Go Back   FORD RAPTOR FORUM - Ford SVT Raptor Forums - Ford Raptor > Ford Raptor Forums - General Information > Ford Raptor Problems and Questions Forum
Become a Supporting Member         Become a Supporting Vendor

Register to remove these ads.


Ford Raptor Problems and Questions Forum

Removing Light Bar Mounts


This is a discussion on Removing Light Bar Mounts within the Ford Raptor Problems and Questions Forum forums, part of the Ford Raptor Forums - General Information category!
I'm not sure too many people usually have this problem. I've googled it, I've searched it here, etc. There is ...


User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-28-2017, 10:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: South Texas
Age: 27
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

(Thread Starter)
Default Removing Light Bar Mounts
I'm not sure too many people usually have this problem. I've googled it, I've searched it here, etc. There is no documented removal of the N-Fab light bar mounts.

Maybe I'm alone here, but I think the light bar hanging out across the top of the truck sticking up looks stupid as hell, so I want to take mine off (bought it that way). Problem is really what to do about the holes left in the roof, and cleaning up the black silicone the last owner slathered around the bottom of the mount. I'd rather not tear anything up, and I'm not sure what to do with the holes. Maybe I'll add some cab roof lights haha.

My question here is if anyone else has done this removal and what to expect in the process.




CL REDBEARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 11:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
 
Aaron's Avatar
FRF Addict


 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Tucson,AZ
Age: 34
Posts: 12,653
Mentioned: 114 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)

Default
Post pics of what you have. We'll be able to better advise at that point.


__________________
#WHATAREJENNIFERS
Aaron is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 11:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
 
EricM's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 776
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
All you can do with the holes is either weld them up and repaint the roof, or plug them.

Personally, I'd plug them. Find some plastic plugs that fit the holes tightly, then put them in with some type of sealant. I'd use "The Right Stuff". It's the best RTV on the market. You can paint them first if you want. Color match, then a 2K clear will make it last.


__________________
2013 Tux Black SuperCrew.

Nobody gives a crap where your post was sent from...
EricM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 04:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: South Texas
Age: 27
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

(Thread Starter)
Default
Originally Posted by EricM View Post
All you can do with the holes is either weld them up and repaint the roof, or plug them.

Personally, I'd plug them. Find some plastic plugs that fit the holes tightly, then put them in with some type of sealant. I'd use "The Right Stuff". It's the best RTV on the market. You can paint them first if you want. Color match, then a 2K clear will make it last.
This is kinda what I was thinking. Just wasn't sure if anyone else had done this and had issues later, or if someone had more experience and a better option. Probably what I'll end up doing once I get the headliner pulled and actually get the mounts off to see what size hole is there.
CL REDBEARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2017, 04:18 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
EricM's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 776
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
If you are going to pull the headliner and have access from the inside, you could use a button head bolt and some rubber washers instead. Would be more durable. I'd be careful not to over tighten and distort the curve of the roof though.


__________________
2013 Tux Black SuperCrew.

Nobody gives a crap where your post was sent from...
EricM is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2017, 08:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: South Texas
Age: 27
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

(Thread Starter)
Default
Okay... so if there's any advice I can give... NEVER NEVER NEVER remove an NFAB mount.... pics to come.
CL REDBEARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2017, 07:44 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
BC119's Avatar
Junior Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
Originally Posted by CL REDBEARD View Post
Okay... so if there's any advice I can give... NEVER NEVER NEVER remove an NFAB mount.... pics to come.
Should include NEVER NEVER NEVER install an NFAB mount on your roof
BC119 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-06-2017, 09:12 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
MatMan's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: AridZona
Posts: 834
Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
My rivet holes are underneath/behind the weather stripping so not too concerned about removing someday, which I don't ever plan on doing. I am not running the NFAB brackets, I have the ADD brackets.
MatMan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 12:04 PM   #9 (permalink)
Junior Member

 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: South Texas
Age: 27
Posts: 10
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

(Thread Starter)
Default
Originally Posted by BC119 View Post
Should include NEVER NEVER NEVER install an NFAB mount on your roof
I thought that was just common sense, but apparently not for the previous owner of this truck...

