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Hulk
03-28-2006, 03:17 PM
Here's what I've found so far:
http://www.optronicsinc.com/oemtruck7.htm

Here's what I've got. The first picture you can see what the area under the tire looks like. The second shot shows how I want to mount it.

What I'd like to get is a plate backet that has lights attached to it, so I can mount it and wire it as shown below.

Anyone have a good source for such an item?

Hulk
03-28-2006, 03:22 PM
This one is pricey:
http://www.4x4rockshop.com/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=10750
http://www.4x4rockshop.com/ProdImages/rockhard/rh4007.jpg

Here's more information about this thing:
http://www.4x4xplor.com/ORO-LitePLATE.html

Hulk
03-28-2006, 03:30 PM
This one is only $22.
http://www.prolineracks.com/Stowaway-license-plate-bracket.html

http://www.prolineracks.com/Stowaway-license-plate-bracket.gif

wesintl
03-28-2006, 03:31 PM
You could always buy a front 40 license plate holder and mount it there.

Hulk
03-28-2006, 03:35 PM
One more:
http://www.commandelectronics.com/lighting-accessories.html

Romer
03-28-2006, 04:26 PM
Talk to christo. Some people buy the lights from him and make their own bracket.

Uncle Ben
03-28-2006, 04:28 PM
Camper or trailer supply shops

nakman
03-28-2006, 06:03 PM
Doood, JDM!!! here (http://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?p=773591#post773591) is the link. sorry for the shaky pic I had a squirmy kid in my other hand.. ;)

Romer
03-28-2006, 06:09 PM
Doood?

Uncle Ben
03-28-2006, 06:13 PM
Doood?

Doood! :yeahdude: :yeahdude: :smokin: :yeahdude:

Hulk
03-28-2006, 10:23 PM
Doood, JDM!!! here (http://forum.ih8mud.com/showthread.php?p=773591#post773591) is the link. sorry for the shaky pic I had a squirmy kid in my other hand.. ;)

I know, I know, and it is the shiznit, I recognize and give you proper respects, but I'm just not ready to drill the tailgate.
:bowdown:

Hmmm. I really like the way your spare tire sits lower. Mine is way up in da air. It is impeding my rear visibility in a most unpleasant way.

Beater
03-29-2006, 06:57 AM
I know, I know, and it is the shiznit, I recognize and give you proper respects, but I'm just not ready to drill the tailgate.
:bowdown:

Hmmm. I really like the way your spare tire sits lower. Mine is way up in da air. It is impeding my rear visibility in a most unpleasant way.

As my dad said, "never worry about who's behind you" Anything that happens back there will be their fault, so screw 'em"

Anyway, use cristo's bracket on the tire, or I can mount you one. Let me know. In all seriousness, about the high tire, it will flex the bumper/mount more, but they are SO much better on the trail that way. Red_Chilli and I have been runnng them that way for years, and you never have to worry about whacking it on a butt stand. (be quiet kevin). Besides, that's what those little blindspot mirrors are for on your side mirrors.

I will be doing some work tonight if you want to stop by.

j

nakman
03-29-2006, 08:34 AM
Wait a minute, you welded sliders to the frame, but you don't want to poke a couple little holes in the tailgate? I think we're already past the point of no return here.. :lmao:

Uncle Ben
03-29-2006, 08:48 AM
<snip>.... whacking it on a butt stand. (be quiet kevin). <snip> :rant: :bawl:

I will be doing some work tonight if you want to stop by.

j

You be whacking or butt standing tonight? :lmao: :lmao: :tongue2: :guapo:

BTW....thats just not fair killing peanut gallery comments about mounting it high and whacking it on a butt stand....down right mean! :mad:

Uncle Ben
03-29-2006, 08:52 AM
Wait a minute, you welded sliders to the frame, but you don't want to poke a couple little holes in the tailgate? I think we're already past the point of no return here.. :lmao:

Not the same....holes are permanant but appearantly the sliders are easily removable by posing in mining test holes and/or drifts on snow runs! :tongue2: :banghead: :bolt: :lmao:

Hulk
03-29-2006, 09:04 AM
Wait a minute, you welded sliders to the frame, but you don't want to poke a couple little holes in the tailgate? I think we're already past the point of no return here..

Doesn't seem logical, huh? My running boards were already kind of thrashed, so the sliders were an upgrade aesthetically as well as practically. And I have a good spot for the license plate, so punching holes into my perfect tailgate isn't absolutely necessary.

But that JDM license plate bracket is suh-weet! And only $75. Hmmm...

Beater
03-29-2006, 09:07 AM
Doesn't seem logical, huh? My running boards were already kind of thrashed, so the sliders were an upgrade aesthetically as well as practically. And I have a good spot for the license plate, so punching holes into my perfect tailgate isn't absolutely necessary.

But that JDM license plate bracket is suh-weet! And only $75. Hmmm...

christo's is like 10.00? wth? is he out?

Hulk
03-29-2006, 09:12 AM
As my dad said, "never worry about who's behind you" Anything that happens back there will be their fault, so screw 'em"

Anyway, use cristo's bracket on the tire, or I can mount you one. Let me know. In all seriousness, about the high tire, it will flex the bumper/mount more, but they are SO much better on the trail that way. Red_Chilli and I have been runnng them that way for years, and you never have to worry about whacking it on a butt stand. (be quiet kevin). Besides, that's what those little blindspot mirrors are for on your side mirrors.

I will be doing some work tonight if you want to stop by.

j

John, what do I need to do? Christo's bracket? For what? :confused:
I appreciate the offer, and might be able to come by, but I'm not certain what part we're talking about here!

Hulk
03-29-2006, 09:13 AM
christo's is like 10.00? wth? is he out?

Oh, now it makes sense. See, I didn't even realize that Christo had a license plate bracket.

Uncle Ben
03-29-2006, 09:46 AM
Oh, now it makes sense. See, I didn't even realize that Christo had a license plate bracket.

Here is my rear Slee set up....

Kipper
03-29-2006, 11:55 AM
dooood.

Hulk
03-29-2006, 01:49 PM
Here is my rear Slee set up....

Is the plate lit? And did you remove the light bulbs from the old lights, so they are not lighting up nothing?

Uncle Ben
03-29-2006, 01:59 PM
Is the plate lit? And did you remove the light bulbs from the old lights, so they are not lighting up nothing?

The plate is lit by the little LED in aluminum housing "bolts" on the top of the plate. Yes, I unplugged the original LP light harness.

This is from Christo's site. The bracket you see in the lower right corner is his LP bracket. It would be very easy to make one if you have the time!....

Beater
03-29-2006, 02:00 PM
no, you can by some lit bolts at vatozone, but I never have, and have never had a ticket for no lights on my last two vehicles

nakman
03-29-2006, 03:51 PM
I've got the light that came with my Kaymar, if you want it Matt. You'd need to extend the wire so it could go all the way down to your hinge then back again to the stock location, and figure out how to deal with it when you take the spare off. But I'm sure those issues have been resolved before by others, let me now if you want it I'll bring it next week.

Hulk
03-30-2006, 11:16 PM
I've got the light that came with my Kaymar, if you want it Matt.

Tim, I bought a bracket at Pep Boys today for $9.99. I'll be mounting the bracket and plate tomorrow. No light, so please bring yours and I'll see if it will work.
Thanks, dood. :yeahdude: