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Ol Matt to the rescue once again LOL! I do know what Tim youre talking about as he helped me out with some photos a lil while back. Thx for the links my friend. :angry:

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Ol Matt to the rescue once again LOL! I do know what Tim youre talking about as he helped me out with some photos a lil while back. Thx for the links my friend. :angry:

No problem, Bro. You know you can always count on me! :D:D

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So you think im crazy too. :) LOL! thanks for the compliment my friend

On the really crazy side heres my latest update remember I said this would be a fully lighted project? well...I started work on the side markers and here what I have so far.

I recieved 30 of these very small LED's in the mail and got busy with the side markers

newebay001.jpg

So i marked off the places where I wanted the lights to go and drilled small holes in which the LED's would go....

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placement of the LED's I used CA glue to hold them in place....

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here you can barley see the wires soldered together....

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here the side markers lit up I still have to make the chrome bezels and they need to be filed flat as there is a round end on them...

1stlight003.jpg

Stay tuned for more to come. :angry:

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here the side markers lit up I still have to make the chrome bezels and they need to be filed flat as there is a round end on them...

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Stay tuned for more to come. B)

Dang it, Romell! Another keyboard ruined by drool!! B):lol:

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Dang it, Romell! Another keyboard ruined by drool!! B)B)

Well Matt this build is pretty much all your fault you know! And you even tossed in some parts to make it happen so dont blame me for blown computer parts due to drooling . ROFL! :lol:

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Well Matt this build is pretty much all your fault you know! And you even tossed in some parts to make it happen so dont blame me for blown computer parts due to drooling . ROFL! B)

Yep, I know! At least I have some spare keyboards! B):lol::lol:

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So you think im crazy too. B) LOL! thanks for the compliment my friend

On the really crazy side heres my latest update remember I said this would be a fully lighted project? well...I started work on the side markers and here what I have so far.

I recieved 30 of these very small LED's in the mail and got busy with the side markers

newebay001.jpg

So i marked off the places where I wanted the lights to go and drilled small holes in which the LED's would go....

newebay005.jpg

placement of the LED's I used CA glue to hold them in place....

newebay022.jpg

1stlight001.jpg

here you can barley see the wires soldered together....

1stlight002.jpg

here the side markers lit up I still have to make the chrome bezels and they need to be filed flat as there is a round end on them...

1stlight003.jpg

Stay tuned for more to come. :lol:

Out standing!

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Your build looks great so far Ihave been watching it ..Also be very careful filling down the led.s and dont expose the filiments

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Your build looks great so far Ihave been watching it ..Also be very careful filling down the led.s and dont expose the filiments

Hey thx my friend but I learned along time ago (by destroying many LED's :lol: ) just how far I can sand them. :lol:

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Romell,your work is outstanding! :lol: Keep it up! ;)

Hey thx man Im learning as i go along but im gettin a kick outta this truck build. it definatly wont be my last. ;)

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Romell,

Those lights look great. Can't wait to see the truck all lit up.

Dave

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First let me say im sorry Matt and i hope your not using you laptop today LOL! (INSIDE JOKE)....with that said all i have is pics of the sidemarkers all lit up enjoy!

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First let me say im sorry Matt and i hope your not using you laptop today LOL! (INSIDE JOKE)....

It's a good thing I checked this out before I went to the laptop on the model desk!! Oh well, another keyboard bites the dust!! :rolleyes::lol: Looking good, Bro!

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lol i dont think your gonna need to add any work lights , those chicken lights are bright enouph to see anything around that truck!! that looks coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!! :D:o:blink:

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lol i dont think your gonna need to add any work lights , those chicken lights are bright enouph to see anything around that truck!! that looks coooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!! :D:o:o

Thx Dennis but can you tell me why there called Chicken lights? :blink:

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Thx Dennis but can you tell me why there called Chicken lights? :D

Yeah, Dennis, for once a question I can't answer! :blink: I know the extra lights are chicken lights, and trucks with a lot of lights and chrome are chicken trucks, but why do we call them that!

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From what was explained to me by some ex truckers on another forum, years ago the live poultry haulers added lights on the bumper. When they were loaded with live chickens, the driver would switch them on to let other truckers know. This was back in the days of 2 lane roads and these guys had to do a lot of passing as you didn't want the chickens on board any longer than neccessary. So, anyone coming knew you were loaded with live poultry if your "chicken" lights were on(At least, that was the story). Of course, people thought it looked cool and it took off from there. That's the shortened version of what became a very long discussion.

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where did you get the leds at???

it is killer man!!!

how are you going to paint itwith the lights glued in place?

thanks

mike

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Thx Dennis but can you tell me why there called Chicken lights? ;)

ray basically broke it down, it did look very cool so then all the produce haulers etc started runnin them. lol now some trucks come from the factory with them.

dennis

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From what was explained to me by some ex truckers on another forum, years ago the live poultry haulers added lights on the bumper. When they were loaded with live chickens, the driver would switch them on to let other truckers know. This was back in the days of 2 lane roads and these guys had to do a lot of passing as you didn't want the chickens on board any longer than neccessary. So, anyone coming knew you were loaded with live poultry if your "chicken" lights were on(At least, that was the story). Of course, people thought it looked cool and it took off from there. That's the shortened version of what became a very long discussion.

Thx ray for that piece of american truckin history! B)

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You're welcome. I'm a trucker myself, and I love learning these neat little "fun facts" about the past. the desire to warn others stems from the fact that when hauling any animals, you don't want them on board any longer than neccessary. If some get injured or die, whole loads can be refused. It's one reason I stood away from livestock. Sometimes I like to sleep late :D

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