Originally Posted by MatMan View Post
My rivet holes are underneath/behind the weather stripping so not too concerned about removing someday, which I don't ever plan on doing. I am not running the NFAB brackets, I have the ADD brackets.
This is down inside the groove where the black strip would normally go on the roof, but looking at pictures online, I don't think the Ford trucks have that black stripping in those grooves on the roof. . And there was so much RTV on it, that when I finally got it pulled off, about a quarter of the paint came with it. Along with the fact that there has been some sort of moisture in there, and I now have 5 holes in my roof, along with the nasty, rusted looking patches where the bar mounts were. No one local has any sort of plastic caps that I can find in the right size, so I just layer filled the holes with clear RTV, and I'm thinking of just cutting 2 strips of black vinyl to lay in that groove until i can afford the few hundred dollars it's going to be to refinish the roof.

I like the look of the ADD bracket better, and wouldn't have taken it off if I had that, but the NFAB sticks out so far from the windshield, and above the roof, that it made the truck look stupid. The ADD mount keeps the bar close to the windshield, and below the roof.

Last edited by CL REDBEARD; 12-07-2017 at 12:08 PM.
CL REDBEARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2017, 03:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
 
cayenne's Avatar
Full Access Member

 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Windsor, CO
Posts: 280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)

Default
Originally Posted by CL REDBEARD View Post
I thought that was just common sense, but apparently not for the previous owner of this truck...



This is down inside the groove where the black strip would normally go on the roof, but looking at pictures online, I don't think the Ford trucks have that black stripping in those grooves on the roof. . And there was so much RTV on it, that when I finally got it pulled off, about a quarter of the paint came with it. Along with the fact that there has been some sort of moisture in there, and I now have 5 holes in my roof, along with the nasty, rusted looking patches where the bar mounts were. No one local has any sort of plastic caps that I can find in the right size, so I just layer filled the holes with clear RTV, and I'm thinking of just cutting 2 strips of black vinyl to lay in that groove until i can afford the few hundred dollars it's going to be to refinish the roof.

I like the look of the ADD bracket better, and wouldn't have taken it off if I had that, but the NFAB sticks out so far from the windshield, and above the roof, that it made the truck look stupid. The ADD mount keeps the bar close to the windshield, and below the roof.
ouch, that sucks. Sorry to hear that! Suspect it will be more than a few hundred bucks to fix that though...


__________________
GONE - 2012 Silver SCrew

GONE - 2014 Roush Ruby Red SE SCrew

2017 Lightning Blue SCrew
cayenne is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gen 1 Hood light mounts Otis857 Want to Buy 13 11-03-2017 10:25 AM
Bumper light mounts dasbury Ford Raptor Lighting Modifications Forum [GEN 1] 1 03-15-2017 05:14 PM
Rigid fog light mounts t_j Garage Sale 5 01-03-2016 10:39 PM
Hood light mounts ARRAPTOR Outlaw Offroad 4 04-21-2012 09:05 PM
WTB: Light Bar, Red Ring Hid lights, Cravenspeed stubby, hood light mounts Raptor Embroidery Want to Buy 0 02-28-2012 01:43 AM



GM Truck Forum
Chevy Tahoe Forum
Dodge Ram Forum
Chevy Cobalt Forum
Chevy Tahoe Forum
FJ Cruiser Forum
Ford Truck Forum
88-98 GM Truck Forum
73-87 Gm Truck Forum
Ford Expedition Forum
Chevy Equinox Forum
Chevy Cruze Forum
Jeep Liberty Forum
Jeep Forum
Dodge Ram SRT10 Forum
Chrysler 200 Forum
Scion xD Forum
Scion xB Forum
Dodge Challenger Forum
SRT Forum
Nissan Titan Forum
Buick Enclave Forum
Land Rover Forum
Scion FR-S Forum
TRD Forum
Central US Mopars
Southeast Mopars
Cadillac CTS Forum
Oklahoma Dodge Ram Club
Softball Forum