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overhaulengines 11-02-2010 11:00 AM

Door Sill Light Mod
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major update:) 7-13-12

roger at emblempros and I , threw around a few ideas:). i already had my sills doors lighted as you can see below, but the "Chevrolet" wasnt doing so well anymore, i liked emblempros lighted door sill but i wanted to use mine as i will be rewiring the whole car with RGB leds, so i wanted my door sills to change colors. i will be doing that next week. but anyway, got the doors sills in today and WOW, awesome, got them installed real quick, here is a quick peek:)
since the leds are down about 1 inch the lighted letters have a real depth to them when you see them in person.
you have to go to the end of the 1st post:)


updated 11-5-10
more pics added to post #17

ok, messing around again. got all these bright ideas swirling in my weird head:D, i know one day their gonna bite me in the butt, but here you go.
1. purchased led lights from autozone, used a 12 inch and about 4 inches off another one, i cut them to fill the full channel i made.
2. purchased plexiglass from home depot.
3. cut out the letters from door sill with a razor and straight edge.
4. purchased roof edging from home depot.
5. going to wire into my footwell light, to come on at the same time

below is the flashing i purchase from home depot
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below is flashing cut to size, i put both pieces together, i held them together with 3m electrical tape. i set them to mark out the area to cut.
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below is the outline area to cut.
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below is the door sill with the letters already cut, i originally thought it was thin metal:facepalm:, but its thin plastic material, very flimsy. what you do not see is the plexiglass i already cut it to the shape of the door sill. this give it some strength(just enough), i have it sitting on the channel with the lights installed in the channel, this is the test.
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this is the channel with the LED's.
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man, this looks better than i thought:D
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now that i like the look, time to cut:D:headbang:
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now that the hole is cut, i fit the channel and do some final filing.
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intall channel and test lights. i also had to drill a hole to pull the wire thought and run wires along the door jamb, i dont have a pic of that right now , i will try to post one later tonight.
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Dion_1969 11-02-2010 11:26 AM

:thumbup:Love it!:headbang: Post up some pics showing how you did all of this please!

overhaulengines 11-02-2010 01:01 PM


Originally Posted by Dion_1969 (Post 2507576)
:thumbup:Love it!:headbang: Post up some pics showing how you did all of this please!

pics added. enjoy


The Stig 11-02-2010 01:28 PM

Love it, tempted to try this myself

camaroitalia 11-02-2010 01:45 PM

Looks good, but scared to cut into my car

TAG UR IT 11-02-2010 01:52 PM

Holy shit, man! That is freaking sweet! God, I'd be so worried about cutting up my door sills like that. I'd also be worried about the Camaro not being cut out well. Looks good@!

mbrusco103 11-02-2010 04:53 PM

looks cool!.. you must love cutting into your Camaro lol

Ironheadspearo 11-02-2010 05:14 PM

you are insane....... I am sure everywhere you cut will end up rusting.... looks good but damn

franknbeans 11-02-2010 05:30 PM

isn't the door sill part of the car's crash cage? I would be worried about that. . . but it looks bad ass.

96/10SS 11-02-2010 05:34 PM

wow looks awesome!!! ur pretty gutsy for cutting the car though

overhaulengines 11-02-2010 05:39 PM


Originally Posted by Ironheadspearo (Post 2508646)
you are insane....... I am sure everywhere you cut will end up rusting.... looks good but damn

well is not the entire car cut pieces of metal?:facepalm:, when you cut or drill, you must clean, prime and paint, that's why my ride will not rust.:), i tell you this, its passed addiction:D , with me, its a sickness, lol,i love it.



rtcat600man 11-02-2010 06:31 PM

AWESOME job. That is the coolest idea yet. Way to take modding to the next level.

CamaroDreams07 11-02-2010 09:16 PM

That's amazing..wish I had the tools/skill you do.

overhaulengines 11-03-2010 11:33 AM

working on the driver side right now, i post more later.

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