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Old 06-27-2013, 01:46 PM   #76
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definitely need to do this soon
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:23 PM   #77
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I've done this to three cars now. Great mod and the top ten cheapest mod for the $$$.
Sweet. Any pics?
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Old 07-07-2013, 12:46 PM   #78
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I like the looks of your afterburner mod best OP, so I'm heading out to Home Depot to find some aluminum sheet. I took a photo of a tail light and scaled it in Corel Draw, so I can get exactly 2 rows of those round lenticles to illuminate, and drew in an adjustement slot to I can tweek the position for centering after they are installed without drilling new holes:



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Old 07-07-2013, 10:34 PM   #79
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I like the looks of your afterburner mod best OP, so I'm heading out to Home Depot to find some aluminum sheet. I took a photo of a tail light and scaled it in Corel Draw, so I can get exactly 2 rows of those round lenticles to illuminate, and drew in an adjustement slot to I can tweek the position for centering after they are installed without drilling new holes:



Im sure you already know this but be sure and do two sets of these as the outside lights are sized different from the inside lights


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Old 07-08-2013, 03:40 PM   #80
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I did not know this, I'll check another and measure it. I had to go to a couple stores to find the aluminum sheet, and I laser cut a chipboard template for one light, but have not cut any metal yet. Continuing after work tonight.


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Old 07-11-2013, 09:03 PM   #81
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I read through the whole thread today, and addressed the 2 points of interest... One being we need to make small adjustments to center the light left to right, and the other being that there are 2 different sizes for the inner and outer tail lights.

So I drew up the mods, made a template, and made my blackout plates adjustable:




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Old 07-15-2013, 02:38 PM   #82
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One of you guys should precut a bunch of these and sell them. Or better yet, make a die and have them punched out with a press so you can make hundreds of them. It sure would make this mod alot easier to start with precut inserts. I would pay at least $20 for a set and they would cost less than $1 to make these with a die and a bender.

If you give me the okay... I would be glad to do it, and make some extra $$. It's not my design though.
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Old 07-15-2013, 06:47 PM   #83
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You are free to use the attachment template, to make and sell them as desired. I don't have time to do it, working 6 and 7 full days a week.


By the way, it only takes 30 minutes to cut out 4 of the blankout plates, and fold them. The dremel and a 3" reinforced cutoff disk can cut 4 tail light housings in 30 minutes also.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:43 PM   #84
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You are free to use the attachment template, to make and sell them as desired. I don't have time to do it, working 6 and 7 full days a week.


By the way, it only takes 30 minutes to cut out 4 of the blankout plates, and fold them. The dremel and a 3" reinforced cutoff disk can cut 4 tail light housings in 30 minutes also.
yes... if you are optimistic, and you get it right the first time.

When I do stuff like this, it takes me 5 times as long because I accidentally break one of the tabs during bending... or cut too far... or cut myself

It would take me at least half of a day to make 1 set those inserts, and I would be frustrated to top it off. I would rather do this for the half day.... ...... and cut the insert slots for in 10 minutes.

Heck now that I think about it... I would probably pay $30-40 for them.

If anyone else is on board.... I will make a die, and punch a couple hundred of these out........ Now that I have consent from the designer.


.... or if someone else does it, add me to the list of people interested.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:07 PM   #85
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Hey all!

@ RRay, Love the adjustable tab idea...awesome. It's great to see my idea used and enhanced. Love it.

As far as the two seperate sizes, I didn't find this necessary for functionality. Mine fit just fine. However, as an artistic design implement I think it's a great idea! As a previous poster stated, youre only limited by imagination.

Take care all and looking forward to seeing more!
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Old 07-17-2013, 07:04 PM   #86
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I used the larger template for all 4 of mine, and now that I have had them a week, several of my co-workers have seen me through "The Slalom", and commented they look symmetrical, and both inner and outer lights look the same, so I suspect there is no need to use the smaller template for outer lights.

I am really happy with the way this mod turned out, thanks to SabotAndHeat for dreaming this mod up! It's awesome!
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:54 AM   #87
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Did this mod last night. Followed Rray's directions but only used the larger template. which was perfect btw.
Thanks for the DIY..
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Old 07-24-2013, 02:32 PM   #88
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This is awesome!!!
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Old 07-25-2013, 12:26 PM   #89
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Thanks all!
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Old 09-02-2013, 10:08 PM   #90
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going to definitely be doing this mod this weekend!
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Old 09-04-2013, 09:13 AM   #91
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I did this a couple months ago, and sealed my tail lights, or so I thought. Make sure after this mod is done for you guys you seal up the breach nice and tight, I had water in my tail lights, and now they fog over. They looked good until the water got in, good luck ladies and gentlemen!
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Old 09-04-2013, 10:21 AM   #92
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yes... if you are optimistic, and you get it right the first time.

When I do stuff like this, it takes me 5 times as long because I accidentally break one of the tabs during bending... or cut too far... or cut myself

It would take me at least half of a day to make 1 set those inserts, and I would be frustrated to top it off. I would rather do this for the half day.... ...... and cut the insert slots for in 10 minutes.

Heck now that I think about it... I would probably pay $30-40 for them.

If anyone else is on board.... I will make a die, and punch a couple hundred of these out........ Now that I have consent from the designer.


.... or if someone else does it, add me to the list of people interested.
Did you ever make a nice die and stamp any out ?
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #93
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@ Dissociation

Did you give it a pressure seal test by mouth to mouth?

Once the silicone set I did exactly that and they held pressure with no air leaks. I've had no water in mine yet and they've been in over a year.
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Old 09-04-2013, 01:43 PM   #94
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Actually I did not, in hindsight that may have been a good idea! As of now my left most tail light needs to be replaced due to water damage.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:53 PM   #95
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Actually I did not, in hindsight that may have been a good idea! As of now my left most tail light needs to be replaced due to water damage.
Should be able to just take it out and let it dry, reapply silicone. Water isnt gonna hurt the bulb, aluminum, or the housing.

Shouldnt be enough water to hurt the harness.
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Old 09-04-2013, 03:27 PM   #96
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Ill take a picture, but the housing seems to have fogged over, I attempted to dry it out by leaving it out for a couple hours, and even trying to use a hair dryer to accelerate the process. Not sure what is wrong with it, possibly the bulb
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Old 09-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #97
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Sounds like you have moisture in there, I would open it up and use either a heat gun or hair dryer blowing into it for a good min or so once you don't see the haze anymore. Then you must immediately seal it back up once you cut off the gun/dryer.
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Old 09-08-2013, 07:22 AM   #98
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Mine stayed sealed, and I still like the afterburner look:

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Old 09-08-2013, 09:34 PM   #99
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Tryed it out today but didnt have time to do all four. guess which two i did lol
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Old 09-09-2013, 12:18 AM   #100
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Tryed it out today but didnt have time to do all four. guess which two i did lol

Rofl. That's awesome. That looks great, but I'm so afraid to try it. I've only recently started modding. I think I'll wait until I get a bit more familiar with tools and the car.
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