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Old 09-07-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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running light upgrade on 315wp

I couldnt stand the lame rear lights any longer.They are low and dim,very hard to see the turn signal during daytime.I did add the two pieces of DOT tape to increase rear visibility because with the lights off because you could not see the rear of the trailer untill you would run into it.I am replaceing the rearlights and adding higher ones as well as turn signals that will be visible from the side of the trailer.When I started removeing the old lights, I was even more dissapointed in FR quality control than I thought I would be. In the second pic you can see where someone,either the stealer or factory GLUED the broken lens on with clear silicone.The rear bumper is capped on the ends and has no drains.The light wireing splices were laying in rusty water.In order to run wires up the side frames I had to drill a 3/4" hole in the bottom of the bumper and then thru the top of the bumper where the side frames are welded on,so now I have nice drains for the incredibly rusty and scaly bumper on a 2015 unit!Last pic shows where I have started the layout for the new LED lights.Started getting dark so hopefully I can finish the cutting and move on to refinishing the rear of the frame tomorrow.
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Old 09-09-2015, 08:53 PM   #2
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I have all the holes cut/drilled/tapped so the mock up is complete. Next thing is to take it all apart,run over it with the da sander,prime and paint.
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:23 PM   #3
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I finished tapping all the holes for screws.I dont like self tapping screws so all the lights will be fastened with either 10-32 or 6-32 stainless machine screws.got it sanded,masked off and then primed the ends where I cut the new holes.
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Old 09-12-2015, 07:47 PM   #4
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Could a moderater please relocate this thred to "modifications & upgrades"?
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