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overhaulengines 11-02-2010 10:00 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:)


lupe


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 10:26 AM

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

overhaulengines 11-02-2010 12:01 PM

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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

Lupe

The Stig 11-02-2010 12:28 PM

Love it, tempted to try this myself

camaroitalia 11-02-2010 12:45 PM

Looks good, but scared to cut into my car

TAG UR IT 11-02-2010 12:52 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 03:53 PM

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

Ironheadspearo 11-02-2010 04:14 PM

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

franknbeans 11-02-2010 04:30 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 04:34 PM

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

overhaulengines 11-02-2010 04:39 PM

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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.

thx

Lupe

rtcat600man 11-02-2010 05:31 PM

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

CamaroDreams07 11-02-2010 08:16 PM

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

overhaulengines 11-03-2010 10:33 AM

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

2SSRS@Gen5diy 11-03-2010 11:04 AM

Wow that is nice, Keep up the good work.

overhaulengines 11-03-2010 11:26 AM

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Originally Posted by 2SSRS (Post 2511381)
Wow that is nice, Keep up the good work.

me??? im waiting for the HUD, yeah baby.:thumbup:,, nah, thx bro

lupe

overhaulengines 11-05-2010 10:33 AM

making light holder
 
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hello, here are a few more pics of the light holder, plexiglass and letter cut outs.

the last pic is with the letters cut out and sitting on the trimmed plexiglass.

thanks again

Lupe

montej23 11-05-2010 01:16 PM

thats cool but idk about cutting into the camaro

jeepguy_1980 11-06-2010 05:29 PM

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

He lives in the desert and of course you can always use paint.

jeepguy_1980 11-06-2010 05:39 PM

Do you think that if you used something like this that you could have done it without cutting the car? And instead of plexiglass, you could use a diffusing material.

overhaulengines 11-07-2010 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by jeepguy_1980 (Post 2522190)
Do you think that if you used something like this that you could have done it without cutting the car? And instead of plexiglass, you could use a diffusing material.

there are a few different things i could do, but just about everything i have done is my own custom mod's. i have seen a company that make light door sills and they look cool, but i like coming up with my own ideas. i know not everyone agree's with me cutting into my car but thats ok. i have really personalized my car and there is not one, again, not one like it. :D. take a look at my signature links, most of the stuff is things that i totally make up myself:). thank you for looking

lupe

jeepguy_1980 11-07-2010 09:04 PM

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Originally Posted by overhaulengines (Post 2525725)
there are a few different things i could do, but just about everything i have done is my own custom mod's. i have seen a company that make light door sills and they look cool, but i like coming up with my own ideas. i know not everyone agree's with me cutting into my car but thats ok. i have really personalized my car and there is not one, again, not one like it. :D. take a look at my signature links, most of the stuff is things that i totally make up myself:). thank you for looking

lupe

I never said I didn't like your mod, I was just soliciting your opinion on a variant of your mod for us more squeamish Camaro owners.

dwat005 11-09-2010 11:19 AM

Man I wish I had the balls to cut into my car. Looks awesome!

overhaulengines 11-11-2010 01:42 PM

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Originally Posted by dwat005 (Post 2530449)
Man I wish I had the balls to cut into my car. Looks awesome!

well, for me its not that bad,:) i will be posting shortly again, i am working on a light rear bowtie, using just a couple of LED strips. total cost about $0.00,since had some peices left over from this mod:D

lupe

jeepguy_1980 11-11-2010 02:53 PM

Are the door sills critical to the car's structure?


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