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Made my own ditch light brackets as I cannot find any for sale
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I started with the brackets here
Then I got these LED lights (white and spot beam)

I spent about 1.5 hours on the drivers side bracket and about 2 or more hours on the passenger side.
If anyone is thinking about doing this, start with the passenger side first. It is far more difficult and space constrained.
The reason I went over 2 hours on the passenger side is that I had to re-bend the bracket numerous times as the wiper blade was going to hit the LED light. This challenge does not exist on the drivers side.
In the end I need to re-bend the drivers side bracket to match the passenger side, but I don't think the difference is very easy to notice.
They are not wired up yet.

Non modified bracket on the right. Completed bracket is on the left:
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Side view of the same brackets:
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I just used a table clamp, channel locks and a vice clamp to bend the brackets:
Wood Art Tool Machine Metal


The finished product:
Automotive lighting Motor vehicle Hood Grille Automotive tire
Hood Automotive lighting Wood Steering wheel Automotive exterior
Automotive parking light Vehicle Car Automotive lighting Automotive tire
Tire Wheel Automotive tire Hood Tread


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I drove my truck today for the first time with the ditch lights installed and man! It was so much fun.
Really makes it feel more like a rugged truck.

Curious to see how your Install goes!
 

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Made my own ditch light brackets as I cannot find any for sale
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I started with the brackets here
Then I got these LED lights (white and spot beam)

I spent about 1.5 hours on the drivers side bracket and about 2 or more hours on the passenger side.
If anyone is thinking about doing this, start with the passenger side first. It is far more difficult and space constrained.
The reason I went over 2 hours on the passenger side is that I had to re-bend the bracket numerous times as the wiper blade was going to hit the LED light. This challenge does not exist on the drivers side.
In the end I need to re-bend the drivers side bracket to match the passenger side, but I don't think the difference is very easy to notice.
They are not wired up yet.

Non modified bracket on the right. Completed bracket is on the left:
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Side view of the same brackets:
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I just used a table clamp, channel locks and a vice clamp to bend the brackets:
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The finished product:
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Very cool, I would black out the nuts and bolts
 

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I like the amber/yellow color. But the tilt catches my eye. Can they be leveled?
Amber filtered lights have a longer wavelength. The theory is that you can see better in dust because they throw farther/less reflection - that's why most offroad vehicles have them.

There's tilt hardware that comes with the mounts but I didnt like how they sit higher with the hardware.... but now the tilt is bothering me... might use them anyway... haha
 
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