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Old 01-09-2006, 10:14 AM   #21
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Once I cut the letters in with paint and mounted the LED'* properly all is well. The pic above suffers from a few things, one is my cheap camera and the other is the led'* were bascially touching

The LED'* have a 70 degree viewing angle and are square based in nature to disperse the light.

Aiming for more pictures tonight.

Also wondering if anyone is interested in one. I plan on attempting another one by removing the plastic differently to get a cleaner look.
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Where'* the pics of the inside you promised, Mr Bill?? Hmmm????
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Where'* the pics of the inside you promised, Mr Bill?? Hmmm????
In the thread right below the pics of your brake like mod John...

I took them. wasn't happy about the way I removed the black and like mentioned above, I want to try another method of removing it. They'll get out here soon enough.
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In the thread right below the pics of your brake like mod John...
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anyway Bill a little R&D never hurt anyone.....this is gonna be a cool mod for the 96-99 guys....if i had one i def would be doing it
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Where'* the pics of the inside you promised, Mr Bill?? Hmmm????
In the thread right below the pics of your brake like mod John...
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anyway Bill a little R&D never hurt anyone.....this is gonna be a cool mod for the 96-99 guys....if i had one i def would be doing it
Well, Stop looking for perfect SSEi tail lights and start looking for a 16U 96-99 trunklid and lights so you can...
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Well, Stop looking for perfect SSEi tail lights and start looking for a 16U 96-99 trunklid and lights so you can...
no because i have my amps mounted there....i dont like the 96-99 rear anyway
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Sunday I sealed the top of the light back together with JB Weld..(love that stuff)

Sanded it down, double checked it and sealed with silicone as well on the in and outside. (last thing I want is a leak.)
Last night I sealed the bottom and wired it up and tested it on the lamp monitor. Didn't complain.....(crosses fingers and says "yet")
Need to sand the bottom down and double check it. Then bring the brake light wire onto the trunk lid and put it on...

Awaiting VHT...
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great progress bill.....I know you have pics...riiight??
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Yes..and once I get a chance to get it all organized, they will be posted.

Plus as I mentioned, I want to try another to supply the best method of doing this for the club.
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Ok..got it on the car and here'* the pics leading up to it.

Pat said I'd get mistaken for a Sunfire....call me a Sunfire Wannabe if you'd like..I like the look.

Dremelled the plastic off the back with a wheel

The light and LED board

Running lights only on bench

Brake lights on bench (tail is not resealed at this point)

Resealed one side with JB Weld

Other side

My extra wire for brake lights

WOOOT...it'* on the car w/running lights... I'm standing too close and too high

And with brakes on....still too close and flash doesn't help


All in all it'* a good prototype and gave me ideas how to do it better.
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