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Username Post: Converting marker lights to led        (Topic#364684)
Visio 
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03-22-21 06:48 PM - Post#2816639    

I know many of you prefer to keep your cars as original as possible. I plan to restomod mine. Until it warms up a little more, I'm working on the lights. I've switched a front side marker light from a single T10 bulb to 24 leds using inexpensive led strips and T10 male adapters. Here's an example of a front side marker light.



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GreatNorthWoods 
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03-24-21 03:39 AM - Post#2816692    
    In response to Visio

Nice job. Those should stand out!

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, EZ Wire, Vintage Air, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, PS, 59 Corvette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Discs, Posies Rear Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II, NCA Continental Kit.


 
Visio 
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03-25-21 05:28 PM - Post#2816787    
    In response to Visio

Thanks Vern!

Here's a few pics of the grille marker light. 1st is at 8v so the led pattern can be seen. The unlit 2 horizontal rows are for the turn signal. The 2nd pic at 12v. These leds are bright and will be used as DRL's.

The rear marker lights will be the same as the front. The tail lights will sequence like the old merc cougars.

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Edited by Visio on 03-25-21 05:56 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
GreatNorthWoods 
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03-27-21 05:56 AM - Post#2816917    
    In response to Visio

I like tinkering with lights. Couldn't find any amber parking lights for my '53 Belair so I bought a pair of Jeep CJ7 parking lights and ground them down to fit. I also converted my backup lights which were non-operational to amber directional signals and replaced my old sealed beams with H4 bulbs and halo lights...

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, EZ Wire, Vintage Air, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, PS, 59 Corvette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Discs, Posies Rear Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II, NCA Continental Kit.


 
Visio 
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03-29-21 08:05 PM - Post#2817097    
    In response to GreatNorthWoods

Cool...post some pics when you get a chance.

randy



 
GreatNorthWoods 
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03-30-21 06:24 AM - Post#2817127    
    In response to Visio

Well, I was going to refer you to the whole documented process as it was listed under the 49-54 sticky posts but I see it has been removed. I also had a nice sticky about converting 4-door seat skirts to 2-door but I see that's gone also. I thought those articles would be very helpful to someone but I guess not. I no longer have all the documentation.

Vern

1953 Chevy Belair Sport Coupe - 355 Blueprint Engine, 700-R4, EZ Wire, Vintage Air, Ididit column, Cruise/Tilt, PS, 59 Corvette Steering Wheel, 4-Wheel Discs, Posies Rear Springs, Coker Radials, Nova 10-bolt, Mustang II, NCA Continental Kit.


 
wagonman100 
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04-15-21 07:20 PM - Post#2818117    
    In response to Visio

How are you controlling the sequential blinkers? I plan on having them in my ‘83 Malibu wagon when I get it back on the road and was interested. I found a solid state controller years ago and was curious if you were using those. I think they were called Dynamite Sticks. The original controllers were actually just a rotating wheel with 3 contacts to light each bulb.

Jay
Friends don’t let friends drive Fords.

1999 Silverado Z71 4X4 extra-cab short bed
1983 Malibu Fauxmad - tubbed
1978 El Camino Kustomized
1972 Monte Carlo
1957 210 handyman wagon
1957 Nomad sport wagon
1957 Cameo Carrier


 
Visio 
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04-30-21 07:57 AM - Post#2819044    
    In response to wagonman100

I used several "LED Magician" controllers on my motorcycle. They are no longer available.

https://youtu.be/M86q17jIoKI

There is a guy on YouTube named "FlyRyde" who has alot of videos on modifying auto lights. He uses a controller from Corso Motion. corsomotion.com

https://corsomotion.com/collections/control-m odule...

Here is a good one of him modifying the rear tail lights on a '79 Buick Regal:

YouTube
https://youtu.be/7BL-XDYzgG0




Edited by Visio on 04-30-21 08:46 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 


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