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spoiler LED 3rd brake light install by fierosound
Started on: 03-13-2007 04:52 PM
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Report this Post03-13-2007 04:52 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

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 http://www.spoilerlights.co...-Hole-Spoiler/Detail

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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Report this Post03-13-2007 07:07 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroseverywhereClick Here to Email FieroseverywhereSend a Private Message to FieroseverywhereEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I like it!

Blind them "new" car drivers like they always do to us.

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Report this Post03-13-2007 10:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for twocodaClick Here to Email twocodaSend a Private Message to twocodaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

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

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Report this Post10-23-2008 11:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Update. Finished edges, repainted and on the car. LEDs are not on, just reflecting the flash.

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Report this Post10-23-2008 12:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BabyVetClick Here to Email BabyVetSend a Private Message to BabyVetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

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?

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Report this Post10-23-2008 12:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

 
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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?

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Report this Post10-23-2008 12:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for kennnClick Here to Email kennnSend a Private Message to kennnEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Truly bitchin'. I would like to try it on my Formula.

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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

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Report this Post10-23-2008 01:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroReinkeClick Here to Email FieroReinkeSend a Private Message to FieroReinkeEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

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

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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?

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



Sorry, don't have more pics, but I went back and tried to clarify it above.

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Report this Post10-23-2008 03:40 PM Click Here to See the Profile for BabyVetClick Here to Email BabyVetSend a Private Message to BabyVetEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

appreshate it looks good what would you charge for one complete? would you do another one?

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Report this Post10-23-2008 03:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for whodeanieClick Here to visit whodeanie's HomePageClick Here to Email whodeanieSend a Private Message to whodeanieEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

nice job and I like the woodshop also!

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Report this Post10-23-2008 04:31 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post


Thanks, but it's not my woodshop and I don't have the facilities or tools to do another wing. Sorry guys, but you're on your own to do this modification.

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Thanks, but it's not my woodshop and I don't have the facilities or tools to do another wing. Sorry guys, but you're on your own to do this modification.


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Would also be cool if the bar could be in three parts so you could do the turn signals on the ends of the bar...
Or sequence the turn from the middle out... just dreaming...

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looks clean and modern

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The quality of your work and the attention to detail is awsome

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Report this Post11-29-2008 08:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Here's the SD4 Indy this went on http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/096075.html
I have since changed the decal back to just Indy Fiero. The SD4 looked too big and made the decal too long.

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Report this Post11-29-2008 10:17 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MisterSend a Private Message to MisterEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

AWESOME my kind of project

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Report this Post02-13-2010 03:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierosoundClick Here to visit fierosound's HomePageClick Here to Email fierosoundSend a Private Message to fierosoundEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanks guys

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A pic of the lights on in the dark would be great!

Edit, I was considering doing something like this with the Cadillac light strip. I don't remember who did it but it came out nice also.

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... I was considering doing something like this with the Cadillac light strip. I don't remember who did it but it came out nice also.



I saw that. The caddy light was almost the full width of the wing, thicker and had a curve that made it more work to fit.

The guy did a pretty good job, but it looked "too oversized" for my taste.

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I like how the strip ends just above the inside edge of the tail lights. I think this is exactly how GM would have (should have) done it. Great job!

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Nobody else try this yet?? Guess it's because the LED ain't cheap??

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Nobody else try this yet?? Guess it's because the LED ain't cheap??


I'd do it if I had an extra spoiler to work with and the tools... But, I don't :/

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Mine is a little longer and I have TLG stands now on my Widow ... looks pretty sharp and OEM LED strip cost $19 new on EBAY


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Mine is a little longer and I have TLG stands now on my Widow ... looks pretty sharp and OEM LED strip cost $19 new on EBAY



Good to see another has done this. The LED strip just looks so modern and fits the wing so well.

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Danyel,

For which car is the OEM LED strip you've installed?

Thanks!

 
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Mine is a little longer and I have TLG stands now on my Widow ... looks pretty sharp and OEM LED strip cost $19 new on EBAY



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Would also be cool if the bar could be in three parts so you could do the turn signals on the ends of the bar...
Or sequence the turn from the middle out... just dreaming...


Try http://www.oznium.com/car-lighting

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I know this is a bit off topic but im looking for a gt spoiler for my 86 se and it has been impossible finding a new one. Can anybody help me out? Thanks!

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I know this is a bit off topic but im looking for a gt spoiler for my 86 se and it has been impossible finding a new one. Can anybody help me out? Thanks!


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Amazing. My favorite part is that it looks stock and like it should have always been there. Very nice.

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Amazing. My favorite part is that it looks stock and like it should have always been there. Very nice.


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Thought this was a great upgrade. Just wanted to show mine.





Did the install a little different, but turned out great.

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Did I miss how the wiring was done?

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Did I miss how the wiring was done?


If you have a third brake light, it's a simple matter to tap and run wires.
I also installed a Brake Pulser for the wing's LED light.
http://www.webelectricprodu...m/blp/blpdetails.htm

I ran the wires through the wingstand and fished it through the rib of the decklid - same as the trunk popper wiring.

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Very Cool Installs, and the "flasher" relays are a great idea !

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