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post #1 of 7 Old 04-01-2008, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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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


I cut the corners to the flare and cut the holes into the corner and then marked the body and cut them out



Then the body has a small upand down contour to it but a small dead blow hammer fixed that...


Mocked it up and put some bolts to make sure that it was a good fit



I painted, wired them up and siliconed and installed them.



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

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-02-2008, 01:51 PM
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Looks real nice. I'm not that handy so I'm still waiting (impatiently) for someone to make these.

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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!

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Those look really nice. I'm talking to a guy to make me a set.
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I got my fast flasher fixed today
http://www.jpcycles.com/productdetai...&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.
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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)...
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Looks good!

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