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Lights on a fully convertible?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by MaxCrack, Jun 20, 2001.

  1. MaxCrack

    MaxCrack 1/2 ton status

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    Anyone have or thought of a way to mount lights up top that do not go with the top when you take it off of a '75 or older Blazer?



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    I've thought about some kind of custom bracket that would bolt to the windshield frame. Then bolt the lights to the brackets. Never got around to actually doing it though. [​IMG] Mounting them at the top of a pushbar up front would be way less trouble! [​IMG]

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    check out depdog's truck on the orc chevy section. Mounted behind the grill...looks like it works killer.

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  5. Pugsley

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    I've fabbed windshield mounts for a Scout like the ones they sell for Jeeps - It'd be pretty easy to build a bastardized version of them for a Blazer.

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    Get them low and out of the way the higher up the lights the shorter they will shine becouse they half to shine down to the road if you can lower them any it will help there distance MAJOR!!
    just my ideas

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    I thought about making a roof rack off my full cage that would have flanges to the cage and sandwich the top between the cage side and the rack side. That way you just remove the rack then remove the top and they put the rack back on.
    I thought about problems. 1st being the body still wants to move even with a full cage and may run into issues with cracking the hard top. Second issuse is I like to run no top (heck all I have is a Bikini when the hard top is off) in the summer. The bug issue with lights above you would be a real pain it the butt!
    Now sombody here id figure out how to mount a rack that was not dependent on the top. It basicly sat on the bed rails and went around the top. Just slid the top out when you want it off. That was on a half top truck but I don't see any reason it could not be done on our trucks.
    Clearence is also a issue. The trails I run often have low hanging branches and they would hang on the rack and lights.
    The rack would also add weight up high and probably as much as the top if you built it beefy enough to deal with large branches and have a negative effect on the center of gravity.
    I like Deps Idea of putting it behind the Gimmy grill (yes he got the expanded steel grill bug when he saw mine but he did improve upon it a great deal) The protection is excelent for the lights and good depth for Hella 500's Probably not enough room for the deep KC's .
    I also like the idea of putting the brackets on that sombody mentioned. Have to see the clearence of the hood. Would be good for a after 80 truck with a fixed cowel but with the hood including the cowel on Pre 81 it might be a clearence issue.

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    Another thought I had would be a flat bracket sticking out from the front, mounted to the windshield frame. I'm not too familiar with the windshield/top interface on the full convertibles, but I'd wager that something could be rigged up and not interfere with the seals.

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