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Old 10-07-2005, 11:20 PM
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Default 366 LED Taillight Filler Panel - PICS!

Had this idea and the parts for a while now. It took Rita to start working on it. I was able to fit 366, 8000mcd red LEDs behind it. I grinded the head of each one so it'd dispurse the light better. It's wired for both the running light and the brake light but only the running light is hooked up now. The 3rd brake light wire goes to ground when it's off so it wants to short. I need to figure out a way to use it other than hooking up a SPDT relay to it. I used liquid electrical tape to seal up the soldering and I also used a piece of a mud flap to keep the circuit board off the body of the car so it wouldn't short.

I cut off the stock face and bent a piece of .080 thick plexiglass with a heat gun to contour it. Then glued it to the frame. Came back with some JB Weld on the sides to fill in any open places and make it a little stronger. Then used some black caulk to seal it off so no light would come though. I made my new emblem with AutoCAD and cut it on the vinyl cutter. Notice the bird is not stock, but looks like the front bird. I think it looks better and still appears stock. Painted it with 6 coats of black and 6 coats of clear. I used some Cardinal Red translucent vinyl and put 2 coats on the backside of it.

I also took off my key hole and drilled it out a hair bigger to pu a 1" reverse camera for my screen.

Took the lights off


Stock Key Lock


Before Drilling


After Drilling


After grinding 370 LED heads flat



370 LEDs plus my tackle box of my other LEDs


Before Soldering


After Soldering



With Plexiglass Attached


Test Fitting It


Future Look


After Paint


Mud Flap


All Installed



Lit Up!

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Old 10-07-2005, 11:21 PM
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thats is awesome man! good work.
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Looks cool. If you ever have it back apart again, you might consider painting the sides of the taillights black. The light gray plastic shows up in the seams on each side of the filler panel.
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Nice work.
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Old 10-07-2005, 11:38 PM
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so whats the mudflap for?

oh and where is the write up on the liscense plate lighting? looks good
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oh and send me the autocad file and the cut file if ya could
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very creative... beautiful work
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Awesome, I just wish you were closer so you could do that to my Camaro.
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Im sorry but ur **** u do is just to ****** cool
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Very creatve/awsome !!! Now I want one
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Originally Posted by y2k_ta
Looks cool. If you ever have it back apart again, you might consider painting the sides of the taillights black. The light gray plastic shows up in the seams on each side of the filler panel.
That light gray is actually from the taillights and due to the flash. Mine is painted black all the way around.
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mud flap went between the back of the circuit board to the car. I tie wrapped the board to the car. What file do you want, the CAD file or the cutter file (2-color BMP)?
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I would buy that, you should sell these, or do a complete write up, I'd love to have that done on my car.
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Nice work as usual.

Side note....
Either that camera lens was fillthy or your garage is really haunted:
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That is a typical "ghost pic" where the "orbs" are souls.
I dont know if I believe that stuff, but do a search online and you'll find out what I am talking about.
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Originally Posted by 99FormulaWs6
I would buy that, you should sell these, or do a complete write up, I'd love to have that done on my car.

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Amazing work. I'd love to have that on my car.
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That is incredible, seriously you should sell those, you would make a killing... I would buy one...
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that is so kick *** dude
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That looks awesome....just awesome. Now my wife wants one, thanks a lot!!

and the total number of hours spent was.....?
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Originally Posted by ZEEMAN
Im sorry but ur **** u do is just to ****** cool

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now, wern't we waiting on the Japanese Xenons to come in for the interior???....
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