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DIY Grill Light Bracket and Lights

Discussion in 'LR4' started by JARentDTOM, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. JARentDTOM

    JARentDTOM Full Access Member

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    I wanted to mount 2 round lights on my grill, but didn’t want to buy the prospeed light bracket or use the OEM thru the bumper kit.

    So I used a 1 1/4” square stainless steel bar and 2 Harbor Freight ATV Winch Mount Brackets and some stainless steel fasteners . I have a total of around $35-40 in parts ($20 bar, $10 brackets, $5-10 fasteners).

    I’ll find out if I need additional support after I use for the next little bit to reduce bounce. Sort of upper support like the prospeed. If so I’ll need another $15-20 in stainless square bar.

    The winch mounts have multiple holes so it would work with pretty much any light you want, round, square, or bar. There’s about a 3-3.5” working depth.

    Here’s some pics. Not as clean as the prospeed, but more flexible and cheaper for my purposes.
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    I'd be worried about those sharp 90-deg corners on the black brackets. I see a lot of scratches on people and things in the future.
     
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    Yes, good idea. I’ve thought about shaping them so they are the thinner and rounder at the front, but able to keep the support at the rear.
     
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    Can you remove the grill to change out headlamps when you need to?
    Or do you have to remove the lights?
     
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    That's awesome! I've been struggling to figure out a way to mount some spots on my LR3. What did you use to mount the stainless steel bar to the grill supports?
     
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    Sailor96, you would have to remove each light nut then the grill slides off. The entire bracket stays in place though. Using removable waterproof wire connectors to make that easier as well.

    Kjohnster, I used 3/8” bolts, 2 washers, 1 locking washer, 1 nut. The bar needs to be as short as possible or it will hit plastic on grill on the side. Also 1” square tube would give a little more working room.
     
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    @JARentDTOM - Thanks! LR3 has a slightly different set up behind the grill, but now I have another avenue to explore some attachment points.
     
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    Good Luck! Just have to look around until you find something to attach to.
     
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    Thanks- found my spot, but did have to cut away some meddlesome plastic cowling and I’ll have to move my horn, but it’s all doable!


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    Post a picture when you get it mounted. It could give us some more ideas.
     

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