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Old 01-18-2007, 12:28 PM   #21
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Right now I can show you "ONTIAC"!
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Old 01-20-2007, 10:59 AM   #22
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Almost done carving. Here'* an update:
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I just have to finish the "P" then resand the letters and touch up the black. Then i can concentrate on the lights.
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Old 01-20-2007, 11:04 AM   #23
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Looks like it'* coming along nicely. Hurry up with the finished pics
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Is it going to be a brake light or on all the time? How are you lighting it? Light bar or are they all going to have their own individual light?
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Is it going to be a brake light or on all the time? How are you lighting it? Light bar or are they all going to have their own individual light?
When I bought the lamp, it came with the wire harness. I'm gonna splice that in with the rest of my parking lamps, and drill holes to set them in. Because it'* a little thin where I carved the letters out (not real bad) I dont want to add brake lamps for it. I'm worried that if I did the extra heat would cause damage.
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Done!

Here'* the center section with the bulbs mounted. I used a hole saw, then spliced in sockets from the doner harness.
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After I was done carving the letters, I used a fine modling paint brush to finish tracing each letter. When that dried, I sprayed the letters with clear, high temp ceramic paint.
Then I glued on the center section with 2 part epoxy.
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Nice job
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Drifter was the first.. I asked how he did it and when he said he cut the letters through from the outside .

I liked the look, didn't want to cut the front. Many conversations with Corvettecrazy and I hopped on the project starting a week before him. Being that I have an SSEi with the DIC, voltage to bulbs etc can't be altered much. I used LED'*...

PearlJam.. I know what it takes and the mess it can cause. You did a great job. (how did you seal the back of the light?)

Now that you finished your first. There are probably a few people around here looking for one. Interested in doing more?
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Very well done, I am impressed
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Now that you finished your first. There are probably a few people around here looking for one. Interested in doing more?
Man, I'd love to have one myself! PJ, that looks very VERY sharp!

Excellent work.
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