How to: Roll Bar (light bar install) - Mustang Evolution

Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Audio & Video



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them here!
Old 10-28-2004, 04:38 PM   #1
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 29
Send a message via Yahoo to cagedthought
How to: Roll Bar (light bar install)

I was wondering if anyone knew how to install a light bar?
__________________
James
cagedthought is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-28-2004, 06:28 PM   #2
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
lowflyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Region: Mississippi
Posts: 19,890
Send a message via AIM to lowflyn
What do you mean by a light bar?
__________________
"I'm not driving too fast...just flying too low"
Mine:
-03 SB Cobra vert- 2552 of 5082 Born 02/25/03
Our's:
90 7up vert - new project-07 DSG Focus -DD
335
lowflyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2004, 06:34 PM   #3
Legacy Member
Legacy
 
97Stallion's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Region: Missouri
Posts: 1,461
Send a message via AIM to 97Stallion Send a message via MSN to 97Stallion
Do you mean for a vert?
__________________

60' ~ 2.1, 1/8 ~ 9.61 @ 73.4mph
Living one day at a time!

DAMN Those are some old *** numbers!!! I need updated ones!!
97Stallion is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 10-28-2004, 06:35 PM   #4
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by cagedthought
I was wondering if anyone knew how to install a light bar?
Not that hard, took me about two hours total to mount and wire the brake light.

Just follow the directions int the package. You'll need a drill, and not a battery powered one. Drilling into the frame takes alot of juice.
__________________
Check The Ride Out... http://www.hpracing.net/mkonor.htm
Vortech SQ-2 w/2.62 pulley, Custom Stroked SSX 4.3l, G-Force T-5, SPEC 3 Clutch, Intercooler, CompuCar Nitrous Wet System, SVT Dual Fuel Pump/Tank, 42lb FMS Injectors, 90mm Lightning MAF, SCT Tuner Custom Setup by Velocity Mustang Perf, FMS 8.8 w/4.10 Gears, MAC Long Tube Headers
michael.konor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2004, 11:29 PM   #5
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Quote:
Originally Posted by michael.konor
Not that hard, took me about two hours total to mount and wire the brake light.

Just follow the directions int the package. You'll need a drill, and not a battery powered one. Drilling into the frame takes alot of juice.
You aren't kidding...I installed my strut tower brace 2 weeks ago and it took 2 days. Needed to drill and tap 6 holes....could only get through about 2 on each charge (with a 12v drill). Drill some, charge, drill some, charge, tap some, charge, etc. Took forever.

I will be installing my light bar (bar without a light though) in the next couple of weeks. Can't see it being too difficult though. Seems pretty straight forward.
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2004, 10:20 AM   #6
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 29
Send a message via Yahoo to cagedthought
Thanks for all the info. im going to install it tonight ill let you know how it goes.
__________________
James
cagedthought is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2004, 02:29 AM   #7
Dom
Registered Member
Regular
 
Dom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Region: Tennessee
Posts: 2,391
Send a message via AIM to Dom
Quote:
Originally Posted by Smurfin
You aren't kidding...I installed my strut tower brace 2 weeks ago and it took 2 days. Needed to drill and tap 6 holes....could only get through about 2 on each charge (with a 12v drill). Drill some, charge, drill some, charge, tap some, charge, etc. Took forever.

I will be installing my light bar (bar without a light though) in the next couple of weeks. Can't see it being too difficult though. Seems pretty straight forward.
Your drill sucks. You can build a small house with mine.
__________________
- Matthew | matthew98@gmail.com
Dom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-30-2004, 03:14 PM   #8
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dom
Your drill sucks. You can build a small house with mine.
Wasn't mine...it was a friends that I had to borrow. All my tools are back in NY until next weekend. And yes, it did suck.
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 12:43 PM   #9
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 29
Send a message via Yahoo to cagedthought
I own a 2001 mustang V6 stang and i just installed a light bar.

how do you remove the head rest?

how do you re-locate the seat belt holder so that it doesnt hit the light bar?

