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I just replaced my plain jane pieces with lighted LIMITED pieces. Dont like the crappy lighting in em. U got more pics of ur process?
 

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I just replaced my plain jane pieces with lighted LIMITED pieces. Dont like the crappy lighting in em. U got more pics of ur process?
Sorry I was too excited to document my process, and it was kind of Macgyver'ed. I did make something like a half ass prototype that may help you in your quest.



 

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Get EL tape from adafruit or other internet source.
You can get inverter's as well, but the adafruit inverter is super loud and annoying.
I used some jumper wires from a computer project to connect the factory inverter to the electrical wires supplying juice to the tape, those were also from adafruit. In the crappy prototype, I ran the wires through where the factory inverter would sit. This would be for use with an aftermarket inverter. If you have the lights that already come with the tape then you are lucky and should reuse the old inverter's, if they work.
The tape I bought was prewired and came with a small connector. In both cases I removed the wires, and soldered new wires to the tape. There is a small piece of copper tape you have to solder onto.
I used some sort of permatex adhesive gasket thing, there's like a thousand kinds, to bond the clear plastic to the tan plastic with the EL tape.
There were some rubber gaskets around the bolts, and I think a foam gasket around the inverter tube; they were destroyed.
I recycled some rubber from some aftermarket floor mats and used them for the rubber gaskets, and I had some foam weatherstrip tape I used for the foam gasket.
The rubber gasket that fit between the metal frame was pretty warped as well. I used that foam weatherstripping tape along the backside and followed this rubber gasket, just as an extra layer of protection.
I have survived multiple serious Arizona monsoon rainstorms, so far they still work!


Oh, and I used transparency paper and photoshop for the limited ss script, I used kinkos for my print.
 

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Roadmaster opera lamp rebuild
Sounds like oem sorta work there. With 2 browsers each, both my computers choose just your pics not to show out of everyone's. boohoo

Thanks for the brand name leads though.
 

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Sounds like oem sorta work there. With 2 browsers each, both my computers choose just your pics not to show out of everyone's. boohoo

Thanks for the brand name leads though.

Probably my server sucks, I can view the pictures on multiple platforms. try going here...
http://chillrobb.com/roadmaster/opera/opera4.jpg

I named all the pictures opera1, opera2, etc..

If that doesn't work try adding www.

I don't know what else to tell ya

except this is very helpful too....
Rebuild Your Car's EL (electroluminescent) Lights! - All
 

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I see all now. Thanks. Right good-looking results I must say. The 110v. Opera lights on my '80 Riv always made me wonder even back then why there were no more applications for that technology - tails especially.
 
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