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Lighted door sills plates by CPR85Fiero
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Found this on one of my customers cars today, its a lighted door sill plate and looked really cool! Has anyone seen them with a Pontiac or fiero emblem?

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Here looks like where they got them:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=door+sill+led
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I will take this challenge on, I bet "silver 85 sc" could make some door sills and then its just a matter of cutting under the logo and inserting an LED strip that taps into the Foot Well lights, this way when you open the car the lights come on and when you close it they turn off.
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I will take this challenge on, I bet "silver 85 sc" could make some door sills and then its just a matter of cutting under the logo and inserting an LED strip that taps into the Foot Well lights, this way when you open the car the lights come on and when you close it they turn off.


Presently being finished up ... my molds are drying as we speak ... silver 85 sc made me the tops with the fiero logo cut into SS strips ... I will be able to personalise these if silver 85 sc can laser cut them .... I will post pics and more info on these tonight when I get home.


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Originally posted by Danyel:


Presently being finished up ... my molds are drying as we speak ... silver 85 sc made me the tops with the fiero logo cut into SS strips ... I will be able to personalise these if silver 85 sc can laser cut them .... I will post pics and more info on these tonight when I get home.



Ah very well, how did you recess the LED into the sideskirt, is there room without having to cut into the metal below or does it stick out a bit over the sideskirt piece? Any interference with closing the door?
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Ah very well, how did you recess the LED into the sideskirt, is there room without having to cut into the metal below or does it stick out a bit over the sideskirt piece? Any interference with closing the door?


They are are made so they can replace the Fiero door sill plates that cover the side rocker's rivets ... no mods is required .. running the wiring into the Foot Well light harness is the hardest part of the install.... no interference either with the door's closing ... pics tonight

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They are are made so they can replace the Fiero door sill plates that cover the side rocker's rivets ... no mods is required .. running the wiring into the Foot Well light harness is the hardest part of the install.... no interference either with the door's closing ... pics tonight



That is awesome I look forward to it!
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thats great timing. I have some door sills now (from silver 85) and I am planning to do the lighting too. Will be interested to see how you will do this to give me some ideas. I plan on the install after I get my widebody put on.

Do you plan on leaving the cut outs open or attaching some sort of clear backing? Ideally having a clear cut out to match the cut out in the sill would be the way to go and then just have that back lit. At least that is what I was tossing around as an idea. will have to dig more into when I get to that stage. I have just the Pegasus cut out on my sills. I think i have a pic of them in my thread.

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Dan,

Wouldn't it be easier to do a complete beveled edges (for clear rear mount) on a rectangular piece of Plexiglas.
Apply inverted vinyl lettering on the rear in whatever cool font you want.
Then spray the rear with what ever color you want (black or car's color).
Let paint dry
Remove the vinyl letters and wa-la!
Now attach the rectangular Plexiglas finished piece to the back of the sill plate.

That is how I have been thinking about skinning it...because I am going to be doing this on barbie as apart of her upgrades, once blue dream is completed in the next few weeks.
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....... on a rectangular piece of Plexiglas.


Yep it would do the job but I'm not too not sure how long it would last and how good I would look...
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Originally posted by CPR85Fiero:
...its a lighted door sill plate and looked really cool! Has anyone seen them with a Pontiac or fiero emblem?


Yes...

 
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Aso working on the Sill Plate installation.....

With the rockers off the car we made a plastic ABS pattern & then carefully made the opening in the rocker panel. It's shown here back on the car to check positioning.





Then, off the car again, we hot glue paint sticks to the top of the ABS then we can go in from the backside & layup a couple of layers of fiberglass.....



While we have that fiberglass curing, we marked up to enlarged hood vents that Troy wanted & I emailed pics to his for his approval.



We also worked on a few other things. Then back to the rockers.....After we remove the ABS pattern, we have a nice pocket & floor to mount the Sill Plates to.......



After we put a hole in the floor for the wires, we can set the plate into the pocket.
ON

OFF

On again...




The rocker are going to be repainted, so we won't final mount the Sill Plates until after paint is done.

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Can you please tell us the total price including installation of these sills on The Perfect Union ?? I'd estimate between 3 to 5 hundred installed...man those are beautiful !!!!! Cant afford them though ...

