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KMA Fabrication JK Light Bar

Here's a look at the new JK Light Bar that we debuted at the Pomona Off-Road Expo. Take a look and let me know what you think.

You can purchase this with or without the windshield hinges. If you are handy with a welder, have a fab shop near by (we are in Fresno, California) or want to ship us your hinges, it could save you a little money. If you want to go all out we can ship it to you with the hinges attached and it's a very easy bolt on.

This product not only adds extra light but protects your windshield frame while not adding much weight to your JK and you get an agressive off-road look.

Drop us a line and let us know if you like it, what you would change or if you have any questions.

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Very cool fab work! Browsed through your gallery and the JK looks great! I see that you also have a 3rd row installed....is that a storage box under the 3rd row? If so, who makes it?

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That's a Tuffy tool box under the 3rd row seat. Gives you a little extra room since your taking up the trunk space with the seat. I did make the seat easy to remove so you don't have to have it in all the time, only when needed.
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Nice! Mahalo for the info. BTW: What rails are you running? Are those lights I see under the rock rails?

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Those are Poly Performance sliders that I customized and added lights. Everything that you see on the Black JK is custom fab work that we can duplicate or customize something different depending on your needs. Thanks for checking it out and let me know if you have any other questions.
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KMA's work is top notch. Glad to see Scott here on JKowners. Wait till you see his LED corner gaurds.

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Thanks IV WHLN. My that is a nice cage you have on that Jeep. As a matter of fact here are those corner guards.
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I have to admit, I do like this.
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Thanks IV WHLN. My that is a nice cage you have on that Jeep. As a matter of fact here are those corner guards.
Look nice. How far forward to the corners go?
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Not bad, definately the best looking lightbar out there.

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Thanks! Here's the corners uncoated so they are easier to see. This is when they were still a work in progress but it gives you a better idea.
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Thanks! Here's the corners uncoated so they are easier to see. This is when they were still a work in progress but it gives you a better idea.
Awesome. Exactly what I was hoping to see. Any chance you're working on a version with tube fenders attached?
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Your best bet is to purchase corners and fenders seperately. The way the JK is made, with a deep channel that the fenders are set into, I would not recommend attaching the tube fenders to the corner panel. It's not impossible but it would be very costly. The majority of our work is custom fabricaction (not many production items) so if you have an idea let me know and I'll kick it around.
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Comp corners or some type of armour to stretch the 2dr?
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Thanks IV WHLN. My that is a nice cage you have on that Jeep. As a matter of fact here are those corner guards.
I am interested in a set of corners for a 2Dr. How much are we talking?

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Your best bet is to purchase corners and fenders seperately. The way the JK is made, with a deep channel that the fenders are set into, I would not recommend attaching the tube fenders to the corner panel. It's not impossible but it would be very costly. The majority of our work is custom fabricaction (not many production items) so if you have an idea let me know and I'll kick it around.
I agree with you about the difficulty and expense of adding tube fenders. I recently modified my stock fenders and I'm actually quite pleased with the results. When I did them, it was with the intention of having them hold me over until I could get tubes, but now I think I might keep them.

I think what you have may work perfect for me. I already have a nice dent in my right rear from running over a tree on the trail and as usual it snapped and smacked the rear corner. Then on my last trip I dented the tub right above the left rear tire when I leaned on a live tree. Damn trees.

What thickness do you use on the corners? Can I get them in 3/16" and the big question is how much? I would want them with the LED's. I'll relocate the tag.

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I am interested in a set of corners for a 2Dr. How much are we talking?
Curious about the price myself.

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I am so glad to see others enjoying KMA's Fab skills.
Check out the custom fenders he built on my LJ.
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I am so glad to see others enjoying KMA's Fab skills.
Check out the custom fenders he built on my LJ.
Nice. Looks like somebody done stole yo' seats.
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Check out the custom fenders he built on my LJ.
Is that LJ running portals?

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Is that LJ running portals?

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No. Looks like a Warn dana 60 hub in front their but hard to tell. Still 5 lug (5x5.5 by the looks of it) and semi float in the rear, so it is either a 44 or 60

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The LJ has RockJock 60's in it.
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I dig that LJ, sometimes I wish I would have bought one instead of the JK.

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Take your JK to KMA he can make it cooler than the LJ, at least that is my plan. Internal cage should be coming as soon as I get the funds together. Scott has built two cages for me and they have both been incredible.
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RotorHead, your modified stock fenders look great! I considered doing the same thing. I agree with you that you don't need to change them.

Well, the light bar is a production item. The corners were a one off that I did which is not to say that I wouldn't like to make more of them. Because at this point it is all fabricated by hand with a hammer the price is $499 (plus tax & shipping) for a pair 2 dr or 4 dr and that's without the LED option which would add another $100. It is 1/8" in thickness, at this time I'm not doing 3/16".

I'm hoping to put these into production at some point which would bring the price down but not sure when. We are currently working on another project for a mod to your stock rear tire carrier that I'm hoping to put out next month. It will allow your stock carrier to accommodate a larger tire (approx. 37"). The mod would be about a 15 min. bolt on and be very cost effective. Once that is debuted maybe I'll look into production on the corners. Watch the web site for more info, or send me a message to be notified when the items come out.

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