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Old 06-28-2011, 09:57 PM
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Default Lord Of The LED Oval Rings buggman special mod (ky)

I'm still in prototype stages now, but I have several templates made already.

Pricing to be determined as well.

What is this mod that involves Led's & Ovals you ask?

Well, I've seen a bunch of people on the Ranger sites wanting the FORD script in their Ford ovals to light up... still working on that particular mod, but it got me thinking.... What could I do that would be even cooler than lighting up the Ford script inside the ovals?

I've designed a "ring" that will attach between your 4 1/2" to 7" (still need a couple 9” ovals to work on) wide Ford oval that will light up and make your oval appear to "float" in a ring of color.
Each ring is made so that it matches the size & shape of your oval so that it doesn’t show behind the oval.

A minimal amount of wiring is required... 2 wires actually.

Slight modification to your grille/tailgate and ovals are required as well:
1. The center alignment pins on your ovals may need to be cut off. They serve no real purpose anyhow, so who needs them?

2. The hole in the grille/tailgate where the center alignment pin needs to be enlarged for the wiring connector of the ring to pass through. About a 1/4" hole should be good. The tailgate hole will need a grommet installed to ensure the wires don't get damaged. I'll try to include a grommet with each ring.

3. Wiring consists of a ground wire & a power wire.
The ground can attach to any bolt or screw that contacts the body or frame.
The power can attach to your parking/running lights, headlights, brake lights, reverse lights or even to a simple on/off switch inside the cab.

Installing these rings are pretty simple as well.
Each ring will come with double sided foam tape on both sides, one side labeled TRUCK one side labeled OVAL, peel off the oval side & you guessed it, stick it to your oval. Make sure to align the ring perfectly with your oval as there is very little room for mistakes here. You can also snip off your oval's middle alignment pin now.

When you have your grille's center alignment hole drilled out, slide the wire connector through the hole & peel off the truck side of the foam tape & carefully press the oval & ring onto your grille.
Ta-Da, install is done.... except for the wiring.

The led oval rings only make your oval stick out about 1/4" farther than normal, so it's hardly noticeable.

I will be able to make these in several sizes: 4 1/2”, 4 3/4", 5 3/4", 7” and soon 9” wide & in several colors: Red, White, Blue, Green & Yellow/Amber.
And if there's enough interest... I'll even buy a bunch of PINK led's!

Each one will be a custom order due to the various sizes & colors involved.

Clinton is being my guinea pig once again as he will be testing my initial prototype for me.

Please check your local laws regarding colored lights on your grille/tailgate! I don’t want anyone getting into trouble for having Red lights on their grille if they’re not supposed to.

Now, on to some pics!
Here's my personal #2 prototype, 4 3/4" wide in white:







I know, crappy night time pics, but you get the general idea.

Here's a couple pics of Hooligan's prototype #1 5 3/4" in red:
(pics borrowed from Hooligan's photobucket)









These are still prototypes & I'm testing & seeing how to improve them as I go.
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:04 PM
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Sweet I should have waited haha, I still need to put my other ovals on maybe in a few weeks! I don't have my truck back til then!
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:43 PM
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You can still put 'em on... just need to peel off the foam tape from your modded ovals


...runs off to see if he has enough green led's that he knows he'll be needing shortly...
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:48 PM
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I wish I have been put on a spending hold! Wife says its all about the baby that will be here anytime now!
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:16 PM
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Let me know when you figure out the price. Would love to see one in blue.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:34 PM
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7" is the size that's on the 05 era trucks, yeah? how do those mount, because on mine at least the emblem clips to the grill. any pics of the ring uninstalled?
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:39 PM
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looks good terry and clinton
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:36 AM
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7" is the size that's on the 05 era trucks, yeah? how do those mount, because on mine at least the emblem clips to the grill. any pics of the ring uninstalled?
It's either 7" or 9" but I honestly don't know... a tape measure & someone with a newer truck will take care of that though

They mount to the oval & grille/tailgate with 3m/scotch outdoor foam tape. It's rated to hold 5 pounds & I've been using it on my custom ovals for quite some time & it holds up really well.

For the clip-on ovals, you may need to snip off the mounts from the oval if it hits the inside portion of the ring... not a big deal though, most of the ovals are plastic with a chrome coating on them.

If anyone has one of the new style 7" & 9" ovals they'd like to part with, drop me a message... I have a few of the old style 7" ovals that I made my templates from, but I don't have any of the new 7" or 9" ovals to make templates from.
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Old 06-29-2011, 02:35 PM
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i want white or purple lol
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:15 PM
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i want to see pics w the daytime running lights off
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Old 06-29-2011, 09:06 PM
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UPDATE:

New, daytime pics!













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i want pics w the lights off...i dont have daytime running lights
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i really want a white one. are u able to add more or less leds?
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:36 AM
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I don't have daytime running lights either... I just connected mine to my parking lights so that whenever I turn my headlight switch to the first position, the ring comes on with the parking lights.

I'll try to get some "OFF" pics uploaded tonight... not really much to see though.

The small ovals (4 1/2" & 4 3/4") will only have about 16 led's due to the limited space I have to work with. The red 4 1/2" 16 led ring I finished last night looks like it will be a bit brighter than Clinton's 5 3/4" 12 led grill oval ring prototype.

The next round of 5 3/4", 7" & 9" ovals will have as many led's in them as I can possibly squeeze in there.

I'm trying to figure out how to lay out 2 circuits so that those guys with the BIG ovals in the center of their tailgates can connect the ring to their turn signals to have half the ring blink with the left signal & half blink with the right signal. This is still in the design phase, so please be patient with me on this one.
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Old 06-30-2011, 11:41 AM
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The red 4 1/2" 16 led ring I finished last night looks like it will be a bit brighter than Clinton's 5 3/4" 12 led grill oval ring prototype.
We wants the ones with more LED's precious!!!
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