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As promised pics .............. I have been doing some R&D for LED door sills... I made molds so these can be inserted in the OEM Fiero plate location .... but DAMM I hit a snag tonight when I unmolded my latex molds ...... the LATEX was krappy quality and after 1 week did not properly dry ..... when I tried unmolding my bucks the stupid latex was half a$$ dried .... gonna have to get better quality latex..... here are my pics ... thought I would be able to go into production this week-end ....







Heading out to the store to get better latex ...... more to come this week-end
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Yeah this is exactly what I was thinking of doing for mine. Use rubber mold to make the plastic insert/backing for my cut out. Then tint that and illuminate it

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Heading out to the store to get better latex ...... more to come this week-end


How come you are using latex rather than rtv silicone for the molds?
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I guess I'm in. Let me know what you need from me. I was thinking of making the door sill a channel so you could slide a thin piece of plexiglass in. Then use colored led's to iluminate. I'll watch and see how this goes, it looks interesting.

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How come you are using latex rather than rtv silicone for the molds?

I just forgot its real name but YES it is Silicone RTV.. regards
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Originally posted by silver 85 sc:

I guess I'm in. Let me know what you need from me. I was thinking of making the door sill a channel so you could slide a thin piece of plexiglass in. Then use colored led's to iluminate. I'll watch and see how this goes, it looks interesting.

Rich


Due to the rockers anchor point sliding a piece of plexi will not be viable .... the lettering extends too far..... also dirt and dust will accumulate in the cut out lettering....... the molded in technic will be the best and better so all the letters glow evenly .....
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You can use EL Sheets/Strips as they are extremely thin.
http://www.adafruit.com/products/414
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I started thinking on a smaller version of this for my car last year. I contacted "silver 85 sc, to see if he could make them for me. The insert's that he now sells, I have taken out the "Factory" Fiero GT sills and I am working on a mutli lighting system for the door sills and other places inside the car. I am working on the led strips and Plexiglas right now. I am just doing this for my car and yes it isn't as big as the lighted "Corolla" or the "LS7 Pontiac 7.0L" but it isn't costing me all that much either. When I get done with it I figure it costing me less than a $100.00. Anybody can do this fairly cheap and silver 85 sc is already making a good product to start with! If you want something bigger I sure he could "UP" size it or even "SUPER SIZE" it or something similar. That’s the thing about our cars and this forum; sharing ideas, enjoying life where it be Fieros or other things. Keep it going!
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Heading out to the store to get better latex ...


I have said that before.
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How would this work on a modified side skirt where it's solid all the way across? I replaced mine with an aftermarket one that was made by lildevil years ago.

I'll have to get some pics up of it.
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Due to the rockers anchor point sliding a piece of plexi will not be viable .... the lettering extends too far..... also dirt and dust will accumulate in the cut out lettering....... the molded in technic will be the best and better so all the letters glow evenly .....


Actually I was thinking a thinner top piece of around .02" thick with a 1/8" plexiglass. The top would have a 90" 1/8" bend on one side and a channel bend on the other. To complete the assembly use an adhesive like loctite Go. This stuff is amazing. I glued the front bumper of my '86 SE together with it and it is holding great. Has a huge temp range too.

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Great responses! I didn't anybody was working on these already. Love the job Archie did for the LS7! Question for Dan, you made molds what were you going to fill them with? Some sort of poured clear plastic or something else?
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Great responses! I didn't anybody was working on these already. Love the job Archie did for the LS7! Question for Dan, you made molds what were you going to fill them with? Some sort of poured clear plastic or something else?

Yep its called Alumilite Clear.... regards
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Yep its called Alumilite Clear.... regards


Wow! Let the customizing begin.

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any progress to report? updates
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I'm interested in some sills, but no backlighting. Just custom lettering.
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this company will make any logo you want with led backlighting PONTIAC with blue backlighting is 199.00 king penn

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Heading out to the store to get better latex ...... more to come this week-end


That was September last year.... where exactly is this store? LOL! So yea, BUMP would be nice to have a lighted sill option.

Honestly, I am sure I will like the one you did better than Archie. The one he did is stainless steel, with a large plastic inlay. The router you are going will just have the lettering / artwork cut out of the stainless steel.


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Any update on the door sills?
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Any update on the door sills?


I'm still finishing up my test sills ..... but had to put on the back burner .... I will soon give more updates
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