This is another proyect we had been working on. It´s a 4 light setup on the roof.
I wanted the lights to be as close to the roof as possible. So with the help of jp36 we came up with this idea.
A piece of angled stainless steel, mounted to the cross bar mounts.
We had to cut and grind a couple of edges to make it fit
We made a small cut right in the middle to bend it so it would clear the roof. We thought it was going to compromise its strength and we were planning on filling the cut with a weld or a tab, but later found out that it is still very strong and it was not compromised at all.
We then measured everything and started drilling the 4 holes for the lights and mounted them up.
I´m going to put a strip of soft rubber glued to the stainless steel piece to prevent it from scratching the roof, although it does not touch the roof by a couple of millimeters. Also, I still have to take everything down to paint it black.
That day we ran out of time and did the wiring a couple of days ago at night. We ran the wiring through a small hole we drilled on the passengerÂ´s side pillar (similar to gizmoÂ´s and ramairzÂ´s setup). I still have to take pics of the wiring setup..
Here is the switch that we used, jp36 did a great job searching in local parts stores and found them. They fit perfectly and look great. One of the switches is for the four lights and the other one will be used for a couple of lights facing backwards. I plan on having some sort of roof basket/rack someday, so I´ll mount two small lights facing the rear. The switch on the left is for the electric antenna
I haven´t been to a dark road lately, so haven´t had the chance to take night pics of how they really light up the road. As soon as I have the chance I´ll post some comparison pics between the headlights, fogs and roof lights.
Hope you like them
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on Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:08 pm, edited 1 time in total.