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Nilmadic

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Vehicle Headlights
« on: March 05, 2013, 08:10:26 PM »
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I have been working on my Willmodels vehicles. I posted a pic in a different thread of a truck with some sharpied on windows.  :D I had no intention of leaving it like that. Although this is a different vehicle, I am planning on doing this all my vehicles eventually. Dime is just there to prove scale. :trollface:
I used 0603 SMD Leds and magnet wire.

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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2013, 08:46:24 PM »
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Very cool!  I assume the log loader will be getting lights soon, too?

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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2013, 09:10:46 PM »
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Excellent!
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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2013, 09:49:29 PM »
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I have done mini metals,drilled holes for the headlights and used epoxy for lenses/mounting 0402 leds came out nice. I used pl2 leds for tail lights under the box.  Fiber optics for the turn signal's and clearance lights.I did a poor job drilling the holes for the clearance lights.It looks great otherwise. You can put some fog lights on your SUV using the smaller 0402 in yellow .

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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2013, 10:07:28 PM »
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Needs axles and a suspension.   :D
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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 05:28:02 AM »
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I like it a lot.  What is that dragging on the road directly under the engine compartment?  Looks like ya lost yer alternator and it's still connected to the battery!   :trollface:
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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 09:03:42 AM »
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I have to agree..........needs axles if viewed from a low angle. Otherwise, a nice job!  I see you forgot to unhook your towstrap! :D
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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2013, 09:31:55 AM »
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I have to agree..........needs axles if viewed from a low angle. Otherwise, a nice job!  I see you forgot to unhook your towstrap! :D

That's a winch line holding it to the ground so that the Jeep won't climb over the dime  :D
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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #8 on: March 06, 2013, 09:34:58 AM »
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Looks like a Pavement Princess with all the tire rub that would occur taking it off-road!

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Ps. Good job on the lights!

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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #9 on: March 06, 2013, 09:41:56 AM »
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Looks great.  I have not found vintage (1930-1940's) vehicle of the quality to deserve this additional effort and expense.  :?

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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #10 on: March 06, 2013, 10:04:26 AM »
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I like it a lot.  What is that dragging on the road directly under the engine compartment?  Looks like ya lost yer alternator and it's still connected to the battery!   :trollface:
Them theres grounding strips!

Looks good. Would love to see em on the log loader.

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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #11 on: March 06, 2013, 07:35:04 PM »
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Those are actually the wrong wheels for the Jeep Grand Cherokee kit, the ones you had pictured on the Crown Vic were supposed to go on the GC. Many of my customers mix and match however. The lights look great!
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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #12 on: March 06, 2013, 07:39:36 PM »
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Looks great.  I have not found vintage (1930-1940's) vehicle of the quality to deserve this additional effort and expense.  :?

We will eventually get back to our '30s - '40s vehicle projects, patience.
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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #13 on: March 06, 2013, 07:46:26 PM »
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Now you've done it. I'm going to have to try to put headlights in some cars. :facepalm:

Looks good to me.

You might try to route the wires along the inside of one of the wheels when you mount it on your layout. I've done that to hide wires on building with interiors - well along the walls.


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Re: Vehicle Headlights
« Reply #14 on: March 06, 2013, 08:47:01 PM »
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I used 0603 SMD Leds and magnet wire.



How about a "how to" for those of us not familiar with the electronics. I would also like to see how you altered my Jeep GC kit.
James R. Will