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Old 03-03-2011, 12:31 AM
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yeah lets see how this one turns out, but yeah I want to start doing these up for you guys.
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Old 03-03-2011, 12:32 AM
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Cool, figure out a price cause I have a spare black cluster I want to mod and sell!
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Old 03-03-2011, 05:34 AM
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yeah I have to see about shipping these things out. I was thinking that I would sell them with exchange so I have one to mod and keep rolling.
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Old 03-09-2011, 10:18 PM
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alright guys, here is my secret to making these guys up. First thing is to remove the backing on the gauge (obvious) Then, I tape the overlays to the plastic. Trace out with a black marker. It helps to shine a flash light thru the gauge to see where to mark.

Next is to drill out the holes.

And after that is done starts the real fun! inserting LEDS into the holes. This method makes the numbers perfectly even, NO HOT SPOTS! It also allows the use of multi color LED's! I use 3mm LED's since they fit just a frog fuzz above the plastic and dont stick thru the other side.


However, this method is very time consuming, I have just over 30hrs into this cluster. But the results are worth it!
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:24 AM
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damn bro i cant wait till its done thanks again
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:05 PM
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cant wait to see it all and how you wired it up and are you gonna do white leds around the needles so the light up as well?
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:13 PM
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Got red LED's for the needles, I think the red needles on the blue gauge will contrast nicely as the indicators are red
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:35 PM
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You stole my idea.... get outta my brain!!!!
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I started drilling holes like that in one of my old clear cluster pods, but I got sidetracked & never got back to working on it.

Definitely time consuming & a real PITA if you get a hole off by more than a frog hair too.

Is your led hole tight enough to hold the led's in place or are you gonna glue/epoxy them from the back side?

Lookin' good, keep postin' pix for us to drool over
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Old 03-15-2011, 01:40 PM
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I use a 2.8 mm drill bit, the leds fit very snuggly lol

hey, BTW, GREAT MINDS THINK ALIKE!!!!
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:24 PM
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Got red LED's for the needles, I think the red needles on the blue gauge will contrast nicely as the indicators are red
are you using an fx4 cluster with the orange needles?
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:32 PM
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:59 PM
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are you using an fx4 cluster with the orange needles?

No, just the stock white needles.


here are some pics of the tach side finished with the red needle. Sorry for the bad quality, the damn camera just dont like focusing on these LED's !

Something funny going on with the "P" and the needle, dont look like that in person


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Old 03-15-2011, 11:42 PM
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oh man i wanna do this soo bad
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:59 PM
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damn that looks nice... i want my guages changed in color, but to like an amber. blue would destroy my eyes x.x
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Old 03-24-2011, 03:52 PM
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Here are some more pics. Man this is taking awhile, of course, I have been slacking a little Just over 46 hours at this point. Very close to being done!


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