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For those of you who would like to add a 'hidden' 40-inch single row LED to your Tundra, I was able to make it work. It took about 5 hours from start to finish but if I had to do it again, I could probably finish in half the time. Here is what I did:

First, as you move along, be sure to continually check your measurements. I must have inserted and removed the light bar 20 times. You know the saying - measure twice, cut once.

Here we go:
I removed the top part of the grill which consisted of 3 bolts and 6 plastic clips. After removing the 3 bolts, I grabbed the right side of the grill and popped it off.

Next I used my dremel and cut the 3 front supports and bent them down. I would use these bent supports later for a PCV board. I also cut part of the bottom holes where the plastic clips mount to the hood. I had to do this b/c I needed the clearance for the bar.
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I grabbed the mounts supplied with the light and mounted them to the light bar. I had to cut out part of the hood so the bar would fit. I already cut the crap out of the supports so I was already locked in at this point. :/
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Next the fun part. Since the depth of the light bar is deeper than the rear supports on the hood, instead of cutting them, I thought I would try to knock them back with a mallet. Worked like a charm and since they aren't directly connected to the top of the hood, it didn't effect the hood at all. I knocked all 6 rear supports back and then bent down the front 3.
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Now the fabrication part. Since the stock mounts would not work b/c of a 7/8" height difference, I went to Lowes and picked up a piece of flat bar, cut it into 5" lengths and bent it.
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If you don't already have some, get Tap Magic to help cut and drill. It makes a HUGE difference.
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Now to dry fit it. Somehow all my measurements were correct so it fit perfect.
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I had to remove the clip holder mounts on the grill b/c they were getting in the way now that that light bar was in place. Time to dremel some more...
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Time for another dry fit to make sure everything is fitting the way it should. I used a wooden block to keep it in place.
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Time for the home stretch. I mounted the light bar into position and bolted everything down. I then CLOSED the hood and used a level to make sure the light was sitting at 90-degrees. After a little adjusting, removing the light bar for the final time, I tightened everything and reinstalled it. NOTE: make sure your truck is on a level surface before you level the light bar.
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Here is a picture of the bolts holding under the hood holding the brackets.
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I cut the power harness wire b/c the connector was way to big to fish through the existing holes in the hood. It only took a minute to run the wires since the channel in the hood was more than wide enough. I soldered the wires, used shrink tube and was good to go.
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After putting everything back together, I noticed when looking in the grill, the bent metal and inside the compartment was showing. It looked pretty ghetto so I cut a piece of PVC board (PVC board will not rot), painted it flat black and used the 3 front supports I cut earlier and bent down to hold the board. Much better!
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And now the final product using the 200w light bar from MudLifeLED:

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Nice work. Like your attention to detail.
 

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You lost me at "cut" :lmao:

When are you staying overnight in SoCal? :seeya:

Looks great!
 
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