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Discussion in 'UK Explorer Owners Forum' started by bigfoot8931, July 11, 2011.

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  1. bigfoot8931

    bigfoot8931 New Member

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    I want to fit a pair of driving lights to the front of My 2000 North Face. A mechanic says it can't be done as the bumper is plastic. Any ideas on how to fit these extra lights to my North Face? I drive in a lot of country Lanes so need the extra light.

    Thanks in advance for any assistance.

    Clive
     
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  3. janolsson

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    Excuse to get some tasty bull bars :D
     
  4. bigfoot8931

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    I would but it would give the local plod another reason to pull me over! My reply now is, "I have 2 words for you officer......... police harassment!" lol

    I dont suppose you are REME by any chance?
     
  5. Howard

    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    You could make up some angle brackets that would bolt on the the bumper mounts and give you the place to mount your lights. An L shaped piece with holes and slots. If you look at the inner mounts they are just bolts from the rear of the bumper.
     
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    do these mean I'm an outlaw

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    Seriously are they illegal?
     
  7. bigfoot8931

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    Only if you are me. lol
     
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    Howard Moderator Elite Explorer Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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    Oh dear that is me in trouble then.
     

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    Ilikemice Active Member

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    I had spots mounted straight onto my bumper above the number plate bracket. I thought they looked quite tasteful.
     
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    Why the hell would anybody pull you in an Explorer - unless it's done up like and oversized Tonka??!!

    The standard driving lamps are a potential problem though (unless the law has changed) as "lamps mounted below two feet may only be used in conditions of fog or falling snow". Not a lot of use having driving lamps then but of course we are all driving US imports!

    Can't remember where the bull bar argument ended but we really don't want any of that feeble plastic s....te on our lovelies now do we boys!!
     
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    i have a 99 north face it has driving lights already fitted.if you have the square holes in the lower bumper driving lights from halfords fit in the space
     
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    Don't want poncy plastic bull bars. As for local plod, I couldnt tell you if bull bars are legal or not. As for the driving lights in the lower bumper as long aas they are over 150mm and come on with main beam they are legal. Checked with my insurance company.
     
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    iv converted my lower lights to HiDs, massive improvement
     






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