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Old 09-06-2007, 09:54 PM   #21
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Awesome write up and detailed explanations.

I believe it'* time for Pat to step down as the "OEM style" modmaster
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Hey all,

Thanks for all the compliments and encouraging words. A part of this is being able to share the information. It'* great to toss ideas around between members and people here have been fantastic.
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Absolutely amazing work! Great job!
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Awesome write up and detailed explanations.

I believe it'* time for Pat to step down as the "OEM style" modmaster
i still hold the title for the 92-99 era.....i give my acknowledgement for Darcy on the 00+...hell ive had him make me things, and still need to get that door light harness

Loving the Work Darcy....gotta look for the Newer cars in the yards now
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I'm glad the decals worked out well. I was wondering on how the masking would hold up with the etching fluid. They look great.
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I'm glad the decals worked out well. I was wondering on how the masking would hold up with the etching fluid. They look great.
They were great. There was no errosion around the edge of the ovals at all. Thanks much!
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Great work Darcy! Do you think this is something you could do for other members? if so how much do you think you would charge? although I would understand not making anymore as that doesn't look very easy nor does it seem cheap
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Great work Darcy! Do you think this is something you could do for other members? if so how much do you think you would charge? although I would understand not making anymore as that doesn't look very easy nor does it seem cheap
Thank you for the compliment!

It isn't that I have have a lack of willingness to do this for other members. It would be expensive because at this time the only source of the LED assemblies is from existing mirrors. Even if I were to manufacture a small quantity of PC boards and make several sets myself, there is still the plastic housing which is an integral part of mounting and protection from the elements. Finding alternate methods of accomplishing this effectively and professionally could be quite time consuming and not cost effective. My bigger concern is if I were to break a mirror in the process. Generally once the glass is mounted, it isn't intended to be removed. Although it can be done if a lot of care and patience is used, breakage is a real possibility (and costly one). I had some extra aftermarket glass and heating elements I purchased from an internet vendor handy just in case of emergency (although I normally wouldn't use it because it didn't seem like real great quality and didn't have the blue tint). I won't rule out the possibility, but I'd have to think it over.
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Well if you ever do sell them I'm definitely interested or if you need help with research I'd be glad to help although I don't know how much of a help I'd be . I'm sure you have already looked into this but do you think the mirrors could come from the junk yard and also is the Lesabre the only mirrors that can be used?
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Well if you ever do sell them I'm definitely interested or if you need help with research I'd be glad to help although I don't know how much of a help I'd be . I'm sure you have already looked into this but do you think the mirrors could come from the junk yard and also is the Lesabre the only mirrors that can be used?
The source of the mirrors doesn't really matter (as long as people aren't "borrowing" their neighbours ). JY mirrors in good shape are just fine. Whether they are LeSabre or not also is of no real consequence. The only reason I chose those is because I thought perhaps they could be painted to match and bolt right on in place of my stock mirrors. I'm reasonably confident the LED assemblies will be similar (if not identical) from any GM model.
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