Driving Light Bar


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Driving Light Bar

Postby mikelens » Sun Jul 05, 2015 4:49 pm



I picked up a '95 SE that has a driving light bar mounted under the cowl. Similar to this one from Show Chrome:

The threaded mounting holes for the lights seem to be 9/16"; large for any lights that I have looked at. Anyone have this bar, that can tell me if I'm missing something in order to mount lights to the ends. Bracket? Bushings? Just can't figure out why such large holes.



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Re: Driving Light Bar

Postby NVSB4 » Sun Jul 05, 2015 6:47 pm

It appears that the lights you are looking at just have a smaller bolt than the bar was designed for.

Here are the installation instructions for the bar. Driving Light Bar install

You can probably just put washers on either side of the mounting hole and it will hold fine.
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Re: Driving Light Bar

Postby mikelens » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:00 am

Thanks for the instructions. On my bar the holes don't go through, they are threaded but closed on top. Guess I'll have to drill through to mount lights.

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Re: Driving Light Bar

Postby NVSB4 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:29 am

Sorry, that part doesn't show in the instructions.

Drilling through is probably the best bet for a different size.


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