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I've always wanted to do this for some reason, because it's easy. Cheap LED lights from Ebay, although now I'm learning about 5050 vs 2835 vs 3528 leds...plus wire, disconnects, shoe goo or E6000 and a switch. Might play around with the placement later or experiment with different types of leds strips/pods. Had an idea of incorporating something that animates the leds with engine performance but that might be way advanced for me. Sticking with amber as it's not one of the illegal colors here and it gives the idea of the hemi fire within.

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Whatever you do, don't tap into any existing parking or running light wire, find a dedicated source for this 12V and do it that way. Somebody here did the tap trying to install grille lights and ended up at the dealer getting it all straightened out, today's cars just don't take well to unexpected circuits being spliced in and added.



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I was thinking of something like that as well, and adding in a line from a smoke generator when parked on Haloween. Very nice, just remember that area gets wet.
 

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I've always wanted to do this for some reason, because it's easy. Cheap LED lights from Ebay, although now I'm learning about 5050 vs 2835 vs 3528 leds...plus wire, disconnects, shoe goo or E6000 and a switch. Might play around with the placement later or experiment with different types of leds strips/pods. Had an idea of incorporating something that animates the leds with engine performance but that might be way advanced for me. Sticking with amber as it's not one of the illegal colors here and it gives the idea of the hemi fire within.

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That looks nice.

I could see LED's becoming "too much" but that looks like a very tasteful mod in my opinion.
 

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Thanks guys, I did the "add a fuse" on top of an existing fuse from the front fuse box. Hopefully no issues! The leds supposedly are waterproof so we'll see. They ride high and to the rear for now, but will check into the aquarium sealant. The smoke system would be fun, just don't mistaken it for an overheated engine! o_O Maybe a little fan to shoot it out every few seconds. Ever see the El Toro Loco monster truck that thing shoots smoke out its nostrils (baby powder) in mid run.
 

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You got me "interested" in this mod. Your pictures look very intimidating (as a Shakerrr does all by itself). Just wondered, how does it look with the amber day time running lights on?

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I have yet to take full daylight pics with the amber running lights. I think it will be subtle, therefore I am planning to revise the setup here and there without going overboard. Possible use of mirrors I dunno. Will try to take pics today though.
 

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I've always wanted to do this for some reason, because it's easy. Cheap LED lights from Ebay, although now I'm learning about 5050 vs 2835 vs 3528 leds...plus wire, disconnects, shoe goo or E6000 and a switch. Might play around with the placement later or experiment with different types of leds strips/pods. Had an idea of incorporating something that animates the leds with engine performance but that might be way advanced for me. Sticking with amber as it's not one of the illegal colors here and it gives the idea of the hemi fire within.

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That looks awesome. Would love to do that with mine. 👍🏻

How did you route the wires after the shaker was back on?
 

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Okay, I took a daytime pic today, but not with the running DRLs I confused myself and turned on the foglights. Anyways, the output is minimal during the day (my setup) as you can barely see. Not sure which way I'm going, its decent at night...perhaps place them closer to the front. But the original intent is for afternoon/night, if I make it brighter it will be seen during the day but too overwhelming at night. Leaving it as is right now, I have to finish mounting the hoses for the catch can! Experimenting with some 12" strips coming in the mail soon, will update when its installed.

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Okay, I took a daytime pic today, but not with the running DRLs I confused myself and turned on the foglights. Anyways, the output is minimal during the day (my setup) as you can barely see. Not sure which way I'm going, its decent at night...perhaps place them closer to the front. But the original intent is for afternoon/night, if I make it brighter it will be seen during the day but too overwhelming at night. Leaving it as is right now, I have to finish mounting the hoses for the catch can! Experimenting with some 12" strips coming in the mail soon, will update when its installed.

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They are painted on. My Uncle Louie bought the car brand new and had the flames painted on . He kept it for 6 1/2 years and then sold it to me dirt cheap he more or less gave it to me and when I did get possession of her she only had 36,000 miles on her . That's still pretty well brand new to me. You probably wouldn't believe if I told what he sold it to me for anyway. But anyway I absolutely love the Caribbean always told him if he ever got rid of it to let me know first most of the time I still cant believe its mine I got outside and check to see if it's really out there or was I just dreaming when he actually sold it to me!!!!!!!
 
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