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Here is an old Wiking VW I lowered, painted and added recycled cell phone keypad LED lights to. The arc welder effect isn't as pronounced in person as in the photos. The LEDs are a challenge to wire because they are about the size of the solder pads on the 2x3mm LEDs used for ditchlites on the GP39E, more of which can be seen at:
It is fun to do something totally different and new.

Thanks for lookin',

BNSF dude

BNSF foamer
Yeah the welding thing looks more like neon lighting.......... SWEEEEET Make it drive don the rad with a speaker in it ad here you go a Party Hippie Wagon!!! LOL! :D

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