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So a buddy of mine who is a Mechanical Engineer and one hell of a fabricator whipped up a light bar for me this weekend. I had a couple requirements for him. First was that it HAD to be removable. My truck is my daily driver and I have no intention of driving around with three Hella 700s and a light bar permanently attached to my truck. The second was that it had to be quickly removable/installable for last minute trips to the desert. The attached pics will show you what he came up with. Essentially what he did was remove the grill only and located four bolts which hold the front bumper to the frame rails. Using longer bolts and some rectangle bar he fab'd up a couple of bars that come straight forward and attach to some round bar that the lights are mounted on. By using the factory bolt hole locations with just some longer bolts this makes it 100% reversable. Additionally the bars fit back under the factory grill with just a little trimming of the grill although using some smaller bar stock would eliminate the need for that. The wiring is pretty straight forward and just used some disconnectable male spades to tap into a new source line pulled from the provided Hella relay. Three Hella 700FF lights fit with no issue and he even welded on tabs for mounting the lights to the bar without the need for drilling. Bear in mind the pictures below are his first pass at this and we used spare bar he had laying around the garage to do this. Total time from the start of design/fab to completed bar and wiring was about 3 hours. I've since removed and re-installed the bar about 5 times to see how long it really takes and I have it down to about 10 minutes total. He mentioned he would be quite interested in making more of these if people want one. I looked at the other bars out there and didn't really like the set up on any of them and he made exactly what I was looking for.

PS: Disregard the surface rust you see in the picutres. It's been raining cats and dogs in San Diego and we haven't had a chance to send the bar out to powder coat yet.
 

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That looks awesome, really nice that is is removeable "Good Job"
 

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That looks awesome, really nice that is is removeable "Good Job"
Thanks! I'm really happy with his design and even happier that I can get them on/off in about 10 minutes.
 

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I wish I knew someone around my way with those skills.

I have a ton of great ideas that i dont have the tools for
 

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Looks good. Is there a way you could run the wiring inside the light-bar?
 

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Looks good. Is there a way you could run the wiring inside the light-bar?
Yes absolutely you could. I didn't just for the simple fact that I didn't want to drill into the bar after we had been working on this all day. It just worked out to run wire for each. Especially for troubleshooting purposes if the lights started acting funny.
 
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