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Old 05-04-2010, 06:43 PM   #181
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I checked mine last night in the dark and you are absolutely correct. Using the lens from the top lights will produce a light with a center dot and a ring around the outside. I will need to find a pair of proper red tail light lenses for my bus.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:17 PM   #182
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LOL. Don't ask me how I notice stupid things like that. I think maybe because I have a fetish with flashing lights.

This is what my front yard looked like until my neighbors made a stink with the town and hired an attorney to pick apart the bylaws and eventually I had to take everything down. Not to mention the civil case they had against me because of this.

I've had mixed opinions whether or not certain people I know would be able to live next door to this.
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Old 05-04-2010, 08:22 PM   #183
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The pictures are not that great because I took pictures of existing pictures. My scanner is not working.

All the signals you see, functioned from real traffic signal controllers that are used on the streets!

I bet you didn't know that Railroad Crossing Signals operate on 12VDC!! This dates back to the 30's.

If you notice I have a battery jump pack operating it!

Anyway, just another hobby of mine.
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:32 PM   #184
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I'm afraid I'd have to paint my house the gawd-awfulest color I could find.....just for the neighbors

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Red and White candy cane stripes. Or better yet, School Bus Yellow and Black stripes!!!
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Old 05-04-2010, 10:28 PM   #185
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BUSBOZO,

Your lights are truely unbielivable! Gives some of us (me) inspiration to be a little different than the rest of the herd.

(Of course this thread has run off its track )
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:08 AM   #186
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OH YEAH!! I like that idea. But the LED's are so expensive
I figured it will cost around $150 to replace all my existing tail lights with LED ones. Not a bad price considering.
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Old 05-05-2010, 10:22 AM   #187
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That is about what I figured to replace four 7" red tail lights. About $40 per light. I also tried to put the sealed beam bulb from the top behind my reverse lights...works good except I didn't have enough depth with the inner wall skin in place so I had to change them back. Next year when I redo the interior I may make allowance for this.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:34 PM   #188
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Its funny you guys mentioned that. Because I WAS thinking about painting the house some ridiculous color.
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Old 05-05-2010, 08:39 PM   #189
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$150 is a good price for changing over all of them. We have some nice ones at work that are made by "Diallight" and I asked the parts guy how much he gets them for and he said $80 bucks EACH! WOW!! And these would replace the brake and directional lights. But that is crazy money!
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Doran has great LED prices.
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