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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2000, 08:10 PM
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Lights on the hood

I've heard from Chad and another one of my friends that you can mount lights to the hood hinge of your Jeep. Has anyone done this? Can ya post a pic? I'm considering doing it on my TJ, but I'd like to get an idea of what it looks like in advance.

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Re: Lights on the hood

I know that you can buy/make brackets to mount lights to the windshield fold hinge...but haven't seen any on the hood hinge. On my CJ, mounting a light there would prevent folding the hood back against the windshield for super engine access...don't know 'bout a TJ though. There's a guy in town here who runs KC's bolted to the top of the front fenders on a YJ. It's a different look...kind of interesting. I bet he gets pretty good lighting, though.

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Re: Lights on the hood

You can, and people have, mounted almost anything almost anywhere on a Jeep. My only suggestion is to consider the practicality of any modification based on the way you intend the veh to be used. In some cases it is even practical to LOWER (ugh) the Jeep based on how it will be used.

If you intend some serious or semi serious off roading, you might consider that anything that sticks out and/or is mounted to a weak part of the Jeep, may very well get seriously damaged just driving through a moderate but heavily wooded trail. If you are staying on the street, it probably isn't that big a deal.

I have just finished recessing my tail lights and removing that "thing" they call a rear license plate holder on my TJ. Now they don't hang up on tree limbs and such.

If you decide to start making changes to the TJ, see about buying fabrication tools necessary to do the job. More costly in the beginning, but after you make just a few things instead of buying them, you start coming out on top - not to mention the fun and experience you gain.

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Re: Lights on the hood

Thanx for the info guys. I got bored and decided to go ahead and do it. Pics and such are postedhere--->http://www.quadratec.com/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000133.html

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Re: Lights on the hood

I think it looks pretty good!! It is not feasable for me because I like to put my windshield down on the trail. But, it looks pretty good, though!! I think it would probably give you a good field of vision, too. Chad P.S. I like your catchy little phrase on the Quatratec board.

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Re: Lights on the hood

Of course you would! It's the rule of the LGOPS

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