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Making my own backup/buddy hitch light whatever you call it

Discussion in 'Strobe Lighting' started by TJS, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    There is no way in hell I am paying not even 50 bucks for a hitch light assembly. My buddy gave me these lights (free) and I had this scrap lying around. Made some tabs to "recess" the lights back a little and tigged them on. I will be making a protector for them as well. This also protects my trailer plug. It also will act as a step. I might put some parking lights on it as well if I can find them in my boxes of lights. I know these will eventually get smashed but hey they were free. I want to run a relay for the reverse lights though.
    T.J.

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  2. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    i hear this.....home fab all the way
     
  3. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,339

    I saw your vid about the 7 pin charge wire harness. My 02 250 Superduty is a gas motor. So can I still use the "charge" wire for the relay main power in.
    Thanks.
    T.J.
     
  4. grec-o-face

    grec-o-face Senior Member
    Messages: 485

    Beautiful welds TJS, really.

    Nice stuff.
     
  5. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
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  6. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
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    yes......charge is the same on the gasser..
     
  7. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    that milk looks bad in the picture....
     
  8. KL&M Snow Div.

    KL&M Snow Div. PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,616

    That looks good, nice fab work.
     
  9. Hubjeep

    Hubjeep Senior Member
    Messages: 501

    Beautiful welds, is that TIG?

    I would like to get a tig welder sometime. I currently have an old Craftsman 220V AC arc, Millermatic 212 Mig, and Hypertherm PowerMax 30 plasma cutter.
     
  10. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Yes it is tig. Done with a Miller Dynasty 300DX machine.
    T.J.
     
  11. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Didn't taste too good.:D
     
  12. overtime

    overtime Senior Member
    Messages: 153

    That's what my plan is to make my own. I am gonna just have 2 or 3 light to make it even brighter
     
  13. mike1316

    mike1316 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    what relay you using
     
  14. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    I think I got a 30 AMP bosch style laying around somewhere. I am going to wire it like Dissociative's video shows how. He posted it on this site somewhere.
    T.J.
     
  15. TLB

    TLB Senior Member
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    Nice fab work. How about some protection around the lights just incase you back into a snowbank :dizzy:
     
  16. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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    Not done yet. In my original post I stated I will be making a protector. Did some more today. I did a full weld on it. I also found a GM LED third brake light I had laying around. I might put it below the lights on the protector "strap" I make. Does anyone know if the (BR) in the 7 pin connector supplies 12volts when the brake pedal is pressed. Or is this (BR) just for a brake controller to the trailer brakes where different voltage is applied from the brake controller to the trailer brakes. If so, then I will not run the LED brake light. I might just put some recessed LED lights in there. Next up wiring and paint.
    T.J.

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  17. ShadmorePlowing

    ShadmorePlowing Junior Member
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    TJS I like what you are doing!! I recently put auxillary reverse lights on my HD, and I don't like where I placed them (on the bumper, near license plate). I was thinking about making up a hitch style assembly, and now seeing yours it makes me want to do it more. When you are done, send me some pictures.
     
  18. mike1316

    mike1316 Senior Member
    Messages: 155

    i still can not find the video and what is the part # to the relay
     
  19. TJS

    TJS PlowSite.com Addict
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  20. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    yep.....good to know you guys are out there doing this stuff.......


    do it all yourself guys...its much better and way cheaper...