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Ok, a couple weeks ago i was just sitting in my car and decided i had to do something with the cubby hole below my stereo, and this is what i came up with. I had the decal made at a local sign shop, then put it on a thin piece of clear plastic with a white sheet of printer paper behind it. I then put some green lights (2 green #194's) behind it. I spliced the power into the little green light in the flip down ash tray below the cubby. Now the lights come on with the parking/headlights and will dim with my dash lights. Only problem was when i did this there was a "dead" spot in the middle that barely lit up so i bought another green bulb and stuck it in, but for some reason the new bulb i bought is Hunter green and the old bulbs were a little different shade of Green

For right now i'm going to leave it like this until i can figure out some different method of lighting. Tell me what you think.



oh, and BTW, in person at night it looks better than in the pic, so you'll just have to use your imagination... the camera i used doesn't like to take pics of lights @ night for some reason...
 

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very nice mod!
 

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You didn't say how you got the clear piece of plastic to be black? Did you paint it?

BTW, that looks friggin awesome! :D
 

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It is just a black decal i had made with the ram heads and lettering cut out...

I have an extra one sitting around if anyone would be interested....
 

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Decal thingee

OOOOOooohhhhhhh.....now I get it. :p

I thought it was white decals on a black background.

...duh.
 

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haha, its ok man, we all have blonde moments every once and a while
 

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Intrepidatious said:

I thought it was white decals on a black background.

...duh.
That's exactly what I thought when he first showed me the pic. Then after I thought about it for a sec, I was like "God, I'm retarded!" :D
 

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I was talkin to one of my other friends and he suggested me putting a small black light behind it, but I dont know how it would look? Any other opinions? Another thing i have against that is it'd kinda ruin the whole lighting scheme of my interior... all my lights in there are green (maplights, neons under dash, and neons on back window) The only exception to this is the red display on my stereo, but i think it helps tie in the small red accents on my floor mats
 

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very sweet indeed, I like it alot.
 

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i was actually going to use a 6" mini neon behind it, until i found out you can only buy then in pairs and its like $40
 

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Thats a tight job man! You should be able to find the neon tubes on eBay sold as singles and not in pairs. You can find almost anything on that site! Again, nice job!:biggrin:
 
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