Double-check your hole marks,
then go ahead and make the holes. You can
use a body ream for this, but a drill is better
for precisely sized holes. Use the smallest
drill size that will still allow the mounting
screws to pass through—a 3mm or 1/8-inch
bit is ideal. I used an Align hand drill from
AMain Performance Hobbies for the job.
MARK THE BRACKET
Position the light bar on the roof, then
trace around the brackets using a fine-point
marker. Remove the brackets, and use them
to mark the mounting-hole locations. Check
;at’s gonna look good.
Use a permanent marker to draw the hole locations.
A drill will make precisely
sized holes, but you can
also use a body ream for
the job. Just be careful not
to overdo it.
Align’s hand drill
includes 2mm, 2.5mm,
3mm, and 3.5mm bits.
MOUNT THE BRACKETS,
AND DRILL A HOLE FOR
After installing the brackets, I drilled an
additional hole to route the power wires. I
removed the plug so that I could pass
the wires through a small hole instead
of making a big, ugly opening large
enough for the plug to pass through.
A hole behind the
lets the wires
the roof panel—
minus the plug.
To remove the plug, use the tip of your hobby knife or a
jeweler’s screwdriver to gently lift the plastic tab that secures
the contact, then slide the contact out of the plug.