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Lookin gewd!
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All I can say is Wow !

I do not know if “Ultimate” is an adequate term in this project.

Nice work.
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A few updates: LEDs are all on the boards, I have some painting to do still, and a few misc things.









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Lenses have been masked, and painted to match...



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Can't wait to see them finished!!! Great looking job!!!
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I wired in my jumpers today and fired them up....

Red light is just the running lights. They are so bright that the camera totally blurs, I'll only be able to get a good photo of them in daylight.



Reverse lights look like a PNP HID kit, but not quite as bright. Definately as bright as Halogen factory headlights though.



It was pitch black except the reverse lights in this photo... remember this is only 1 board (I have 2, because 2 tails)
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Very Nice
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Sweet. Can't wait to see some pics of these on the truck at night
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Wow, a lot of light !
Is there such a thing in your state as too much light or does that matter ?
My directionals are a little too bright but since they are only on for a short time it really doesn’t matter.
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Careful... paint's not dry yet!







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Looking good.
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Look how well the oven cleaner works for removing the chrome on the inside of the headlight. This step, before scrubbing them with AJAX will allow for excellent paint adhesion.

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Cleaned up is an understatement !
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Here is the power supply design I intend to use for my tails. I just spent 335$ on parts to build power supplies for these, with surface mount components and all the right connectors =)
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Parts came yesterday, and I could not help but build my first power supply.

Printed design reversed onto PCB etching paper.


After ironing the design from the paper to the copper clad:


After cutting the board some to reduce the need for excess etchant:


3 parts hydrogen peroxide:


1 part muriatic acid:


start of etching:


middle of etching:


etching finished:


notice how there is no copper in certain spots where it etched away, you can see the light right through - semi transparent:


remove toner with laquer thinner:


look how nice the board fits into the aluminum enclosure!


after about an hour of soldering, I think I have a finished board~!





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WOW!! Very nice... Did you get the HVAC?
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yes - I posted another thread about modifying the hvac
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I have both power supplies with Vregs mounted, and wired to the female sockets for plug and play installation. Heat-sinks have been installed on the other sides.



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PCB's are now installed into the tail lights, and glued in. Waiting for the glue to dry up.




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pics later??
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the pics are right there.. 4 of them
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How much would something like this cost?
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How much would something like this cost?
I can't honestly remember how much I've spent. Project has been time intensive, not costly.
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Here is the power supply design I intend to use for my tails. I just spent 335$ on parts to build power supplies for these, with surface mount components and all the right connectors =)
Well, he spend at least $335... I'm guessing easily 600?
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Well, he spend at least $335... I'm guessing easily 600?
Thats not accurate... when I bought those components I bought enough to make 10 pairs of lights. I have 2 trucks and a car to work on right?
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