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Old 11-28-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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TV bumper modification:

Well, I finally got tired of staring into a black hole at night behind the truck.

The reverse lights just aren't cutting it with the truck cap already cutting down the vis.

So, since the PO had graciously backed into something and dented the heck out of the bumper I'd thought I'd pull it off, work on hammering the dent out and do some metal fab:

Not too shabby says I

That thick metal is some hard to bump out smooth though!

I'll cut for the other side light tomorrow.

Two of those 35w flood lights are gonna turn night into day!

A little bit of electrical work will set me up with a relay triggered off the reverse lights. I may add a switch later on down the road but I'm running out of dash space, at least until I get my center console finished

I could have just hung the light under the bumper, but my trailer rock guard would block it while installed and render them useless. Bolting the light on top of the bumper is just not appealing to me at all.

I prefer a more "integrated" look with my vehicles and tacking lights on or under the bumper isn't gonna get it.

Maybe I'll cut a couple slots and mount some shackles directly to the frame too. It is a 4x4 after all

After it's all done, I'll send the bumper out for final smoothing and re-chroming

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Old 11-29-2010, 05:31 AM   #2
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looks good.

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Old 11-29-2010, 06:50 PM   #3
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Quick pic of both lights inset into bumper:

Looks great on the truck. I'll get a pic as soon as the weather cleans up.

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