I've had this lurking around on my computer just been too busy lately. Welp, I'm going to throw it up for you guys. If you wish to see the full picture, simply click on the picture.
First off, you will need:
- A piece of cardboard
- Two 8 1/2 x 11" paper
- Masking tape
- Two sidemarkers with wiring harness
- Patience (this task does not require a lot of time, but definitely some patience and making sure things are lined up and accurate)
<FONT SIZE="3">The car: 00 Civic Si</FONT>
Here is a picture of the fender we are first working on. You will want to clean it off and prepare for it to be modified.
Next is, place a 8 1/2 x 11" paper on the fender. The way I worked it is lining it up with the tip of the wheel well, along with the gap
between the door & fender.
This helps line it up so both sides are exactly symmetrical:
Next, place the sidemarker where you want it. then trace a draft outline of where you want it.
Here is the outline drawed out:
Remove the piece of paper carefully:
Now, grab a piece of cardboard. You will use the cardboard as a practice template to make sure the sidemarker fits in perfectly to your draft drawing:
Next, cut the outline out of the cardboard template using a razor blade:
Here is a picture of the template cut out:
Place the sidemarker into the template to ensure it fits properly:
Next, put another piece of paper lined up on the car. And trace your outline of the sidemarker.
Note: For the record, you're only making one template for both sidemarkers. I've seen people do the whole thing all over again and possibly mess up. Just a mirror paper for the other side. This is the whole purpose is to keep the sidemarkers clean and symmetrical to eachother.
Your finished outline again -- but perfected:
Next, the big one:
Put some masking tape over the outline like pictured so the paper doesn't rip or go all over. And grab the dremel, and start cutting exactly how you drew it.
Note: I nor this HT take ANY responsibility if you mess up. You know how the rest goes..
Here is the piece of fender just about to be cut out:
And here is the completed hole!
Now test your fitment and boom, you're almost done!
Next is the wiring. Very simple. Depends on how you want it wired up. The Red is power, Green is accessory, and Black is ground.
If you want turn signal ONLY, you would put the two wires on Red & Black.
If you want running lights only, put on the Green & Black.
If you want both turn signal running lights, put it on the Red & Green.
Walla! And you're done.