Diesel Bumper and some KC HiLites

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    ZSEVEN1 Newbie

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    Don't have pics, but all they are is just some flat bar bent into the shape of a squared off "U". Then turned them upside down and welded the "legs" of them to the inside bottom lip of the bumper. Of course we had to drill a hole in the crosspiece of the "U" for the mounting bolt of the light. Oh, and we also radiused the corners of the legs where they met the bumper lip for a better fit for welding.
     
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    Oh okay thank you! How did you not burn the chrome while welding
     
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    The only thing it did to the chrome was discolor it on the very bottom lip of the bumper which faces the ground......you can't see it unless you're basically on the ground looking up.


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    lol After going out and looking at it, it seems I forgot about the air damn under the bumper....it covers all the discoloration on the bottom lip from the welding.
     
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    88GMCtruck I'm all 8-Luggy!

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    Looks good! Which model KC light is that? I've always used modified 88-89 adjusters on custom brackets to add the lights, as they proportions are almost dead on the same as the bumper opening. Those look super close as well.

    Also, FYI: The top opening is a different size and shape than the bottom one, so even if you ended up with a 3-hole retainer it wouldn't have worked anyway. It is why the 2wd sport trucks used a fog switch in the horizontal space, because the airbag switch was in the way.
     
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    Thanks! The KC HiLites are G46 Gravity LEDs.


    Ahhh, good to know. I actually saw a 3-holer on ebay just awhile after I did mine and was going to get it just in-case, but I never did.
     
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    shovelbill I'm Awesome

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    sweet setup, nice job......they're at a good height for shitty weather if aimed correctly.
     
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    Thank You!
     
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    X2 on the brackets.
     

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