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Post Post subject: best way to mount a light bar or roof rack?
Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2011 02:04 AM
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im welding up a light bar for my bug, but not exactly sure best way to mount it to the roof. i see the store bought ones mount on the rain rails but i just dont see that being very strong. It also rains here a lot in tennessee so if i go drilling holes in the roof to bolt it in it would have to completely water proof. any input?

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Post Post subject: Re: best way to mount a light bar or roof rack?
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My light bar is redone so that it mounts to the same holes as the visor. It cleans the roof up a bit.


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what about attaching it to the cage? (if you have one?)







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Post Post subject: best way to mount a light bar or roof rack?
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those both look good although i dont have a roll cage. but how are yall water proofing the holes you drilled through the roof? rubber gasket and silicone or something?

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I'm using silicone sealant

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Same here lol. Hasnt leaked yet


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Post Post subject: best way to mount a light bar or roof rack?
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I have a stock roof rack on my baja and just welded 1x1 angle iron bar to the rack with hols boared in the bar for the lights.


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Post Post subject: best way to mount a light bar or roof rack?
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i decided to go with a straight bar across the top with two 7 inch lights and two 5 inch lights. o00o <--- like that kinda. then welded to vercial pipes on each end and welded flat pieces on the bottom of the vert pipes to bolt into the roof. i cut up an old caution cone (redneck i know) and made some gaskets with it. and will also silicone the piss out of it. sounds confusing but pics to come in the near future.

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