can you send me a list of all the parts and where to get them so i can attempt it for my gen one i have access to a couple of extra tail sections, and would be interested in doing this to my car. any more pics would help also. thanks
Looks like it was made by Whelen, Code 3, maybe Federal Signal.
1. About a billion LEDs.
2. Soldering gun.
3. About 4 pounds of solder.
4. Import some Chinese kids to do the soldering for you.
Personally, I don't care whether or not I have sequentials, so I just plan on using a few premade LED strips off eBay.
IIRC, Infarc, the guy who made this video, had some problems with fried switches and fire hazards with that set up. i think thats why his write up link does'nt work anymore. i believe his sequential setup there isnt led's, but incandescant bulbs. read his comments on his you tube page for more info.If I were doing a Gen 1 car I would just swap out the bulb holders for dual element holders (from the parts store) and buy LED bulbs (no heat).
then run wires from the sequencer for the break/turn portion.
I got all of my LED's from superbrightled
http://www.superbrightleds.com/cgi-bin/store/index.cgi?action=DispPage&Page2Disp=/leds.htmsequential box from webelectric
http://www.webelectricproducts.com/products.htm, if you want chase and sequential you can use the one from merit4 but I believe he quoted me like 180 for one to do 4 segments per side.They do look nice. http://www.meter4it.com/
If you go with DIY route you'll also need resistors and diodes which can be found just about anyplace as well as the formula to get the right parts for the LED's you pick. Here is a good one. http://led.linear1.org/led.wiz
Ive seen a few Gen 1's online and I think a member here has done one.
That's cool. Have you thought about putting a diffuser on the back of the red lense, something like a waxed paper transparency, it may take away some of the harshness of the brake light and blend all of the lights together in a softer light. Just an idea, since you went this far. Lot of thought and work into that project, Good for you
I say you need a diffuser...