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Old 06-13-2009, 10:30 AM   #15
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The license plate light frame was cleaned up and repainted with PQR-15 & Krylon aluminum paint.
Now what to do with the disintegrating rubber base?

I decided to laminate 1/4" solid neoprene to the base and then laminate a 1/8" solid neoprene strip around the edges. This was done with the black 3M weather-strip adhesive.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:09 PM   #16
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With the license plate light assembly finished, I drilled 2 mounting holes for the LED assembly and mounted it over the hole that housed the removed bulb holder. I added a new clear Plexiglas shield on the frame (under the LED emitters) and used the 2 SS mounting screws for the whole assembly to attach the ground wires.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:28 PM   #17
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OK now the marker lights are getting the LED treatment too!

And to add insult to injury we are going with a 2 LED assembly.......(double blasphemy! two lights where there should be only one!)

Here is what I used. $4.99 ea (yeah I know......do I have stock in that company?)
Nope, this is just a source I found when I was looking. They have a better selection now than when I purchased so you may find something more suitable for your purpose.
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(1) Red LED 2.5" Trailer RV Marker Clearance Lights:eBay Motors (item 140326350630 end time Jun-21-09 01:04:38 PDT)

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(1) Amber LED 2.5" Trailer RV Marker Clearance Lights:eBay Motors (item 140326350629 end time Jun-21-09 01:04:38 PDT)
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:39 PM   #18
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I had to trim one of the mounting ears off to make the LED assy fit the VTS teardrop light base.
Then I had to drill a hole in the VTS base for the wires coming out of the bottom of the LED assembly. (That hole lined up with the original wiring hole in the Airstream.)
The LED parts came with a rubber gasket and I glued that gasket to the VTS light frame and then glued the LED assy to the gasket.
I have the ground wire that will attach to a SS screw that goes thru a hole in the bottom of the L shaped lens mount.
The marker light assembly was then reinstalled with Vulkem & SS screws.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:45 PM   #19
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See what you think about them........
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Ok everyone is asking, "When are you going to get back to the tail lights?"
Here is the painted tail light housing installed with the hole cut thru it and the Airstream. The neoprene gasket has been sealed to the Airstream skin with Vulkem and then the tail light base has been sealed to the gasket with Vulkem. You will notice the gray tail light lens gasket stuck on the one housing
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See what you think about them........

I've been waiting to see your end results. Looks very nice so far. Now when can we see the tail lights?
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:59 PM   #22
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If I put them on first nobody would have read any thing!
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Next step was to connect all the wiring & new tail light assy.
(Kevin, aren't you glad I didn't string this out for days!)
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I am using a ground wire going to 2 SS mounting screws just cause I like it that way.
In the pictures above, the new tail light has been put on the housing with temporary screws to show how it fits. The lens mounting screws will be going thru the new tail light mounting it.
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Lens installed
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And the results! Inside the building in the day time!
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Brake on.....
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At night....I'm happy!
(4th picture is "brake on"
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