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#1 68Caddy

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:19 PM

Well here it is, I was thinking about showing how to install a Light Kit! :unsure: I had a long argument with Hal from 2010 and we decided that we should use the best one out there on the market! ;)
The best one out there is " Overdrive" of course that is my opinion! :laugh2:
I don't want to spend time takin picture how to do it if there is no interest in this? I think that is fair. ;)
This is the car and it will have dual headlights and working brake lights.

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Here is the kit, I need to add exra light's up front because I did not have the exhaust light orange led's for the exhaust. :shok:
Then I need the Micro connector to disconnect the body from the chassis. :)
It is easy in my head but I have not done this for two years. :laugh2: This picture got to be large so you can read it! :rolleyes:
Sorry, cheater! :o

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Do you guys want me to do it on the blog or not? If not it's easier for me, I don't have to take pictures. ;)

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:23 PM

Sure we're interested. Do it. Call it Payback.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 06:37 PM

Have to say Duffy at this point I'm more interested in this! :rolleyes:

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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:29 PM

...But you specifically asked what WE wanted, not what YOU'RE interested in...
I just answered, for my part.
Be careful what you ask for, you just might get a clear response.

And it might be nice, after all those guys've spent time & effort on responses to all your questions, to follow through on the offer here.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:33 PM

You are right Duffy, so I will do the Light Kit on the blog. ;)
Good or bad it will be done.


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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:38 PM

Thank you!

I'm lobbying for a 1/32 Enduro out here on the Right Coast, so this will be timely and useful.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 07:40 PM

Nesta,doing instead of ASKING,,do it Nesta,you always ask a million questionable questions ,now your turn to give back to the masses here,(im hoping this aint 4+ glasses of wine talking),,lol
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:01 PM

Buddy its bottles of Click here! :laugh2:


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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:16 PM

Yah yah yah, UB40 wouldn't last three minutes on the 4th St. platform of the F line. Neil Diamond wrote and recorded and paid the damn rent with this, before he went all wimpy on us. Shuddup & wire up some lights for us, Dreadmats.
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:24 PM

Show us the light Nesta!
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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:27 PM

You guys make me fell Biblical! There shall be LIGHT! :laugh2:
Are you guys trying to kill me! :unsure:


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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 08:42 PM

Shuddup & wire up some lights for us



:laugh2: I agree. It will come in handy for my plastic car cr*p


I know it's your oppinnion, but why do you think the Overdrive stuff is the best?



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Posted 20 March 2011 - 09:03 PM

German my friend and it cost$$$! :laugh2: Just kidding, the reason I think it is because they give you options like a spare output for dual headlights or interior light and if you want you can use that extra out put for exhaust flames.
The stuff I have know is maybe old, :unsure: and they might have come out with different options that I don't know about since I bin burring my head into 1:24? :shok: I just have a feeling the stuff you see with 1:24 stuff cars that we are going googoo is what they are using? :unsure:


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Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:10 PM

I don't say this is the right way or wrong way to do this, its up to you how you want to get there? :unsure:
Anyway I got started with the front of the car and I needed to enlarge the holes to fit the Led's.
I marked it crudely and eyeballed it!
Love to us my Exacto blades to cut into plastic. :D

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Well I used the drill bits to enlarge the light holes with my Craftsman bits, small till I hit the right one! :laugh2:
And it looked like 1/8 was the perfect fit, got to marry that one? :shok:
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Tail light's on this car I needed to cut out the body for the Led's to get it down a low.

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Right side cut down, time to do the other one.

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Fitting the rear lights, you can use glue or glue stick, its up to you.

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Basic tools that I use and of course soldering iron and a Hot melt gun.

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Are you bored yet because I'm running out of wine? :shok:

Front lights installed then I have to go back and install the second set.

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Front view.

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Now I have to add solder to the Led's so I can put jumper wires.

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Now I did have to look around to find a place to find where to place the circuit board.

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I fell bad because my nails look horrible and I needed to cut the drivers legs of! :shok:

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Now adding hot glue on the circuit board to place it in the particular body.

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Its in position that I want it to be without interfering with the running gear. ;)

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Piece of cake right! the two caps on the circuit board will keep the light on for at leas 30 minutes and that's one of
the reason's I like this kit.
Man this was a pain in the A**, what was I thinking?
I guess part II is coming down later? :laugh2: I think I would have been able to chat on the blog and had more fun!