thanks,
james
__________________
James
cagedthought is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 12:53 PM   #10
15.3 Second V8 Killer Yo
Legacy
Regular
 
PureVenom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Region: Louisiana
Posts: 7,212
Send a message via AIM to PureVenom Send a message via MSN to PureVenom Send a message via Yahoo to PureVenom
Quote:
Originally Posted by cagedthought
I own a 2001 mustang V6 stang and i just installed a light bar.

how do you remove the head rest?

how do you re-locate the seat belt holder so that it doesnt hit the light bar?

thanks,
james
How far back do you lean your seat? I have never heard of issues with the head rest hitting the light bar. As for the holder, I assume you are refering to the goofy loop that the belt goes through. Just take it off it is in the way. It really serves no purpose other than annoyance at times.
__________________
"When I know more, I'll be forthcoming. Or I won't be forthcoming, and I'll be honestly deceptive." - Les Miles
PureVenom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 01:07 PM   #11
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by cagedthought
I own a 2001 mustang V6 stang and i just installed a light bar.

how do you remove the head rest?

how do you re-locate the seat belt holder so that it doesnt hit the light bar?

thanks,
james
It was included in my instructions that you have two choices.

You can remove, cut to shorten, drill and remount the seat belt loops.

- or -

You can do what I did and bend them upward to clear the bar.
__________________
Check The Ride Out... http://www.hpracing.net/mkonor.htm
Vortech SQ-2 w/2.62 pulley, Custom Stroked SSX 4.3l, G-Force T-5, SPEC 3 Clutch, Intercooler, CompuCar Nitrous Wet System, SVT Dual Fuel Pump/Tank, 42lb FMS Injectors, 90mm Lightning MAF, SCT Tuner Custom Setup by Velocity Mustang Perf, FMS 8.8 w/4.10 Gears, MAC Long Tube Headers
michael.konor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2004, 03:14 PM   #12
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 29
Send a message via Yahoo to cagedthought
when you say bend upward , do you mean bend it upward permanently? or just bend them far enough so that the seat can rest back? in any event its becomes annoying bending it back and forth.

do you know how to remove the head rest ?
__________________
James
cagedthought is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2004, 09:18 AM   #13
Registered Member
Regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 47
Quote:
Originally Posted by cagedthought
when you say bend upward , do you mean bend it upward permanently? or just bend them far enough so that the seat can rest back? in any event its becomes annoying bending it back and forth.

do you know how to remove the head rest ?
You bend it once, in the upward position to clear the bar. You don't bend it back and forth.

Remove headrest? Pull upward sharply. There's a spring loaded bracket retainer inside the seat that slides along the headreast shaft. When you pull up on the headrest, the retainer slips into the detent, holding it in place.

Lower the headrest down, grab with both hands, and pull up sharply to get it past the detent.
__________________
Check The Ride Out... http://www.hpracing.net/mkonor.htm
Vortech SQ-2 w/2.62 pulley, Custom Stroked SSX 4.3l, G-Force T-5, SPEC 3 Clutch, Intercooler, CompuCar Nitrous Wet System, SVT Dual Fuel Pump/Tank, 42lb FMS Injectors, 90mm Lightning MAF, SCT Tuner Custom Setup by Velocity Mustang Perf, FMS 8.8 w/4.10 Gears, MAC Long Tube Headers
michael.konor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Lower Navigation
Go Back   Mustang Evolution > Ford Mustang | Wrenching, Care and General Topics > Mustang Audio & Video

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
92 gt conv roll bar onequickR 1979-1995 Mustang GT 2 02-17-2009 06:45 AM
65-73 NOS Mustang Adjustable Rear Anti-Sway Roll Bar MyStylesTheBomb Mustang Parts for Sale and Wanted 0 08-01-2006 02:57 PM
Reccomendation: Do NOT install a Light Bar mexor The Bar 3 07-24-2004 10:52 AM
Installing Light Bar Smokedya95stang The Bar 10 07-20-2004 11:31 PM

» Like Us On Facebook



12:30 AM


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0

MustangEvolution.com is in no way associated with or endorsed by Ford Motor Company.