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Old 07-24-2012, 07:31 PM
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Lol!!! I'll try and refrain from getting too crazy.

I made up some mounting brackets today for some dually D2s to sit between the hood and windshield, similar to wrangler windshield brackets.

First I took off the wipers and wiper cowl:

Then I started making my brackets from 1/8" x 1" flat stock:



Then I drilled a hole in both the top and bottom and painted them black. Once they were painted and dry I used the fender nut that is closest to the windshield with a 10mm socket and installed the mounts.


I notched the cowl with a dremel where it butts up to the mount so it wouldn't bind, and voila!
This mod takes about 1 hour + dry time to finish if you take your time. Now to get my Rigids!


Once I get them I will probably weld the rigid mount to the mount I made so that the cowl has to come off before the rigid can be removed. Hopefully that will be enough anti-theft measure!!
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Old 07-24-2012, 08:17 PM
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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

job well done...didn't paint your cowl while it was off though!?
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Old 07-25-2012, 06:53 AM
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Haha nope, but I'm going to!
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:18 PM
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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

Lookin good!
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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

Can't wait to see how these lights look on there. Always wondered how it would end up looking right there! Do you have a picture/link to the lights you're going to be using?

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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

Jay, have you mounted the rigids to the brackets you made yet? I might do something similar and I'm curious to how it will look
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:34 AM
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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

I scrapped that mod. They looked too out of place and didn't give the light output I wanted. Now I'm going a different direction by getting the most efficient light possible into my headlight and fog housings.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:37 AM
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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

ok, It's been a while wince I've done anyhting major. I've scratched my head over and over on how to get more efficient lighting up front and I've finally decided to do an HID retrofit. I don't like projectors in stock housings all that well so the first thing I did was get a set of 08-10 projector housings.

I joined the hidplanet forum to get help on the best projector/bulb setup and I'm working all that out right now. I don't plan to add any LEDs/CCFLs/angel eyes, etc at this time, I just want the best lighting possible. However I think I'll paint the entire HID portion of the bezel silver to match. Here's my current plan:
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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

Love the idea of the hi and lo being in the same housing. I adding the yellow on the inside is a great plan. I also want to do an HID convert on the front so make sure you keep good notes for us! What is your plan for the contours on the bottom of the 08 headlight housing?
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:21 AM
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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

I'm just going to fab a filler piece, color match paint, and attach it to the light.
I'll def note everything in detail!
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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

Can you fit projectors in the fogs? You might be better leaving those in the stock housing . I have the sane hellas as you beind the grille and converted them to hid which gave me a ton more output.
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Re: Jay's 05 WK Build Thread

i literally rear this entire build... this build is crazy and to the "T"... loving the way this thing turned out and i cant wait to read more of this build!
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