If I recall correctly the original design had the lights mounting on top of the hoop. Then they changed the design to have them mount on a cross bar across the bottom of the hoop.Yeah that's kind of annoying that it comes unpainted. Most people will probably just spray this with Rustoleum or something which won't be as durable as a professional paint job.
Also in the picture, what are those lights bolted too? In the picture without the lights it doesn't look like the light bar has anywhere to actually bolt a light but then in the picture with the lights it looks like there is a bar that goes across the bottom.
Well as far as how much it costs, i did think it was a little pricey, but when i took it out of the package i changed my mind. If you believe you and your buddies welder can do the same job then by all means try it, i just don't have the set up for it. But, i would recommend buying alot of pipe because getting the bends exact on both sides is going to require alot of know how. I'm very anal about things being proportioned and i couldn't find any angels that were off. Installation is going to be here in a few hours,because its going to require hammering of the drivers side radiator support bracket, because there is an indentation on that side. But i'll get pictures as i go!!Do you feel the price is worth the quality? Or could I do somethin' up w/ my buddy's welder just as well for a few bucks?