What did you do to your van today?

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What did you do to your van today?

Post by mikenorman » Sat May 23, 2020 6:15 pm

Thought I’d work some headlights I’ve been planning to build for a while.

Off the side light and indicator is a switch back led strip and a smaller halo for the side light.

I’ve fitted Bluetooth operated colour changing halos that run off an app and I’ll be fitting them to run directly off the battery. Bit of show use more than anything for the Bluetooth halos! It’s 2 builds in 1 ImageImage

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Re: What did you do to your van today?

Post by gazza31112 » Sat May 23, 2020 6:22 pm

@mikenorman loving them mate, where do you get switchbacks from, I'm not too impressed with my eBay ones during the day, not as bright as I'd like!


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Post by Ghost-rider » Sat May 23, 2020 6:54 pm

cleaned these up today, ready for fitting tomoraImageImage

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Post by mikenorman » Sat May 23, 2020 6:55 pm

[mention]gazza31112 [/mention] theyre the eBay specials! Yeh know what you mean about them being a bit dimmer. I did think to see if I could get some sort of brightness adjuster as the halo is a bit brighter but that’ll be for another build

I’ve got a mad one I’m doing next! Really looking forward to building some different stuff.


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Post by gazza31112 » Sat May 23, 2020 7:07 pm

@mikenorman I'm thinking of what to do on mine next lol, the LEDs I used for my VW badge in the sidelight (not sure if you seen them) are the wrong colour (think they are warm white) other than bright white so they are annoying me, and don't match the strip lights, thinking of a way to make it into an indicator instead.
I'm thinking of ditching the switchbacks because I'm getting some disapproving looks from other drivers that I assume can't see them!
Can you set the halos on a specific colour or is the default always white?

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Post by mikenorman » Sat May 23, 2020 7:54 pm

[mention]gazza31112 [/mention] it’s default white on the app loading fresh but if you keep the app open it remembers your last setting. You toggle them on and off through the app!


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Post by mikenorman » Sat May 23, 2020 8:01 pm

[mention]gazza31112 [/mention] and if I find the indicator is pretty dim from a distance, I’ve left the original indicator bulb there as an option to run along side it


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Post by the swan fiend » Sat May 23, 2020 9:46 pm

@ Ghost-rider. I’m loving those seats mate. They’ll look great when fitted


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Post by Ghost-rider » Sat May 23, 2020 9:59 pm

@swan fiend, cheers mate, been after a set of these for a while, was trying to find a local set, but ended up traveling for em, all good tho

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Post by Craig Cheatham » Sun May 24, 2020 10:04 am

Great seats Andy! They'll look spot on, on those quality bases! :D

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Post by Ghost-rider » Sun May 24, 2020 10:08 am

@craig cheatham, cheers mate, i kniw wot ya mean about quality bases

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Post by Papa Bear » Sun May 24, 2020 1:32 pm

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Post by C Chis » Sun May 24, 2020 5:50 pm

Today I finished (yes, really) the back of my van ready for MTB adventures great and small

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Okay, not quite finished.... looking to build a fold down bed out of box section for overnighters and paint the rear door scuff plate black, but getting there Image


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Post by Giddy » Sun May 24, 2020 6:35 pm

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Post by Robpatton1990 » Sun May 24, 2020 6:39 pm

Only managed to do some coding today as I'm waiting on parts 👎. I did managed to fit led number plate lights and code them, change the image on my radio from a golf to a caddy when reversing and now I have fog lights turn on when turning.

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