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05-23-2005 07:30 AM Rat - Headlights & Turn Signals
Photo #1 This is the completed headlight bar, painted and with the lights and turn signals installed.

Photo #2 & #3 I spent a couple days cleaning and painting the engine. I was also getting the pickup ready for its first show of the season so couldn't resist getting a couple photos of the two side by side.


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05-11-2005 09:21 PM Rat - Headlights & Turn Signals
Photo #1 The light bar is then drilled to match the holes in the tabs and the bar bolted in place.

Photos #2 and #3 - a couple shots of the completed light bar. Note, the turn signal lights have not been installed in there pictures. The bar is then dismantled for final prep and paint.


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05-11-2005 09:09 PM Rat - Headlights & Turn Signals
Photo #1 The brackets are then welded on each end of a piece of 1x1 square tubing cut to length.

Photo #2 shows the welds finished and ground flat.

Photo #3 I then cut a drilled two small mounting tabs and welded them to the the grill shell support framework at the appropriate height to mount the light bar.


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05-11-2005 08:59 PM Rat - Headlights & Turn Signals
Photo #1 I then cut the square tubing in half diagonally making two right angle bracket pieces. I made this cut using a metal blade in a skil saw with the square tubing firmly clamped down.

Photo #2 I then clean up the cuts and round off the corners with a bench grinder. The large radius curve will be the horizontal mount, on top, for the headlight and the small radius curve will be the vertical mount, in front, for the turn signal.

Photo #3 Each bracket is then drilled. The large diameter hole will be on top for the headlight mount and the three small holes will be in the front for the turn signal light.


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05-11-2005 08:46 PM Rat - Headlights & Turn Signals
Photo #1 These are the headlights I'll be using. They are traditional Dietz style from Speedway for $50 a pair, including sealed beams.

Photo #2 The turn signal lights (approximately 2" wide) are trailer utility lights from Fleet Farm. Approx. $3 apiece.

Photo #3 I am making a light bar which will mount both the headlights and the turn signals. I begin by fabricating a mounting bracket for each end of the light bar. The brackets start as a piece of 2x2 square tubing cut just slightly longer than the width of the turn signal lights.


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