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Old 08-08-2008, 03:36 PM   #1
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I spent a little time dialing in my brackets today.



I started with a piece of flat 5000 series alum 1/4in X 2in X 24in.



I carried it over to a buddy of mine and used his break to put the 90deg bends in them. I knew they would be a little tall and planned to dial them in. I ended up cutting off 2 1/2in on each upright piece and radiusing the pieces off. No just hacked off pieces here.



The halogen lights that were on the boat each had a push button ON/OFF switch mounted on them. They have a neat little grommet that covers the wires and the machine screws that hold the little box on. I removed some of the guts in the HPS lights so I could get a good look inside as to where I could mount this switch box. I rerouted the wiring out of the factory HPS mount and removed that mount. The round hole will be plugged with a 3/4in plastic or rubber plug that is available at a hardware store.



I found the right spot just below the transformer and drilled and tapped the housing with 8/32in threads and mounted the switch box.



The brackets will not allow enough down angle that I like [30deg.] I fabbed up some short pieces of #2 Yellow Pine and encapulated them with epoxy. I will paint them to match my platform. These pieces were cut on a 30deg angle and the alum "U" bracket will mount on top of them and be thru bolted.



The 1st one always takes more time to work out. Now that I have it the way I want it. The next 3 will go much faster.












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Old 08-08-2008, 04:14 PM   #2
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All of that looks completely stock! You do some amazing things! Between your boat and the lights that is too cool! I wish I had that much creativity in me!
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Old 08-08-2008, 04:32 PM   #3
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Lights look good X-Shark...you gonna share some pics when you get them mounted on the boat???
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Old 08-08-2008, 09:36 PM   #4
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Sure. I'm not in a big hurry here. Just fooling around.
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Old 08-13-2008, 03:05 PM   #5
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Here's a pix of the neat little gasket that goes under the ON/OFF switch box.







Views of the OEM mount being removed and plugged.

















Cap laid inside of the light housing. I used HD Velcro to fasten it. We'll see how well that holds up with the heat.



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Can't see the pics till I get home, but sounds interesting.:usaflag
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looks good x-shark...should be a nice, clean instalation
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That is lookin good cant wait to see them on the boat
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Old 08-14-2008, 02:27 PM   #9
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Got them mounted. This is the STB side. Port side is the same.



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Old 08-14-2008, 02:30 PM   #10
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I give ya 2 thumbs up on them!
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