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Added some lighting to the shell, some PICS

Was wanting some better lighting for the shell so I got some led strips, think I will get some cold cathodes next time. These were nice since I could just run a 9 volt on them and not deal with anymore wiring then crimping on a 9 volt battery case.

Oh I will be cleaning up the wiring tomorrow and maybe the bed rug too

My camera sucks at getting this kind of lighting to look decent:

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sweet i wanted some light when i had the cap on how much light do they put out?
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Great idea. Looks good like that. Will be nice and neat once you clean up the wiring some.
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sweet i wanted some light when i had the cap on how much light do they put out?
Light output is alright, would prefer it to be a little brighter. I will have more feedback when I use it in a really dark area on Thursday. But it is more than the bulb that came with the shell could put out.
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Looks good Justin.
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Good mod.
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Where'd you get the LED's? This is a mod I want to do on my Leer cap
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great idea. do you have a switch to turn them on and off?
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Where'd you get the LED's? This is a mod I want to do on my Leer cap
Got them on ebay, I will get ya a link. They are about 4' long and flexible.
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great idea. do you have a switch to turn them on and off?
Yea, they each have a 9-volt battery case with switches on the case.
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Where'd you get the LED's? This is a mod I want to do on my Leer cap
http://cgi.ebay.com/48-120CM-60X-Whi...713.m153.l1262

Took about 10 days to ship since it was Hong Kong.

He has some other stuff in his ebay store that I just found that might be a little better...
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Lighting looks good but AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH that bed rug isnt clean anymore LOL
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Lighting looks good but AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH that bed rug isnt clean anymore LOL
Just wanted to break it in some...after years of being kept clean by you it was time for a change...haha
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Looks good. I put silicone around all the crack in the bed so that mud wouldn't get in my bed like that anymore. Does a pretty good job.
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Should use some LED underglow tubes lol.
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Looks good. I put silicone around all the crack in the bed so that mud wouldn't get in my bed like that anymore. Does a pretty good job.
What happens when you take the shell off?
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I haven't had it off since I put it on. I didn't seal the cracks between the bed and shell, just all the cracks and holes in the bed itself.
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Ah got it...yea this all came in from lack of contact between bed and shell....at least I think thats it...
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if you want even more light later just a some cold cathodes...

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Sweeett.... Mood lighting... haha
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Those should help. What else do you have wired up back there? I wish I could rock a shell and it look right.

Maybe try weatherstripping in between them.
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Ah got it...yea this all came in from lack of contact between bed and shell....at least I think thats it...
Didn't you put the weather stripping/ cushion stuff between it? Mine came from the cracks under the bedrail.
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if you want even more light later just a some cold cathodes...

That will probably be what I end up going with actually.

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Sweeett.... Mood lighting... haha

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Those should help. What else do you have wired up back there? I wish I could rock a shell and it look right.

Maybe try weatherstripping in between them.
Nothing else back there yet. Still have to wire in my third brake light and will be putting in another 12V source back there. Was actually thinking I should head to vatozone and get some of that weatherstripping.

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Didn't you put the weather stripping/ cushion stuff between it? Mine came from the cracks under the bedrail.
Got it used, and just picked it off his truck and set it onto mine, didn't check underneath to see if it was still there. Just more stuff to fix in the coming months...yay...
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Light output is alright, would prefer it to be a little brighter. I will have more feedback when I use it in a really dark area on Thursday. But it is more than the bulb that came with the shell could put out.
rig it up so tht u can hav 2 9v sources...ull get ur brightness
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rig it up so tht u can hav 2 9v sources...ull get ur brightness
I meant to ask that, if running a 9 volt versus running it to the battery would effect the brightness.
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Got it used, and just picked it off his truck and set it onto mine, didn't check underneath to see if it was still there. Just more stuff to fix in the coming months...yay...
It's not bad to put on. It's like $20. All you have to do is take the cap off, put the stuff on the shell or the bed rails and set it back on and you're good to go.
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