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DrDew

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  1. One flasher is by fuse box, the second one is on the back side of the metal tray inside the glove box where the glove box lamp would mount.
  2. I bought a set of these and they are great! I've gotten tons of compliments on them. They are very bright and can easily be seen over a block away. No excuse like, "Oh, I didn't see you". lol They should work with Obsidians lenses, but they look fantastic if you don't yet have that mod. Just letting you know what a new owner of these lights thinks.
  3. Do you have sets any ready to go yet? I plan on using the LED boards, so any holes for regular bulbs would be unnecessary. Thanks for your work and persistence.
  4. Question for you. Is this a two part process? We get the lenses from Obsedian and then the lights from you? If so, any idea what the two 'halves' will run? I'm eager to have a set for the Mach and maybe a second set for another 71. Let us know how things are coming along. Thanks guys. As of now it is a two part process. I'm not sure how much the LEDs are going to cost because I have to get a quote on custom boards when I'm finished with the prototype. If you are looking for the boards for the housing, I don't kow if I had mention Larry Bush at mustangsnorthwest.org or not. He if a great guy that will be fair. He has some that have sequencers for the full trapezoid 71-73 Mustangs. He might be able to help.
  5. Question for you. Is this a two part process? We get the lenses from Obsedian and then the lights from you? If so, any idea what the two 'halves' will run? I'm eager to have a set for the Mach and maybe a second set for another 71. Let us know how things are coming along. Thanks guys.
  6. Any new status between you and Obsidian? Do you think they'll be available for the start of this car show season? Thanks Dew
  7. HaHa-- good catch. I did have to edit the video to get it small enough to post. The signals were actually working correctly. I started the video out showing the left rear turn signal, then went to the drivers door, pulled on the parking lights and switched to the right turn signal (which was the part that was edited out). Got the front view then walked down the passenger side and stopped the video when I got to the back. I am looking forward to seeing TheJ's setup with the sequential LEDs. I was going to try the dual row of LEDs around the edge of the lights but really like the way J's looks more like the '13-'14 tail lights. Dew
  8. Wasn't talking about using their 71-71 kit, just the guts of the other sequentials. Was only using that like as a reference point. I thought that was obvious. No worries - I see that now. I guess I missed that part - thanks for the clarification. I wasn't trying to pick a fight or anything, either. :) The overall custom lights Obsidian was making will have to use a custom panel and LED configuration to light up the 'outlines' with the parking lights and the brake/reverse light center sections. Otherwise, the 'outlines' will simply light up with the center sections, whether just parking lights are on, or while braking and/or reversing. In other words, the '13 functional 'look' would be lost with another kit inside. I'm not saying that would be a bad effect either, since Scott - Qcode351mach - installed a set of lenses with just stock location bulbs and a red diffuser panel... and it looks pretty good, too. I had actually thought of using an earlier model 3-bar kit for the center sections, and wiring in some of the light tube stuff JimNiki(?) used on his stock tail lights for the 'outlines' (stuffed 'em into the stock lenses around the outside and lit them separately from the bulbs). But, I'm thinking I'll just be patient and wait for TheJ and Obsidian to get their stuff together, since it'll be a matched pair. I used the sequentials from Mustangs North West and he has a full three sections of LEDs with just a small square for the reverse lights. They work and look great. I'll try to add a small video to show it. These are the ones from MustangsNorthWest.org with 3 panel LEDs. They work and look great.
  9. That's the plan, I'm still waiting on a circuit board to get started on the LEDs. It's going to be a little interesting because the clear openings are a little small but I'll manage. I think the tough part will be the center opening, since you're going to stagger red and white LEDs... it's probably gonna get a little tight in there. Good luck and have fun with that! ;) :D Curiousity though - what are you thinking on how to light up the 'rings?' I'm wondering if a trio of incandescents in the normal locations wired up to the parking lights would take car of that (since they'd be hidden by the LED boards, all they would illuminate should be the rings) - as noticed by the picture of Q's installation. Just a thought to maybe keep the cost and complexity down. Also, any idea on how to mount the circuit boards inside the housings? I'm thinking the simplest way would be to come up with some kind of pedestal that fits into the original bulb locations (for simplicity). Don't mind me and my musings, J - I know you're going to come up with something cool... just can't wait to see it all come together. ::thumb:: They look great! I have a set of Sequential LED boards mounted in my buckets that came from mustangsnorthwest.org and you could see how his boards are notched and velcroed into the buckets. You might even be able to use his "system" or logic to get over any bumps that you are still having regarding the LED Boards. Just a thought or idea. DrDew
  10. That's not a bad idea. We could take a step further... perhaps you could put the parts and instructions/schematic in a DIY Kit format. That could save on your additional labor, reduce the overall cost t us, and expedite a final, albeit disassembled, product. It's something to consider.... Regardless, this is one s-w-e-e-t project and I'm looking forward to getting two sets of them.
  11. I'm also in line for a set or two. Let me/us know when and how much, ok? BTW, great job on the lens. How is TheJ doing on the LED boards?
  12. I'm looking forward to ording a set. We'll definitely be seeing a cadre of our members that install this 'mod' out in the cruises and shows. I know that I'll be looking. Great job!
  13. Looks good. Any word on the sequential portion of the project? This will look killer when you start seeing it on a bunch of our cars!
  14. Thanks. I'll try that approach. Are there any ideas out there on how to make them theft-proof, or at least harder to get off the wheel? I know that NPD has a version of the center cap that has a backing plate and you can't take the cap out from the front side until you unscrew the plate from backside of the wheel with it off the car.
  15. Does anyone have a technique for repairing the Magnum 500 center caps whose spring 'claws' have popped off the rivets? Also, any suggestions to keep the caps that haven't broken yet from popping their rivets??? I don't have a picture, but for those that can answer my questions, they know what I'm talking about. Thanks Dew
  16. Yes, keep us updated. I'd be looking for two sets.... 71 Mach 1 and 71 sportsroof. Thanks.
  17. I, too, would be interested in adding that feature to my tail lights. I've already changed them over to the sequential LEDs but adding the brighter outside border would be even better. Let me know if you plan on adding the step by step plans anytime soon. Thanks. Dr Dew
  18. One other thing... If you bought the car brand new and had Dealer Options added before delivery (that would not show up on the Marti Report, right?), would that have constitued being 'modified'?
  19. Good discussions. Upgrades with OEM options? Retro Mods? Any level of changes (except oil and spark plugs :-)? I see that it means different things to all of us. Mine, for example, was upgraded with the factory tilt column and full instrumentation although the Marti Report will clearly show that it did not come that way from the factory. However, I kept it true and accurate to the availble factory options of the day, so does that take me out of the 'Survivor' category and put me into the 'Customized' or 'Restored' Group?!? I hope not.
  20. Here's a Question for you. Different people have different viewpoints, so what is it? What's the difference between a 'Survivor' and a Restored Car? I figure that an 'Original' is an untouched and unrestored but I'm not clear? Are there any other categories besides Concourse out there? Any thoughts? Thanks.
  21. If I get the seats done, I should have it ready to go NLT May. I wouldn't doubt that it is the same Rushmore but I'm not absolute on it. I'm eager but I'm not rushing it. Dan has a few others that have been asking when their cars will be done, so I'm not going to add any pressure. I've been getting the pieces-parts and bringing them over every week or so so I can see the progress. Don't worry. I'll be out there soon.
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