My LED taillight panels... which version should I use??

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by Tried2Live, Dec 5, 2003.


  1. BDASPNY

    BDASPNY Member

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    i wish i could of seen the org posters pics. i imagine our tailights would look so much better using the led's. i'd really like to see a set of them.
  2. iwashmycar

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    ya i shot him a email.....hopefully he will chime in
  3. Prime Lord

    Prime Lord Crappy Default Title Founding Member

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    yeah, I shot him an email and PM.....still nothing
  4. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    all the pics are dead. anyone got some they can share?
  5. Prime Lord

    Prime Lord Crappy Default Title Founding Member

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    Holy crap old thread.

    I'm still planning on working on this, but I just haven't had time. Stupid life...all keeping me from the fun stuff.
  6. Tried2Live

    Tried2Live Founding Member

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    I finally logged back in today after a few years and had 8 PMs from people about these. Apparently I don't have any kind of email notification turned on, so sorry about that. I updated the first post to include what I believe are the original pics.
  7. Prime Lord

    Prime Lord Crappy Default Title Founding Member

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    At long last! Thanks for fixing those pics dude. What was the final decision on the installed tail lights?

    I think both versions look respectively sweet! :nice:
  8. 1990Coupe

    1990Coupe Founding Member

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    I waited SOOO long for you to post again!!!
  9. BDASPNY

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    hellyeah i'm glad you finally fixed the pictures. that looks awesome.:D iwanted to do something like that but have no idea how. i wanted it just so the lights are brighter, hopefully meaning no idiots running into my rear. do you still have the car? any newer pics. i know many of us would be interested in getting a set made. after seeing how much better the led's are i want to try and upgrade all my nights.

    :nice:
  10. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    OMG!!! the pics work.
  11. Tried2Live

    Tried2Live Founding Member

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    I just went with the second type. I really didn't want to attract any more attention than I needed to.

    I still have the car, but it's up on jack stands right now while I'm waiting for new control arms to show up. Once I get those on, I need to take the car out to get some pics for my insurance policy, so I may be able to get a few more shots of the tails.

    I've been approached to make sets for other people, but to be honest, it was such a huge pain, I don't think there's much of a chance I'd do it again. Just to make up for the time and materials, I would have to charge $500 or so for a set. I'd be willing to sell my original prototype to someone if they want to try to make their own though. :D
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    soontobefastfox Member

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    Did you create a wiring diagram or a parts list for this?

    Thanks
  13. pedro

    pedro Founding Member

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    Why don't you try this but vertically, like trying to resemble the the classic Mustangs or the 96-04? I've always imagined something like this.

    This is of the regular tail lights.
    [​IMG]
  14. seijirou

    seijirou Founding Member

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    Woo hoo the pics work!

    Well if you're not going to make more, can you scribble up a wiring diagram and a parts list?
  15. SVT32VDOHC

    SVT32VDOHC waiting for the next hack atta Founding Member

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    Badass!! I love that, great work bro!
  16. 04gtboy

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    Cj pony parts sell a kit for 99 dollars . Part #TLLED10
  17. Prime Lord

    Prime Lord Crappy Default Title Founding Member

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    Interesting. but $100? thats steep.
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    04gtboy New Member

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    Yea i know but would be easier that building your own or trying to find all the right stuff .
  19. Tried2Live

    Tried2Live Founding Member

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    I can pretty much guarantee that kit is WAY cheaper than it would cost to put a decent set together yourself. Granted it doesn't use even close to the same number of LEDs as I did, but I'd guess I had about $150 just in parts, (super-bright LEDs were/are pretty expensive), plus the countless hours of labor.

    As far as a wiring diagram, I don't have one. I just came up with it all in my head, and calculated resistor values based on the LED ratings, and assumes a 14V source.
  20. Prime Lord

    Prime Lord Crappy Default Title Founding Member

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    Can you give us a parts list of what actually went into them?

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