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Old October 29th, 2007, 10:49
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Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

I just quick-fabbed some brackets for lights on my daily driver.

I would like to secure these somehow so they don't get stolen - or at least make it difficult.

Right now there's just a bolt, a lock washer, and a flat washer.

I'd rather not weld it.

What suggestions do you have for securing them so that anyone with a wrench can't steal the lights?

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Old October 29th, 2007, 10:59
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

You could trash or mushroom the threading, and take a grinder and round off the points of the nut. Nothing to grip, and no threading to ride on makes a bolt pretty tough to get out.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:07
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

x2 with 98xj, trash the threads or bend the bolt over. Thats what our local road dept does to signs around here to detour sign theft.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:08
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

If someone wants your lights, they're going to take them. If you make it tough to remove with a wrench, what is to stop them from ripping the mount off of the bumper, causing more damage.

I would leave them as is, maybe put a nylock nut on also, those aren't as quick to remove as a regular nut.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:16
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

I know KC offers special nuts that require a key. Unfortunatly they don't specify the threads, only that they will fit their lights. But mabey they would work on your lights, just a thought. http://www.kchilites.com/store/Lite-...-P638C132.aspx
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:16
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

I guess I'm looking for an option that will make it difficult to steal, but will also allow me to take it off at some point in the future if needed.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:19
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

www.mcmaster.com

Search for "security nut".

They have lots of options, quick shipping too.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 11:58
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

i have two BAJA lights on my brush guard and 4 on the roof, and have had no problems with people stealing them, but if u really wanna try something u can do what Travis said and do a security nut, but a cheaper option may be just a nylock nut to deter stealing them
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:00
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

Doesn't Loc-Tite make some thread sealants that basically require heating with a torch to remove? That could be an option.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:19
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

i would agree with everybody else on this: go with a locking nut or use lock tite. PS: that's a great design for lights on the front of your Jeep.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:29
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

Get a security nut from McMaster-Carr and locktite it.
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Old October 29th, 2007, 12:55
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Re: Need suggestions for securing a set of lights.

Here is another option, it is quite a bit more expensive and bulky though:

http://www.tuffyproducts.com/door/104.html
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