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Anybody that has added the five factory roof clearance lights, what did you use to put the 7/8" holes in the roof? Not decided yet, choices seem to be a punch or some type of bi-metal bit. Those who did it themselves what did you use and how did it turn out? Looking to go to school on your experience, thanks.
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If nobody else answers check with Aaron (hhrecovery) he did them.

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Step drill or Varibit. Two names for the same thing. You should find it at a hardware store or electrical supply house. The punch might distort the steel at the hole location.

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Step drill or Varibit. Two names for the same thing. You should find it at a hardware store or electrical supply house. The punch might distort the steel at the hole location.
Is the Rigid brand drill bit with the metal "hole" saw that screws to it the same thing?
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No that is a "hole saw"

Ive done it to both of my trucks and used a greenlee knock out punch. Works ok but you have to drill a 3/4" hole to use it.
I would suggest what Diesel Dog is talking about. On the west coast we call them Uni-Bits, thats actually the brand name of one of them, and they are made by Irwin (company that makes Visc grips) Home depot should carry them or any hardware store, the large ones are kinda spendy but that would be my first choice.

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I used a regular 7/8 drill bit. I didn't have one of those unibits, but that would work just fine too.
another tip: I used masking tape to mark on when laying out the lights. I just put some in the approximate spots I was putting the lights. You may have already planned on this but it might help somebody.

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