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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 9:58 pm 
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I'm looking at making my own "clear lenses" to go with my EF's major appearance overhaul :) This is a prototype I made up tonight using a piece of clear prismatic flourescent light lens cut to shape with silver/chrome tape stuck to the back and 4 orange 10mm LEDs (clear lens not orange lens) shining through as the illumination. They'll sit quite flush, and will be no higher than the plastic strip that runs along the door (the LEDs will protrude backwards through the hole in the quarter panel)

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(using white LEDs in the middle to test, no LEDs are fitted in the top pic, so the external appearance they should look more uniform with them in place)

I was going to have the orange lenses sprayed body colour and then just drill holes for the LEDs to poke through, but I'll try this first.

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2005 11:54 pm 
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Look forward to results Hyena.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:07 am 
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Hey that looks like the fluro cover I broke at work last week...

I think they need to blink orange for legal and safety reasons. I dont know if yours do or plan to, since I dont fully understand LEDs.
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Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:42 pm 
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why don't you just spray over the lenses and remove the light bulb? ea's never had the side blinkers so i dunno if it would be illegal.
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Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 8:43 pm 
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EAs never had side indicators?

Well f**k me dead I thought every car did.
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Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 9:01 pm 
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Till_Lind wrote:
Thought of a few questions during dinner for this mod.

Is the standard EF flasher water tight? Is this NF/NL one water tight? (on the current mould) Do they need to be water tight, or is it okay for water to leak in? (just flow on through?)


I don't have any problems with the sidemarkers taking on water in my car. I have the full genuine lense + moulding setup on my car though so there's a much better fit. It's the front ones I have trouble keeping the water out of. My left-hand front indicator hasn't worked in ages due to water getting in there and generally being a pest.

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Hey I was checking out my standard fairmont indicators today and the bulb is white, what did you do to fix that problem twirqurky?


The NF/NL lenses, at least the genuine ones I have, have an amber bit inside which colours the light. I didn't have to change my globes or holders when I put them on my car.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 10:10 pm 
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I stuck on the ones I made up today but I don't think they look much chop...

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Who wants to buy them - money goes directly into the Hyena mod fund :lol:

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:28 pm 
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how about these

 

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:29 pm 
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more pics, have got EB Clearies too.

 

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:39 pm 
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i just put AUIII repeaters on myt Ed worked a treat

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:44 pm 
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We all want those on here and waiting for a large supply to show up so we can finally buy them....
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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:28 pm 
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80crm wrote:
We all want those on here and waiting for a large supply to show up so we can finally buy them....


I'm hearing ya - I ordered so many sets months ago but the supplier keeps going at their slowpoke pace, placing another call tomorrow and putting a rocket up 'em, apologies once again to those patient people that have emailed me in the last few weeks.

 

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Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 9:36 pm 
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good stuff mate - being a happy customer, i'm much appreciative of your help in sourcing these! :P

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:45 am 
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Do they sit flush though?
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Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:47 am 
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twirqurky wrote:
Do they sit flush though?


listen dylan! :roll:

those are the aftermarket copies which sit perfectly on your existing mouldings

they are the ONLY ones that do!

 

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