My custom LED tail lights

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    I like.
     
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    nice
     
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    Did you include back up lights?

    I like the set up. I have an LED fetish though.

    Not quite used to the look you acheived when they are not lit. . .at least yet.

    Nice work,
    Brent
     
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    I think it updates the back end of the car. I liked the old tail lights, but they do start looking outdated compared to the LED lights of newer cars. Especially considering how bright these LED modules are.
     
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    Mike, I really like those. Vid of braking? or closeup? and source of the parts?

    did you have to do any fabbing?? ;)
     
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    Scott, the videos of the turn signals are in the links I posted. Here's a picture of the braking.

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    I did all the fabbing myself. I plan on putting a write up together. But basically, material-wise, it consists of:

    1.) Factory tail light lenses (can be backup or non-backup)

    2.) Factory tail light buckets

    3.) Some flexible LED light strips

    4.) Four 4" LED light modules with pig tails - ~$65

    5.) Some rubber edge trim material from Mcmaster Carr - ~$5

    6.) Double stick tape - ~$5

    7.) 1/8" Red plexiglass sheet - $10


    If I didn't buy someone else's tail lenses and buckets (since I didn't want to cut originals up- yes it involves some cutting of OEM hardware), it would have cost me less than $100 for the entire setup.
     
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    I love the led's... I wonder if you can get a full led light kit for the 78-81 camaros... If anybody knows if such thing exists, let me know!
     
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    so......the center is braking and the outside "ring" are the signals? I did see the vids;)

    I'll be looking for that writeup
     
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    Actually the brakes and turn signals are the center. The annular ring are just the tail lights.

    Since most of these round 4" LED modules are the same from an exterior dimensions point of view, there's a large selection of light patterns, styles, and LED quantity to choose from on these internet store sites.
     

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