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: LED Taillights and Corners


justajeep
04-01-2008, 08:31 PM
I posted a couple pics in another thread but figured Id put a few during the process, its not really a "how to" but its how I did it...

I started with a template and took it to a fab shop with a bender and they bent a couple 3/16 steel plates and got it close
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/justajeep/jk%20build/jkbuild028.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/justajeep/jk%20build/jkbuild006.jpg
I cut the corners to the flare and cut the holes into the corner and then marked the body and cut them out

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/justajeep/jk%20build/jkbuild011.jpg

Then the body has a small upand down contour to it but a small dead blow hammer fixed that...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/justajeep/jk%20build/jkbuild014.jpg

Mocked it up and put some bolts to make sure that it was a good fit
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/justajeep/jk%20build/jkbuild003.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/justajeep/jk%20build/jkbuild010.jpg

I painted, wired them up and siliconed and installed them.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/justajeep/jk%20build/jkbuild022.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/justajeep/jk%20build/jkbuild023.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v165/justajeep/jk%20build/jkbuild016.jpg
Im waiting for the silicone to set to trim and clean up, also I think I found a cure for the fast flasher- just waiting the UPS guy...Ill let you all know if it does. If anyone has a fix for it, I would be greatful... thanks

steve&2jc's
04-02-2008, 01:51 PM
Looks real nice. I'm not that handy so I'm still waiting (impatiently) for someone to make these.

Big A
04-02-2008, 02:37 PM
I like it!

That has a nice retro look to it, Yet modern!

The only thing that looks odd is the way the lights seat into the rubber O-ring. It looks like it isnt flush due to the lights being on a rounded surface.

I wish i had the patience to do such a thing, But i am like the last guy... I will wait for someone to bring these to market for us non creative types!:laughing:

md_rubi
04-02-2008, 03:16 PM
Those look really nice. I'm talking to a guy to make me a set.

justajeep
04-02-2008, 05:57 PM
I got my fast flasher fixed today
http://www.jpcycles.com/productdetail.aspx?PID=340-300&cs=Harley&GID=CF24D29F-CE41-41CB-8907-C1A56250BBC9&store=&page=&search=

Real easy hookup and cheap... I put it on the passenger side about 6" from the firewall, under the kick panel never see it and even though its sealed I thought the added protection would be betterthen inside the rear fender.

justajeep
04-02-2008, 10:01 PM
The only thing that looks odd is the way the lights seat into the rubber O-ring. It looks like it isnt flush due to the lights being on a rounded surface.

They do stick out a little, but they wont come out, I had to pry them out with a screwdriver for them to come loose.

I think if I did them again I would use the rectangle LEDs, run two up and down, that would hug the corner better, but thats all hindsight.
Thats what I get for doing it myself, but its all good, not another one like it (for now)...

2K1TJ
04-06-2008, 10:06 AM
Looks good!

I want to do something similar, but I have other stuff I need to do first.