spoiler LED 3rd brake light install (Page 1/4)
fierosound MAR 13, 04:52 PM
I wanted to install an LED 3rd brake light in my spoiler for a clean modern look.
This is the 25" LED I settled on https://www.spoilerlights.c...-hole-spoiler-light/

We decided to cut a slot in the spoiler using a router and secured and blocked the wing to give us a fence for the router guide. The outside edge IS straight with the wing. It's just distortion in the picture. The slot cut will be straight.




We used a 1/2" diameter x 3" long router bit to cut the opening. My friend was afraid to make the cut in one pass, and did it in two passes (he thought, to be safe). Unfortunately, by doing that there was no support on the 2nd pass for the "flat side" (bottom of wing) and the cutter gouged the edge instead of leaving a clean cut (made quite a mess).

If you set the cutter deep enough, cutting in a SINGLE pass will give the nicest result and not gouge.


A strip of MFD approx. 2"wide x 26"long supports the LED. It's on the table between the wing and strip. It is tapered to match the angle of the wing, being 5/8" thick at the front edge and 1/2" think on the inner edge (near center on wing).

Once you get this far, it will be obvious why the MDF is required. It will be bonded inside to the top of the wing with the front edge flush with the slot we just cut.


The LED strip has 5 mounting holes.



I will drill 5 holes in the bottom of the wing matching the mounting holes in the LED strip. Five screws in the bottom on the wing pass through the mounting holes in the LED strip and into the MFD strip we glued inside the wing. Yeah, I flipped the pictures so we're not looking at the wing "upside down".


Once the edges are finished and the wing is painted, I think this should look very "factory".



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Fieroseverywhere MAR 13, 07:07 PM
I like it!

Blind them "new" car drivers like they always do to us.
twocoda MAR 13, 10:37 PM
actually i was contimplating the rear window light but im now leaning towards this app...looks good . btw nice shop isnt it nice to find more purposes for wood working tools ?? i wonder how a dado cut on the tablesaw might have faired out
fierosound OCT 23, 11:33 AM
Update. Finished edges, repainted and on the car. LEDs are not on, just reflecting the flash.

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BabyVet OCT 23, 12:31 PM
looks awesome always thought that would be a cool addon but my question is

how did you mount it the LED that is? how did you get it to stay in the wing w/o moving?
fierosound OCT 23, 12:34 PM

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Originally posted by BabyVet:

how did you mount it the LED that is? how did you get it to stay in the wing w/o moving?



Didn't read the information above did ya?

kennn OCT 23, 12:44 PM
Truly bitchin'. I would like to try it on my Formula.

Ken

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'88 Formula V6
'88 GT TPI V8

BabyVet OCT 23, 12:59 PM

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Originally posted by fierosound:


Didn't read the information above did ya?



did but couldn't quite get how exactly. is there more pics you can show?

sorry slow learner LOL

FieroReinke OCT 23, 01:43 PM
Where did you get the LED strip from? I really like the way this turned out.
fierosound OCT 23, 02:50 PM

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Originally posted by FieroReinke:

Where did you get the LED strip from? I really like the way this turned out.



See the 2nd line at the top of the page?