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First welding project - DIY spotlight bar


Deej
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I wanted to fit a couple of spots to the front bumper of my disco, and decided that rather than fork out 45 quid for a lighting bar, I could make one for virtually nothing. Having recently aquired basic welding skills (courtesy of the MOT man ;) ) I thought this would make a good little project. Needless to say, I found welding clean 2mm steel on a workbench to be a joy given my only previous experience involved welding upside down in a rotten wheelarch made from 0.8mm plate. The box section used was 1'' square, approx 2mm thick and was a table leg in a former life! Cue pictures:

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High beam feed (blue with white tracer) spliced to control spots (with switch added to disable for use on the road):

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The bare steel was coated in a high zinc primer and then a thick layer of black hammerite:

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The finished product:

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This doesn't come close to some of the amazing projects on this forum, but I was fairly pleased with my first effort, and it has certainly encouraged me to attempt some other fabrication projects in the future.

Dave

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Needless to say, I found welding clean 2mm steel on a workbench to be a joy given my only previous experience involved welding upside down in a rotten wheelarch made from 0.8mm plate.

I could tell you were also a Discovery owner without seeing the pictures when I read this!

Looks like a good job

Charlie

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