Been a while but I am back. Haven't been able to do much lately but I did get to do some stuff to my truck recently. I decided to upgrade my taillights.
The original design I had was ok but it was somewhat dated. I also wanted space to do some advertising/sponsorship stuff. So I got to work.
This is what I have had on the truck since 94:
it was ok but the incandecent light in the gate were getting a little dim and it was hard to see during the day. So I went with LED's. I started by stripping out all the old stuff.
Then pulled out a tailgate panel I picked up years ago as a back up. I laid out my lights and then cut the panel to accept my new light setup.
Next up I placed my back up lights and installed them. I picked up a set of LED Driving lights. While they may not be the best for driving lights, they work great as back up lights.
I then got my tails wired in and did a final check on them before I did a final fit on the tailgate panel.
Next comes the panel.
Then final test fit of the lights.
After I was happy with the lay out and fitment. I tore it back down and sanded the panel. Next was prime and paint. Here is the panel with the tails installed just before I put it back on the truck.
Once I got the rear clips back on I put the panel in for the last time.
Here's a couple of night shots. it's a big improvement over the old set up. I do miss my old panel but i have still if I ever change my mind.
So what do you think?