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Trailer Light Kit Keeps Jeep Going
Anyone who’s ever had their vehicle rear ended will be interested in how Glenn Haley, Andover, N.H., used a trailer light kit to keep his wife’s Jeep going temporarily until the damaged area could be repaired at a body shop.
  “I call it my ‘plug and play’ tail/brake light,” says Haley. “The right side of the Jeep was rear ended early last May, damaging the body and also breaking the tail light and brake light on that side. My wife needed the vehicle for her job so she couldn’t wait 3 weeks until the body shop could repair the damage.
  “The Jeep has a receiver hitch and trailer light plug on it, and I already had a trailer light kit to use with our 20-ft. trailer.”
  Haley bolted together lengths of metal shelf brackets to make an L-shaped frame that fits into the Jeep’s hitch. A short length of square tubing with a hole drilled into it connects to the receiver hitch. The vertical part of the bracket is reinforced by a short length of plumber strapping that’s bolted to an existing hole on the Jeep. He used 2 studs on back of the tail light to secure the strapping to the top of the bracket. He also coiled up the trailer kit wire and zip tied it to the bracket.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Glenn Haley, 52 Putney Road, Andover, N.H. 03216 (ph 603 455-5373; gahaley@tds.net).

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2018 - Volume #42, Issue #4