senior Member
    Messages: 143

    yes it does i made sure of that ....lol