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Old 08-08-2012, 08:21 PM   #76
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Mine was my LEDs on my wheels, not everyone's taste, but thats ok because I like them and I hit up a lot of cruise ins and shows and they are always a big hit! I bought the lights off eBay for 38.00 and bought some 1/2 wide 1/8 thick metal for 12.00 and made the rings... So right at 50.00




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Dude that is awesome!!! Do you have a write up on how to install the lights because I want to install some on my Safari but don't know where to start. Btw your Burb looks sick bro!
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:30 PM   #77
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I guess you would just attach a ring to your brakedrum, since that part isnt turning. wiring can be done along the brakeline. find some RBG ledstrips with controller and glue the stuff together..

justpball probably took some more time, but in basic that is what I would do!
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Old 08-12-2012, 09:26 PM   #78
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I guess you would just attach a ring to your brakedrum, since that part isnt turning. wiring can be done along the brakeline. find some RBG ledstrips with controller and glue the stuff together..

justpball probably took some more time, but in basic that is what I would do!
Maybe to the brake backing plate. The brake drum rotates. I think that is what you meant.
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:16 AM   #79
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scrap steel so free. the shifter was too short for my liking
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:46 AM   #80
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Insidious 86 :

WOW...That looks SOOOOOOOOO Good!

Could you share more with us everything that it took to make it happen?!!!
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Old 08-13-2012, 01:48 AM   #81
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But my 50 dollar mod was IROC gauges $25 per gauge and five hours time

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Please share more how you made these happen in your truck dash!!!
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Old 08-21-2012, 07:40 AM   #82
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found this surfing on the web.

thought I'd share it.

very easy and clean way of building your own fan shroud!

http://www.cadvision.com/blanchas/54...FanShroud.html



still need to find some time to do mine..looks like this now:
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:40 AM   #83
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Buy TWO steering wheel lace on type covers. Get the kind that are cushiony, I think they have a little dense polyurethane foam backing. Wrap the first cover from the far (front) side of the steering wheel, wrap the second cover from the close (rear) side of the steering wheel. This keeps the steering wheel much cooler in hot weather and creates a thick, modern style steering wheel. Much better than the skinny old style steering wheel. About $10 for two covers at O'Reilly or Pep Boys.
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Old 09-10-2012, 10:41 PM   #84
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ever run outa gas?
worry bout your wife and (or) girlfriend running out gas?
does your gas line freeze in the winter?
consider this doing this
next time u replace the sending unit bend the arm up(i do it amost two inches)
from a 90 degress stock
what i do leaves gas in the tank when it reads empty
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:18 AM   #85
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Insidious...
Please share more how you made these happen in your truck dash!!!
I'm making another in the works right now. I will post a how to and wiring diagram sometime and then sell it. Over half the tachs I'm getting are dead or way inaccurate so it's been hard to get a run going
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:02 AM   #86
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ever run outa gas?
worry bout your wife and (or) girlfriend running out gas?
does your gas line freeze in the winter?
consider this doing this
next time u replace the sending unit bend the arm up(i do it amost two inches)
from a 90 degress stock
what i do leaves gas in the tank when it reads empty
hmm, pretty clever. i like it
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:07 AM   #87
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motornut, thats so funny.

We have two tanks in the Suburban for propane (propane only). one 70 liter and one 100 liter tank. so far the misses has never run out of gas, hahahaha...

but thanks for the tip.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:20 AM   #88
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motornut, thats so funny.

We have two tanks in the Suburban for propane (propane only). one 70 liter and one 100 liter tank. so far the misses has never run out of gas, hahahaha...

but thanks for the tip.
oh than you want to install a BBQ grill back there,
she can have dinner ready when she gets home lol
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:36 AM   #89
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oh than you want to install a BBQ grill back there,
she can have dinner ready when she gets home lol
that might even be a under $50,- mod, hahahaha
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look into ventilation too.
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:22 AM   #91
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Havent done it yet, but Im going to install a hidden kill switch that hooks up to my electric fuel pump. My idea is to gut out the cig lighter and wire it up so it looks like a regular lighter but would actually be the kill switch by pushing it in.
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Old 09-11-2012, 05:28 PM   #92
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Neato!
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:54 PM   #93
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If someone isn't smart enough to put gas in when the gauge reads empty, they prolly are stupid enough push it when the needle goes passed "E."
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If someone isn't smart enough to put gas in when the gauge reads empty, they prolly are stupid enough push it when the needle goes passed "E."
Pardon my ignorance, but what the hell are you talking about?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:59 PM   #95
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #96
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Pardon my ignorance, but what the hell are you talking about?
He's talking about the sending unit mod from earlier. I for one have never ran out of gas. There's a gauge that tells you when you are about to run out. When it nears the empty mark....I fill it back up. Simple. I have no sympathy for people who run out.
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Upgraded from the stock "wet crotch" drink holder (cost $0) & put a nice little brass screen door knob on my replacement column shift lever (cost $0).
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Old 01-19-2013, 03:08 PM   #98
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dude that is awesome!!!
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While I had the cluster out, I decided I might as well paint it chrome as well. I took everything out, washed it, and then hit it with a chrome spray paint. Looks great!









I also did the back side of the gauge cover. First, without taping it off….





And now on a second cover, I taped the backside. Definitely worth taping off!! Any tiny amount of overspray could be removed with goof-off or in my case, a little bit of gas. Results are good.



The Final result......

I wonder if this is brighter than the WHITE PAINTED ONE that I seen some else do
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Old 02-10-2013, 12:48 PM   #100
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How about free mods... like ripping and tearing all the BS $50 mods off that the PO did.
X2 hahahahhahaha
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