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Old 11-21-2010, 07:56 AM   #1
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Just performed Amberectomy, here are some pics







Took a bit longer than expected but I think it is worth the effort.

Before,



and after,



Never noticed there are so much orange in there until I did the before and after comparison.





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Old 11-21-2010, 08:00 AM   #2
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do you have any idea what trouble is coming your way when the missus finds out about the ironing board used for a workbench
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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do you have any idea what trouble is coming your way when the missus finds out about the ironing board used for a workbench
lol, luckily the missus does not know all the car forums I frequently visit, yet.
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Old 11-21-2010, 08:57 AM   #4
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lol, luckily the missus does not know all the car forums I frequently visit, yet.
better she find out about the car sites and NOT the porn sites you frequently visit
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:29 AM   #5
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do you have any idea what trouble is coming your way when the missus finds out about the ironing board used for a workbench

Ironing Board? Is that what that is? We have one too, but I don't believe its ever been used. Maybe that explains why I go to work in wrinkled shirts. (or it could be the fact that I used the misses's iron to seam some carpets many years ago and it hasn't worked the same since)
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Old 11-21-2010, 09:52 AM   #6
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i took our handheld mixer from the kitchen and used it to mix up spackle. the mixer was on its last legs and was a backup....well the wife never believed me and thought i used the good one....she had this strange look when she used it on food. the funnier part is the old ones cord would come out and it would shut off....every time i plugged it back in with out moving the switch to off i would throw the spackle or paint all over the place. then there was the time i used the dish washer to wash my harley engine cases and dried them in the oven for painting and yes the bike was in the living room......dont get me started on things that drive wives nuts...i guess thats why i,m on no. 3
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Old 11-21-2010, 12:17 PM   #7
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Looks great

how bout a shot on the car?
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:59 PM   #8
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Rewarding job huh!

As for engine parts, we frequently have to replace sleeves in our race motors. Heat the cases up in the oven (which cooks any oil residue and smells terrible....) and pop the new sleeves in the freezer. Bang out the old ones from the cases while they are hot, and pop the new frozen one in. Works a treat, but smells terrible in the house for a good hour after that (with all the windows and extraction fans on! hahahahaha

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Old 11-21-2010, 06:35 PM   #9
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Great job. That looks sooo good. Great, another mod in my future. Now for a search to find the info on the DIY! Thanks for posting.

Update.... Found the DIY;

http://hverheyen.vssi-eda.com/box_pics/lights/instruct.html
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:32 AM   #10
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better she find out about the car sites and NOT the porn sites you frequently visit
I don't know which is worse, but I can tell you the car sites are more addictive.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:37 AM   #11
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Great job. That looks sooo good. Great, another mod in my future. Now for a search to find the info on the DIY! Thanks for posting.

Update.... Found the DIY;

http://hverheyen.vssi-eda.com/box_pics/lights/instruct.html
Thanks. That's the same site I used. Make sure you don't burn the opening and have fun with it.
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Never noticed there are so much orange in there until I did the before and after comparison.



Looks fine, nice job. Did you use the soldering iron method to remove the amber plastic filter or another method? Also what are the blue lights and where do they come from?

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Never noticed there are so much orange in there until I did the before and after comparison.



Looks fine, nice job. Did you use the soldering iron method to remove the amber plastic filter or another method? Also what are the blue lights and where do they come from?

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Thanks. Yeah it was the soldering iron and needle nose plier method. The blue tinted fog bulbs light up white but I can't recall where I got them from. If you search "white H7" on e bay, I'm sure most of them would work just fine.

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To finish the mod off, you need to replace the indicator globes with some silver finish ones or LED's so that there is no orange showing in there at all until the light flashes. I did the same, figured I'd gone to the trouble of attacking my new late model lights with a soldering iron, I may as well treat them to some no-orange lights as well!
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To finish the mod off, you need to replace the indicator globes with some silver finish ones or LED's so that there is no orange showing in there at all until the light flashes. I did the same, figured I'd gone to the trouble of attacking my new late model lights with a soldering iron, I may as well treat them to some no-orange lights as well!
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I was looking at chrome indicator bulbs on ebay but not sure of their quality...Where did you get yours from?

Is anyone actually using LED indicators? Any problem of error codes?
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Just got my silver ones off eBay - work a treat!
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Source for bulbs

Try: www.xenonmods.com for various bulbs and other stuff.

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Just got my silver ones off eBay - work a treat!
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Thanks, I have had a few bad experiences buying chrome indicator bulbs on ebay for my Audi, they didn't last very long. Although the ebay fog lights work great.
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Try: www.xenonmods.com for various bulbs and other stuff.

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Thanks for the link.
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:41 AM   #20
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how bout a shot on the car?
Sorry I missed your post earlier.

I haven't taken any new pics yet, but here is a shot from before.


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