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Old 05-15-2010, 05:31 PM
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I'm sure you can offer a better cluster for less cost and with less time.
I would do it for free aside material cost. It would take longer but I wouldn't go around *edited* people out of 500 dollars that can be used on better things than paying for some simple shit to be done to a cluster

Although, the needle thing is new to me lol

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Old 05-15-2010, 06:48 PM
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I would do it for free aside material cost. It would take longer but I wouldn't go around people out of 500 dollars that can be used on better things than paying for some simple shit to be done to a cluster

Although, the needle thing is new to me lol
I make more than 100$ per hour to tune cars professionally... am I screwing them out of their money? Or does this fully capture my time, education, experience? Don't forget I did spend more than 3 weeks on this project, and material costs (with spare cluster) were > $100.

"Better things" is relative. What's better to you, might not be better to someone else. Can we see pics of some of the clusters you've done for free? I have pictures of 3 of my own that I can share..
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:39 PM
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Install pics....






I still need to retrim a few things... am going to do that tomorrow.
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Old 05-15-2010, 07:56 PM
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looks like the worlds biggest christmas tree lite up on christmas eve on top of the sun. I really like it but dang its bright.
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Old 05-15-2010, 08:05 PM
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looks like the worlds biggest christmas tree lite up on christmas eve on top of the sun. I really like it but dang its bright.
your not realizing that your looking through a camera that overexposes itself to LED light. It looks like alot of color, but not overly bright in person.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:15 PM
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looks perfect to me..i like em bright keeps me awake at night
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:22 PM
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Default Re: 2003 Ranger Cluster - LED Lighting Project

Same here that is working I'm slowly working on mine one thing at a time doing a days worth of a job on each so I can always put it back in to use it if I need to go anywhere (only cluster). So yeah, need more LEDs. Jp7, you sell?
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:33 PM
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oh yea thats how itll be for me as well..ha jp7 is gonna be the led dealer here..were not addicted to drugs just leds aha!!but go to superbrightleds.com they got all the stuff youll need pretty sure..but jordan hows yours looin with the strips too?
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:38 PM
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oh yea thats how itll be for me as well..ha jp7 is gonna be the led dealer here..were not addicted to drugs just leds aha!!but go to superbrightleds.com they got all the stuff youll need pretty sure..but jordan hows yours looin with the strips too?
I only have 2 feet of White LED strips in it. Didn't do any cutting and soldering I just found a place to lay it but it came out looking nice. I want to do the needles BADLY though. Once I get my camera ready I will take some pics and post it. But need to get some sleep, today is my birthday and going to celebrate tomorrow/today I'll keep this thread posted
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:56 PM
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Same here that is working I'm slowly working on mine one thing at a time doing a days worth of a job on each so I can always put it back in to use it if I need to go anywhere (only cluster). So yeah, need more LEDs. Jp7, you sell?
buy a spare and modify that - you can do this on trucks 2003 and older.

I bought my strips from superbrightleds.com. I bought 5 of the 19 inch nonwaterproof strips for this - hvac included.
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Old 05-15-2010, 11:59 PM
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I only have 2 feet of White LED strips in it. Didn't do any cutting and soldering I just found a place to lay it but it came out looking nice. I want to do the needles BADLY though. Once I get my camera ready I will take some pics and post it. But need to get some sleep, today is my birthday and going to celebrate tomorrow/today I'll keep this thread posted
needles are very tricky. Drilling the clear faces is nerve-wrecking. I can make the rings, drill the faces for you if you want. It was by far the hardest part. I spent a half hour each drilling each hole (6 total) - if you do it too fast or not with a drill press you will crack the plastic. They need to be perfectly centered also. See my earlier photos.
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Old 05-26-2010, 08:05 PM
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Finished converting the stock radio to the same color Amber LEDs today!

check it out....!










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Old 05-26-2010, 08:34 PM
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the radio looks super bright!
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Old 05-27-2010, 03:57 PM
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WOW great work man!!

Is it possible to do the needles a different color?

I want to do this blue with amber needles!
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Old 05-27-2010, 05:18 PM
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WOW great work man!!

Is it possible to do the needles a different color?

I want to do this blue with amber needles!
The needles that have an amber color to the solid part will not work good at letting blue LED monochromatic light pass through. I suggest you use clear needles with no color and paint the underside of them if you want a different color. blue and amber (well orange really) are opposites so they cancel eachother out. I ran into this problem when LEDing my 2004 Ranger cluster which came with the orange needles from the factory. I had to replace them with clear ones.
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