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Teardrop Spotlight Install on A-Post...I know I am crazy...Reccomendations?


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#1 EOppegaard

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Posted 14 March 2004 - 12:17 PM

Alright, I know this may sound crazy, however I would like to install a Unity Spotlight on my A-Post. These are those teardrop spotlights you normally see on police cars on the drivers side.

I want to Install one on my 93 Legacy Wagon :banana:

I have the automatic shoulder belts, however I think if I mount it low enough on the A-Post, it should clear them. Anyone else forsee anything I should look out for? Has anyone ever attempted something like this?:brow:

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Posted 14 March 2004 - 05:32 PM

buy an old cop car at auction? You are slowly making one.
I don't see why you could not do that if you want to go to the trouble.
There used to be some boat spotlights that might be easier to fit there though. Do you have a West Marine type store handy?

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Posted 05 April 2004 - 11:00 PM

I know I am crazy, that has been established a long time ago. And why buy a cop car when I have a subie wagon? Hehe, I like turning heads.


Anyways, does anyone know of any wiring in the A-Post on the drivers side that I should be worried about? I know I need to mount it below the actuall track for the auto seatbelt, however anything else other than that?

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 07:52 AM

Why go through all the trouble when you can get portable ones for a fraction of the cost, and they are more portable and won't snap off in the woods when you hit it with tree limbs like a permanantly mounted one would.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 08:31 AM

It will weaken your A-post so it won't be as strong in a roll-over in the woods.

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 11:25 AM

Good good point...:rolleyes:

I guess I will try to stay out of the woods considering the car is not 4WD, not lifted, and not planning on doing any intense off roading.

I guess I will find out if there is any wiring in there I should worry about!

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Posted 06 April 2004 - 11:36 AM

but how about drilling a small hole and looking? Just through the first layer of metal?
I also think it may weaken the car in a rollover, but waht the heck my other car is a Roadster. (with roll bar).




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