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Revised Backup Light Bar!

Discussion in 'Equipment, Tools & Vehicle Pictures' started by FisherVMan, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    I decided today to come up with a better way to hang lights off a light bar in the reece hitch! Went up and then back and tucked them right back so they are behind the edge of the bumper! Will try this a see how it works ..................... does cover some of the Vanity Plate; so any "legal beagles" will say "cops wont like them" ???Nearest cop around here is 50 miles away so not expecting a big problem with that.Thumbs Up

    RBRONKEMA GHTFD 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,592

    You say that now, but you'll turn out of your driveway and bam! HAHA! That'd be my luck.

    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i like it man, its out of the way and wont likely get destroyed if you happen to back into a pile.
  4. DeereFarmer

    DeereFarmer PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,296

    Looks much better! I like it. Just watch out for the cops, they are everywhere. I live in a very, very small town and drove my Trans Am without any plates on it about 100 feet from one of my driveways to my other driveway that goes to the barn behind my house at 9 PM at night. Wouldn't you know that a cop was coming the other way and bagged me? Let me off tho. :)
  5. Burkartsplow

    Burkartsplow PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,248

    Nice design. I like how you have the backup beeper there also. I want to put one on my truck but I need to figure out a way to turn it off in the middle of the night. I am sure there is an easy way to do it. I just have not asked for help yet. But it looks like a winner to me. Good Job.
  6. RCsLawncare

    RCsLawncare Senior Member
    Messages: 459

    Nice design. Hope it works good for you!! Need to rig up some lights on mine!!
  7. ajbernie

    ajbernie Member
    from Maine
    Messages: 33

    thats easy just cut one of the power wires for the backup alarm and put a switch in nothing crazy when the switch is in the off position the alarm wont be getting any power and when you energize the switch and whamo; noise:drinkup:
  8. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    i like it......................
  9. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    How do you guys back into piles?!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!??!?!?!:laughing:
    im sorry but thats one thing i DONT do!
    I drive a big truck with a huge liquid tank and and am always aware of my surroundings!

    Heres a drawing i sent to a buddy of mine whose guys kept hitting *****! (dont mean to hi-jack your thread but its a pet peeve!)
    Also i plow to mount rear lights on my trucks with a rear "beeper" with a toggle switch either on the hitch setup or in the truck (on the hitch thing would prob. be easier, just requires you to get out the truck to turn it on and off!


    THEGOLDPRO PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,136

    i back into piles all the time plowing driveways.
  11. alwayz-plowin

    alwayz-plowin Senior Member
    Messages: 166

    100% Agree!

    At work i have the pleasure of driving a 100K rig! i would hate to ruin that by hitting a pile of ice and wrecking the truck! Just learn how to plow! I guess im just one of the hundred guys out there who care about their equip.
  12. joey7599

    joey7599 Senior Member
    from MA
    Messages: 151

    fisher v man nice system can we see some full truck pics
  13. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    Good call on the back up alarm. Thumbs Up

    One of the properties I work at requires you to have an alarm or honk when reversing; I got tired of honking so our mechanic put an alarm on.
  14. Plow man Foster

    Plow man Foster PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,153

    For what?!?!?!?!?!?!??!
    What is the location if you dont mind me asking?
  15. 87chevy

    87chevy Senior Member
    Messages: 557

    Just sayin but I doubt anyone goes headlong balls to the walls in reverse into a pile. Sometimes it just happenes. hell, I did it tonight backing out of the shop at work. no biggy. little snow on the bumper. But I doubt anyone has their foot to the floor when they hit a pile...
  16. Dan85

    Dan85 Senior Member
    Messages: 670

    It's a manufacturing plant, they're just big on safety. Safety toe shoes, safety glasses and hardhats are mandatory any time you are not in a vehicle on company property. :dizzy:
  17. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Joey 7599;
    Here is a few shots of our F150 HD with the SS Xtreame V on it! This is second one we have had set up like this . 8200 GVW. Works fantastic and in todays world of tinfoil plow really has guys wondering about all this hype about half tons???? Here are a few shots of it!
  18. patlalandebutt

    patlalandebutt Senior Member
    Messages: 152

    Here is a few shots of our F150 HD with the SS Xtreame V on it!

    you labeled your truck as a F-150HD, what do you mean?
  19. FisherVMan

    FisherVMan Senior Member
    Messages: 706

    Just that an HD..................... Ford still makes a Heavy Duty Half Ton truck ??? Never heard of it??? Some of the things that are different are much higher GVW at 8200 instead of the standard 7200. The easyest way to identify one is they have a 7 lug wheel instead of the standard 6 lug. Features include larger rear ends 9.25" instead of the 8.8" and larger axles and bearings. HD shocks and of course the bigger springs to up the GVW, The payload increases to 1500 lbs from the standard 1000.
    It also includes Trailer Tow pckg that has the bigger battery and alternator and comes with the additional transmission cooler. So its a different animal than a reg half ton with car springs. and rear ends...................
    Hope this clears that all up.
    Americans have really lost sight of all this; and now shop for CD players, sun roofs and power windows; and cell phone options ........................ they usually have the truck for some time before finding out it has a car type suspension under it and nothing is ready for towing or plowing????:eek:
  20. mercer_me

    mercer_me PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,358

    The new lights look great Fisher V Man. I wouldn't worry about cobs either. I was hauling my snowmobile trailer (wich is registered but I didn't put the plate on it) the other day and a state trooper fallowed me all for like 5 miles and I never got pulled over. I couldn't belive it. I had the blate inside the trailer and the registration was in the glove box but, I was still sweating bullets.