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Old 07-29-2011, 10:43 PM   #188
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hey frank can i buy those things for the abl from you the spacer like things
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Old 07-31-2011, 02:09 PM   #189
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hey frank can i buy those things for the abl from you the spacer like things
These are available from any pinball parts supplier. Marco Specialties www.marcospec.com, Bay Area Amusements www.bayareaamusements.com you can order online from these two or you can call The Pinball Resource at (875) 473-7114. You need some 3/8", 7/16" and 1/2" white rubber rings. I had to play with different diameters and even stack two on the center trim stud to get everything right. On one, I sliced a 7/16 ring in two (I put up a pic of this).
However, since you were the first to ask about this I will send you an assortment for free if you will PM me with your name and address. Just to help out a fellow Camaro5 member.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:18 PM   #190
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I like you adding the lighting in the door handle and the storage box nicely done.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:37 AM   #191
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I like you adding the lighting in the door handle and the storage box nicely done.
Thanks. You do realize I'm just following your lead since I think you were the first to do this!
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Old 08-02-2011, 12:24 PM   #192
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MGW shifter in in! I removed the Hurst that was in mainly because of the shift knob I wanted to install. It has an integral switch installed that I will be using for the line lock. New latest version of the MGW has some changes and improvements made to it. The feel and quality of this piece is excellant! A couple pics show how I reinstalled the factory dust boot. After trying to do it from below with limited success, I tried from inside the car. With the help of a long pair of needle nose pliers I was able to install it without too much difficulty.
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Old 08-02-2011, 01:40 PM   #193
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By the way, I ordered my MGW shifter with the retro shaft assembly. The thread on this is a 12MM (same as a Ford Mustang). The shift ball I used is for a 4th gen Camaro and has the 6-speed shift pattern on it. I had a adapter bushing set from a previous installation that has several bushings in it (gold , blue, silver etc.). I used the black one. For once, everything fit with no hassles or modification!
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Old 08-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #194
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I love the LED in the door handle, and I'm about to do the cupholders so it would look great, and as I was planning on replacing my door trim, its seems like a good time to do it... how hard was it to install the leds there?

i looked for a DIY but couldnt find one, any help ? Thanks
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Old 08-02-2011, 04:11 PM   #195
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There's a DIY on the door LED's located here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125507 with a link to another DIY on the same subject. I'll be posting up a few pics on how I did the cup holder LED's and a console storage compartment LED in a day or so. I think PCOLASHAN did a DIY on how he did the cupholder LED's here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138879.
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Old 08-02-2011, 05:35 PM   #196
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There's a DIY on the door LED's located here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=125507 with a link to another DIY on the same subject. I'll be posting up a few pics on how I did the cup holder LED's and a console storage compartment LED in a day or so. I think PCOLASHAN did a DIY on how he did the cupholder LED's here: http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138879.

Yea i found PCOLASHANs DIY and plan to do it withing the week...

Thanks! Itll really help
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:08 PM   #197
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I'm working on the console now to add cup holder lighting and storage compartment lighting before I reinstall it. For the cup holders I used the GM LED's part # 92238395. I had to take these apart to the bare LED and insulate the wires before I installed them as shown in the pictures.
A little light soldering and some heat shrink tubing did the trick.
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:27 PM   #198
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For the storage compartment I wanted white light, so I bought some white LED's from Radio Shack part # 276-0017. They are 7000mcd (microcandela), so they'll be pretty bright. The higher the mcd, the brighter they'll be. Also they come two to a pack, which is exactly how many I needed. Now, you can't just hook these up to car voltage it's too high. The LED's are rated at 3.3 to 3.6 volts. So I need to add a current limiting resistor, but what value? Well, if we use an electronic formula called Ohm's Law and some simple algebra we can figure it out.
Ohm's Law: V= I*R where V= volts, I= current in Amps and R= resistance in Ohms.
In our case V= 13.8V, I= 25mA (listed on the back of the package) and we need to solve for R to know what resistor to use.

So, 13.8 = .025 * R
13.8 / .025 = R
552 =R
We need a 552 ohm resistor for our led. The closest match is 560 ohms. I used a 1/2 watt resistor (that's what I had on hand), but a 1/4 watt would be fine. I installed a small micro switch (from my pinball parts bin) to turn the LED's on and off.
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Old 08-03-2011, 07:24 PM   #199
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I know but its nice to see members doing the work on there car, its looking better all the time Frank.
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Old 08-03-2011, 08:53 PM   #200
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Cool stuff Frank. It's those touches that make it unique, look good and are pretty darn helpful to have. Gotta see where you are putting things !
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Old 08-04-2011, 12:37 AM   #201
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frank got the things today thank you soo much!!!!!!!!!! it helped alot i just have to do some tweaking!
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:15 AM   #202
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I know but its nice to see members doing the work on there car, its looking better all the time Frank.
Thanks! I'm catching up to you on mods, but I gotta long way to go!

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Cool stuff Frank. It's those touches that make it unique, look good and are pretty darn helpful to have. Gotta see where you are putting things !
Y'know, I am more interested in the suspension and performance mods, but it seems like the little things (LED's, ABL and heads up display) get the most attention. Go figure.
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Old 08-04-2011, 11:17 AM   #203
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frank got the things today thank you soo much!!!!!!!!!! it helped alot i just have to do some tweaking!
Glad I could help! They're just simple rubber rings but they sure made the ABL mod easier for me.
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Old 08-08-2011, 10:36 AM   #204
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Hey, it looks like a car again! Got a few things to hash out still but hope to drive it this afternoon or tomorrow (I need to get it inspected to renew the tag). I think the most amazing thing about this interior build is that I didn't have any screws missing or leftover! I think that was about 40% skill and 60% luck!
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