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gitarboyx
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« on: February 17, 2011, 08:11:52 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2011, 11:50:07 AM »

did you paint your fenders?
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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2011, 01:29:26 PM »

Care to elaborate? lol

I was looking @ those led ones that all you do is drill a 3/8" hole, combined with some waterproof strip LED's...
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011, 01:41:56 PM »

right on man.
What lights did you use?

Please elaborate
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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2011, 10:19:10 AM »

let me elaborate. haha  so, sorry to say the lights arent fancy, i got them at harbor freight. like 12 bucks for a set of two. halogen "tractor" lights. i figure they are gonna get broken rattleing around down there, hit with rocks, etc. so im not gonna spend money on nice lights.

i mounted one in each of the front wheel well faceing forward. theres a perfect spot of them and easy mounting in the wheel well. the two in the back i drilled mounting holes in the plate where the stock spare tire carrier is. the metal is pretty thin so it was easy to just slap em on there and pointed them at the axle.

overall i bought four lights and the wire for under 40 bucks.

if anyone wants some pictures i can post some up.
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2011, 12:02:32 PM »

Yes on the photos, I'd like to see where you mounted them underneath.  Nice rig Lee!
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2011, 02:30:58 AM »

Hey thanks man! You Toooo! I love the paint job. That color is sick. I'll post up some pics by next week.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2011, 05:14:19 PM »

I'll post up some pics by next week.

Cool, sounds good. 

Thanks for compliment too.
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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2011, 07:32:48 PM »

after you get that water drained.
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 08:59:26 PM »

haha! i know dude, i was out there putting in that tube and i totally forgot. by the way dude, those voccuum hoses were a you know what to get on there. one of them isnt even on completely. and i wasnt able the screw the couplings all the way in. i think the thread pattern is different.
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2011, 08:59:26 PM »

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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2011, 10:45:19 PM »

threads arent different, pipe threads (npt) are tapered, so the further you screw it in, the tighter it gets. I had them threaded so they didnt stick too far into the tube. they are supposed to stick out. and as for the part about the hoses, i know they are a B***H to get on, i was thinking about grinding down the outside or something. they forcefully fit fine on mine... but if you are worried about a vacuum leak on those threads, i can tap them further in or you could use some silicon rtv
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