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Spanaway, Washington
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LEDs so many LEDs!

By cdoyle

Filed under: /blogs/browse/t/vehicle/v//p

I've always really liked the look of LEDs, and when I started restoring this car. One of the things I really wanted to do was start converting everything over to LED.

So phase one was the tail lights, this was a very lengthy project. Over 1000 Superflux LEDs were soldered into place. This took a lot of time to do just one tail light, and then I had repeat the whole process for the other side! But I finally got it all done, and it turned out great!

Next was the front turn markers, I opened these up. Cleaned up the lens, and then came up with a design I wanted for the LEDs and sealed it all back up. Looks completely stock when off, but has a nice bright Orange when on.

The final major project was the instrument cluster. The stock bulbs in these things, were so dim that you couldn't even see the odometer at night. So my plan was to use LED strips and basically lay them out behind the gauges. It worked out great, the dash is now very bright and even. Something you just can't get with the plug/play type bulbs on the market.

Check out all the photos and let me know if you have any questions.

Custom Audio system for Ghetto Ride

By cdoyle

Filed under: /blogs/browse/t/vehicle/v//p

The Camaro has a ton of systems installed into it over the years. Some very elaborate, with the rear seats removed and very complex.

But the current system, even though it's more basic is the best one I've done.

The first thing I did was modified the factory 1.5 din head unit space, to allow for a double din. This made a huge difference in the look of the dash overall. Looks much nicer, and actually more modern.

Next, built a custom fiberglass box for 2 IDQ 12s, these are being powered by an MMATS 1400.1 that are hidden.

Then after that came the custom built kickpods, each holding a 6.5 and tweeter.

Overall, the system sounds great. and really doesn't take up much room. Allowing me to again store the T-Tops in the back.

Random Pics of the car.

By cdoyle

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Got a new camera, so just taking some pics of the car with it.

Just curious, anyone still using this site? Not seeing much activity here anymore. Not sure if it's worthwhile to keep posting pics? If you stop by here, say hi or something in the guestbook.

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