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United we stand and divided we fall, the Legends are complete.
I'm racing the best here at BP but Father time is much better then all of us united.
Not a snob in this hobby, after all it will be gone, if we keep on going like we do, and I have nothing to prove so I keep on posting because I have nothing to gain.
It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 20 March 2011 - 10:21 PM

Nesta, thanks for showing us how to install the light kit. Since our Jail Door Coupe enduro on July 30th will use lights, I think this light kit would be a good choice to use.

The JD enduro guys will have to figure out how to install the lights on a lexan body.


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p.s. - how much does this light kit cost?
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:09 PM

Will these light kits work on 16 volts, or will they croak?
Is there a local source for the light kits?

Mounting pc boards on lexan bods, you could use servo tape from the local r/c hobby store.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:30 PM

Thanks Nesta for doing this.... can't wait to "see" how they work. Take a night shot on your track to add drama!

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 01:54 PM

Look at the first post where the schematic is,it will tell you the kit works between 9-20volts. ;)


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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 08:53 PM

I guess you could call it part II? :laugh2: To get this you got to do this before?
You guys wanted light here it is! :D

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I got all the Led's glued in and then I routed the wires, the schematic is very easy and good.
This is where I use the Micro connectors to remove the body from the chassis.

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The wires glued into place and I save the extra output for interior or exaust, the wire is hot melted to the interior so I
can get to it when I need it or get bored! :rolleyes:

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This is what you want with the Micro connector and don't forget to put the heat shrink the tubing before you solder I used my Bick lighter! :rolleyes:

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You got to give the wires enough slack (Like Me) to be able to flip the body over and disconnect the body.

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Duffy this is for you my friend! ;)

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The lights have been on for about 35minutes and if you can't get to it, you must passed over to the other side? :shok:
Dear Keith I will look into the price and I know that Fantasy World and Professor Motor is caring the line of OverDrive light kits.


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It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:02 PM

Looks like they offer a couple of different options? Also seems like their Big $ and out of stock in many places?


BTW:


The lights are COOL
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:08 PM

Look in PROFESSOR MOTOR, they got lots of stock.
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:11 PM

Thanks Rob
I got a few light kits laying around, because I'm the Woman in the house who likes to shop,and I'm the one that like to blow money away on stupid stuff. :laugh2:
Where did you look for the kits?


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BMW (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

United we stand and divided we fall, the Legends are complete.
I'm racing the best here at BP but Father time is much better then all of us united.
Not a snob in this hobby, after all it will be gone, if we keep on going like we do, and I have nothing to prove so I keep on posting because I have nothing to gain.
It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:13 PM

Duffy that's all that you could say after I slave away to post? :shok:


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United we stand and divided we fall, the Legends are complete.
I'm racing the best here at BP but Father time is much better then all of us united.
Not a snob in this hobby, after all it will be gone, if we keep on going like we do, and I have nothing to prove so I keep on posting because I have nothing to gain.
It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:19 PM

Look in PROFESSOR MOTOR, they got lots of stock.



They have 7 and their $32 :shok:
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Posted 21 March 2011 - 09:28 PM

Time to build chassis and sell them to me? :rolleyes: :laugh2:
Rob we can always trade with stuff?


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BMW (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

United we stand and divided we fall, the Legends are complete.
I'm racing the best here at BP but Father time is much better then all of us united.
Not a snob in this hobby, after all it will be gone, if we keep on going like we do, and I have nothing to prove so I keep on posting because I have nothing to gain.
It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 09:57 AM

Doesn't Ninco make a stock light kit for around $20???
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Posted 22 March 2011 - 12:21 PM

Yes, Ninco and so does Slot.it.
The issue I had with it was Ninco's brake light stopped working
after a wile and they don,t stay on as long as Overdrive. ;)


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In this bright future you can't forget your past.
BMW (Bob Marley and the Wailers)

United we stand and divided we fall, the Legends are complete.
I'm racing the best here at BP but Father time is much better then all of us united.
Not a snob in this hobby, after all it will be gone, if we keep on going like we do, and I have nothing to prove so I keep on posting because I have nothing to gain.
It's our duty to remember the past so we can have a future.

Pistol Pete you will always be in my memory.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:15 AM

Here is the Overdrive kit that I have used
http://www.fantasywo...g58ivk4t1ccfhm7

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 11:44 AM

Avant Slot offers a nice light kit (S-L300) with a capacitor that keeps the lights on after deslot. This is helpful for the turn marshals to find your car.

 

It is around $10-12 depending on where you buy.

 

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