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post #1 of 22 Old 09-24-2007, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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Removing clearance lights on top...?

Ok...I don't know if this would be qualified as a weird/stupid question, but I was wondering if anyone had a truck that came with the clearance lights on top and have removed them. If so, what have you done to fill in the bolt holes/remove or cut the wires? I'm going for the cleaner look and am wanting to get rid of them. What is the best way to do this? Is it possible without a lot of work? Any ideas?

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it will be a lot of work.. .you will have to fill in the wholes with weld and smooth it out.... then the whole top of your truck would have to be painted......thats just the short version
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you will have a lot of body work to do ... there are the screw holes and the wiring holes to fill, its gunna take some sheet metal mig or tig welder and some filler.. then basically paint the whole roof

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dang raul look at our post times...lol

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I figured it would be a lot of work, but was just wondering if there was any way around it not seen by the obvious eye. Looks I will be living with the clearance lights! Haha!

Thanks guys for the enlightenment!
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get some smoked or clear light covers from raul..that will look alot better!!!!


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x2 with dustin - the roof looks naked without clearance lights - trust me.


Plus, the middle holes are huge - over an inch across. If you just weld metal there it'll suck the whole roof in a bit and there will be a ton of body work to do to really make it look smooth and then have it repained - you'd be looking at over 500 bucks and that's if you know someone. I recently installed cab lights on my truck where I had to grind a bracket off and then paint the roof and it took 3 of us 8 hours to do... and that's in a body shop with a heated paint booth and air tools! To do this yourself at home would take 3x's as long!

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And the smoked or clear will look 100 times better than the O-range
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