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Old 06-27-2012, 07:13 PM   #151
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Mach, do you think there is enough room to make the led's into a rectangle around the inside edge of the marker? i thought it might be a cool look. I was thinking of doing to to my stock set since they are currently out of the car.
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:50 PM   #152
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Mach, do you think there is enough room to make the led's into a rectangle around the inside edge of the marker? i thought it might be a cool look. I was thinking of doing to to my stock set since they are currently out of the car.
Thats a great idea, especially if you did the same thing with paint, and left the LED unpainted

It is definitely doable to do two strips, one on top one on bottom, like an equal sign, my dads 79 Z28 has a setup like that on his side markers
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Old 06-27-2012, 08:59 PM   #153
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Mach, do you think there is enough room to make the led's into a rectangle around the inside edge of the marker? i thought it might be a cool look. I was thinking of doing to to my stock set since they are currently out of the car.
something like this: I have imperial Blue , paint the outside edge blue and the inner part blue.
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Old 06-27-2012, 09:23 PM   #154
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something like this: I have imperial Blue , paint the outside edge blue and the inner part blue.
You'd probably have to cut 4 pieces, one for each side of the square (solder wires on and splice them together) because they don't bend at that angle while still keeping the light forward.

Vroomapunks suggestion of an equal sign would be easier....and might look better than a square in my opinion.
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Old 06-28-2012, 10:05 AM   #155
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Mach, do you think there is enough room to make the led's into a rectangle around the inside edge of the marker? i thought it might be a cool look. I was thinking of doing to to my stock set since they are currently out of the car.
If you look at the picture below there isnt really all that much space inside the lens. You mount the leds inside that raised portion... It would be possible to do one on top (like I did) and one strip on the bottom. But I don't think there is enough room for the vertical led strips.

With that I think it will still look badass if you did the two strips per lens But thats 2 times the $$$$.

I think you get the idea here.. Look how much space the strips take up.. And they are tiny as hell.

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Old 06-28-2012, 11:55 AM   #156
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If you look at the picture below there isnt really all that much space inside the lens. You mount the leds inside that raised portion... It would be possible to do one on top (like I did) and one strip on the bottom. But I don't think there is enough room for the vertical led strips.

With that I think it will still look badass if you did the two strips per lens But thats 2 times the $$$$.

I think you get the idea here.. Look how much space the strips take up.. And they are tiny as hell.

Now that I see that pic again, I see the lack of room. The LEDs can be cut after every 5. So they won't work with anything less than 5 LEDs and 5 won't fit vertically.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #157
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what if you hazed the inside of the lens? that way the light can disperse a bit and you can get the affect you want?
Even just adding a frost vynil on the inside of the lens may help to get that affect.
With another strip on the bottom, it might be just enough light you need
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:13 PM   #158
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what if you hazed the inside of the lens? that way the light can disperse a bit and you can get the affect you want?
Even just adding a frost vynil on the inside of the lens may help to get that affect.
With another strip on the bottom, it might be just enough light you need
You could probably get a thin line of light, yes, but wether it be an LED or halogen bulb, it won't have the intensity of these LEDs strips.
Although, if you just want a brighter bulb than stock with a thin concept style, then I'd say go for it. Do this mod but save your money and use a brighter LED bulb. I'd like to see how that would come out as well.
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Old 06-29-2012, 12:26 PM   #159
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You could probably get a thin line of light, yes, but wether it be an LED or halogen bulb, it won't have the intensity of these LEDs strips.
Although, if you just want a brighter bulb than stock with a thin concept style, then I'd say go for it. Do this mod but save your money and use a brighter LED bulb. I'd like to see how that would come out as well.
Yeah I definitly want them bright
PS love pics of your car, you modded it perfectly!
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Old 06-29-2012, 04:40 PM   #160
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Yeah I definitly want them bright
PS love pics of your car, you modded it perfectly!
Thanks. And I don't think anything is gonna be as bright or brighter than the LEDs that Mach is recommending.
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Old 07-03-2012, 12:59 PM   #161
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Thats a great idea, especially if you did the same thing with paint, and left the LED unpainted

It is definitely doable to do two strips, one on top one on bottom, like an equal sign, my dads 79 Z28 has a setup like that on his side markers
this would look good, IMO. then just paint the lens between the two strips. end result would look like two LED lights for each marker.
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Old 07-04-2012, 07:47 AM   #162
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Another choice. If I didn't find these I would have looked to make my own.

Something differant than the stock ones or other ones.
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Old 07-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #163
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Has anybody ever toyed with the idea of bring back some of the older two row look from the late 70's

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Or even multi colored LED to mimic the old El Camino style?

Might be an interesting twist.

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Old 07-05-2012, 01:12 PM   #164
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Has anybody ever toyed with the idea of bring back some of the older two row look from the late 70's

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Or even multi colored LED to mimic the old El Camino style?

Might be an interesting twist.

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We were just talking about those, same as the ones on my dads 79 Z28

Photoshop looks good! Just will be twice as expensive
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Old 07-06-2012, 10:40 AM   #165
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Has anybody ever toyed with the idea of bring back some of the older two row look from the late 70's

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Or even multi colored LED to mimic the old El Camino style?

Might be an interesting twist.

Photoshopped idea below.
Thats what i was talking about, possibly making the 'painted' part thicker between the two lights.
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:08 PM   #166
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alright thinking about doing this diy
is this the right stuff im getting? can i take the led out of the tube?
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:25 PM   #167
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alright thinking about doing this diy
is this the right stuff im getting? can i take the led out of the tube?
http://radiantz.com/index1.html?1.html&1
That's right and they will come out of the tube. Look at Mach's post #149 in this thread.
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Old 07-13-2012, 09:16 AM   #168
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does it matter what color tube i get? is there a way to put the led and the tube in there?
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Old 07-13-2012, 01:29 PM   #169
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Tube color won't matter because you won't be using it. Also I don't think there's enough space for the tube to go in there as well. There's no need for it anyway.
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im not to crazy about how it looks when the side markers are off. do you think i could tint them and then paint over them? think that would look good?

edit: what about useing that vht paint to tint the side markers then paint it body color
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Old 07-28-2012, 04:07 PM   #171
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I followed this and they turned out pretty nice. I still have to buff the clear coat to a smooth shine, but I need to let the paint fully cure.











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Old 08-21-2012, 11:43 PM   #172
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can someone post a video or pictures on how you are supposed to connect the wires to the replacement bulb socket you buy on that website please I know how to do everything but that is the only thing I cannot figure out

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Old 08-22-2012, 09:39 AM   #173
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That came out really good, great job!
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Old 08-22-2012, 03:14 PM   #174
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PittPaz... BRAVO!!!!!

Had these leds on for almost 11 months.. Still going strong! 0 problems.
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im not to crazy about how it looks when the side markers are off. do you think i could tint them and then paint over them? think that would look good?

edit: what about useing that vht paint to tint the side markers then paint it body color

Yes you can ghost the strip....

Paint several base coats with the strip masked off. Then unmask the entire sidemarker and hit it with a couple light base coats. Clear and No visible strip unless the leds are ON.
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