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Old 08-30-2010, 11:03 PM
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Default Some pics of my modded radio bezel

Just got finished with this one (for now)
I know some RF'ers have seen this before, but I thought I'd post some pics for everyone here to enjoy too.

I believe I'm the first to have 3 OEM fog switches













Took those pics before I installed my new head unit.

Also includes some of my LED mods to fog switches, hvac, 4x4 switch...

My custom ABS panel covering the little cubby hole above the radio which also holds my voltmeter & (now) unused switches... going to be updating this with a new panel without the switches.

The bezel started out as a regular Explorer 4x4 bezel.
I filled in the rear wiper knob & cut the 3rd fog switch opening on top.
The OEM fog/defrost/rear wiper bracket had to be modded to hold the top fog switch.
The fog switches control: oem fog lights, aux fog lights behind grill & aux backup lights.

After sanding the bezel down to 800 grit, I shot 4 or 5 coats of Krylon Fusion Satin Black & 4 or 5 coats of Krylon Satin Clear.... but it still has a shiny look to it.

One of these days (more like when I get caught up & have some free time) I plan on making another bezel like this one that will be a simple plug-n-play swap for anyone who wants one.
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:19 PM
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Default Re: Some pics of my modded radio bezel

badass man make me one lol
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:21 PM
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Default Re: Some pics of my modded radio bezel

Dude that is sick.
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:42 AM
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Nice not a fan of the three different colors though
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Old 08-31-2010, 01:43 AM
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Nice not a fan of the three different colors though
maybe they mean diff kinda lights? or diff kinda light colors lol
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:19 AM
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Default Re: Some pics of my modded radio bezel

Yeah,

I modded the fog switches with LED's...

Wanted to be different with 3 colors, plus it helps me remember which switch goes to which set of lights.

Green = OEM fogs
Blue = aux fogs behind grille
Red = aux reverse lights

(shameless plug)
I do mods to OEM fog switches, 4x4 switches (I hate doing the 4x4 switches, but I do 'em anyway) & headlight switches with LED's too. I use the OEM bulb holders & they install really easy... no extra wiring on your part needed, plug-n-play swap.

Several guys over @ R/F have my modded LED bulb holders (looks like several of them post here too) & they seem pretty happy with 'em.

I also have some of the textured ABS panels (like the one above my radio, just don't have any holes drilled) cut if anybody would like one. Or I can cut a panel pretty much any size up to 12" x 24". They simply install with double sided foam tape to your radio surround/cubby hole.

If anybody is interested in some modded bulb holders or ABS panels, shoot me a PM.
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Default Re: Some pics of my modded radio bezel

looks good.
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