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Old 09-10-2012, 06:15 PM   #121
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A couple other phone pictures from the photo shoot
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A couple other phone pictures from the photo shoot
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Very cool shots
Thank you I'll post some of the actual shots when he gets them to me.



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In the mean time I put my doors back on and installed the rest of the NX top


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We have some bad weather coming to town :-(
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New addition, custom install of flush mount Rigid Industries Dually D2's with the 65* diffusion lens into the rear tail lights. I want to get a ton more lighting to the rear of the jeep. I also did not want to mount them in the bumper or to use the new tail light mount from Rigid. After some research on the specs I determined that I should be able to surface mount them right over where the factory reverse lights go.



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The lights come with a nice little templet to mark the location of the lights.


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With the use of a dermal tool and a plastic cutting bit I just followed the templet I marked. In order to fit into jeep housing, I offset the mounting hole just slightly.



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I then flipped the housing over and removed the excess plastic from the rear. I left the lower tab that holds the housing to the jeep. I also removed a little extra from the thin side of the housing in order to get the nuts on after I insert the lights.



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You can see in this picture the tab piece I left, also getting to the screws to install the lock washer and nuts is very tight.


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I used a file end to stack the washer and nut. Then put the tip on the bolt and let the washer and nut slide onto the bolt (see above)


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Here is the light mounted into the housing. It fits perfect and only extends into the brake light cavity slightly.



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The housings went right back into place after you trim the alignment tab off the back of the light housing.


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Back up lights on daytime in my shop. Let me say that these are Fliping BRIGHT! I had spots in eyes from shooting this picture.



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And the photo you have been waiting for.... This is at night in my drive way. The ONLY lights on are the back up lights! These are amazing lights! Sitting in the drivers seat looking back its like daylight in all the mirrors.
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That is an awesome build! Unfortunately it makes me feel the need to throw some more cash at my '12 Dozer JKU
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That is an awesome build! Unfortunately it makes me feel the need to throw some more cash at my '12 Dozer JKU

Thank you very much!

I have found that just throwing cash at it only makes look better
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Here is the light mounted into the housing. It fits perfect and only extends into the brake light cavity slightly.



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The housings went right back into place after you trim the alignment tab off the back of the light housing.


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Back up lights on daytime in my shop. Let me say that these are Fliping BRIGHT! I had spots in eyes from shooting this picture.



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And the photo you have been waiting for.... This is at night in my drive way. The ONLY lights on are the back up lights! These are amazing lights! Sitting in the drivers seat looking back its like daylight in all the mirrors.

Nice work DF!! That's an awesome setup on the backup lights. Beyond my skillset to do, but I want them. I wonder if this is something my shop (4 Wheel Parts) techs can do? Also, I have a Off Camber Fabrications front bumper(no winch) coming this week to put on my 12 Crush JK. What do you think of mounting those 10inch Rigid Industries flush on the bumper? OR..... two 6inch Rigids? I know it's different than putting it on bumper w/ winch.
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Nice work DF!! That's an awesome setup on the backup lights. Beyond my skillset to do, but I want them. I wonder if this is something my shop (4 Wheel Parts) techs can do? Also, I have a Off Camber Fabrications front bumper(no winch) coming this week to put on my 12 Crush JK. What do you think of mounting those 10inch Rigid Industries flush on the bumper? OR..... two 6inch Rigids? I know it's different than putting it on bumper w/ winch.
Thank you!,

I think you could do the mod on the tail lights yourself. It looks a little harder then it is. The hardest part was getting the nuts and washers on the bolts. If you have a dremal it's pretty easy.

I think the front bumper flush mount wold be cool. I would mount the spots in there if I was doing it. Or do a 10" on the front bumper.

Post some pics I'd love to see how it turns out.
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Thank you!,

I think you could do the mod on the tail lights yourself. It looks a little harder then it is. The hardest part was getting the nuts and washers on the bolts. If you have a dremal it's pretty easy.

I think the front bumper flush mount wold be cool. I would mount the spots in there if I was doing it. Or do a 10" on the front bumper.

Post some pics I'd love to see how it turns out.
Thanks, DF. Here's a present day pic, before I add the new OCF bumper and OME lift. Did you mean the SR Mini Spot or Dualy when you said that you'd mount spots flush on the bumper I'm putting on? Clearly, you're the guru of mods. I'd take your advice in a minute.
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SR Mini Spot or Dualy when you said that you'd mount spots flush on the bumper.
I would go with the Dually's much more light
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Did you put a gasket between the Dually housing and the taillight?
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Awesome as usual. I love the ingenuity. Whats next?
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Did you put a gasket between the Dually housing and the taillight?
yes the Dually flush mounts come with a gasket which i did install however with all the cut out behind it, it is not water tight by any means.
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Nice Jeep .
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Darkfire - What's the part number and/or where did you order the flush mount lights for the tailights?? I can't find them on the Rigid Industries site. I see the Dually's 2 but nothing that looks like the ones you put on. Thanks.
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scratch that, just saw flush mounted lights on the left toolbar of rigid industries site.
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scratch that, just saw flush mounted lights on the left toolbar of rigid industries site.
No problem glade to be of help ;-)
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Darkfire - What's the part number and/or where did you order the flush mount lights for the tailights?? I can't find them on the Rigid Industries site. I see the Dually's 2 but nothing that looks like the ones you put on. Thanks.
Same thing happened to me when I looked for these. LOL

I was all ready to ask Darkfire and then I found them.
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Fred, that tailight mod is really cool! Your chock full of ideas! I think I saw you heading South on I-25 Saturday afternoon coming from Santa Fe maybe?
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looks good , just got a Dozer JK and started dressing it up too, I like the custom lights, thanks for the pics
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Fred, that tailight mod is really cool! Your chock full of ideas! I think I saw you heading South on I-25 Saturday afternoon coming from Santa Fe maybe?
yes that was me I was heading to the Meet and greet.
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Ordered my new switches from OTRATTW

here are two of them, I will post more pics when they arrive.
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Ordered my new switches from OTRATTW

here are two of them, I will post more pics when they arrive.
Are these the rocker only or are they the full switches? If full switches what color are they when lit?
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Are these the rocker only or are they the full switches? If full switches what color are they when lit?
I am going full switches. I am replacing my Spod switches with them and am getting the dual lights. so it will be be amber when the dash lights are on and green when i activate the switch.
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When is the next meet????
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I am going full switches. I am replacing my Spod switches with them and am getting the dual lights. so it will be be amber when the dash lights are on and green when i activate the switch.
Cool, I am not familiar with the sPOD wiring, looking to get one though. Is there constant power going to the sPOD to handle the 2nd light in the switch? Or are you going to tie it in another way?
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Cool, I am not familiar with the sPOD wiring, looking to get one though. Is there constant power going to the sPOD to handle the 2nd light in the switch? Or are you going to tie it in another way?
there is constant power to the switches however I will be running a wire off my dash lights to illuminate the amber light at night.
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WoW!!

Them there are some DEEP pockets!

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And here are the switches. When I get them installed I will post some pics of the amber lower illumination and green upper on

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