Originally Posted by conejo172
looks pretty cool, how did you do that? Special kit or something you made yourself?
Made it myself... Inspired by FORD-A-TUDE....
I foil backed a Black Chrome Running Pony to amplify the lighting intensity...
Dremel cut and filed a 3/16 sheet of clear lexan to the shape of the pony. (I was informed Lexan was used in fiber optics so..I tired it with this over standard plexiglass. )
Carefully placed and spaced 12 LED's to the Lexan Sheet to sandwich between the Pony emblem and the LEXAN.
Drilled a refraction point where each LED was clear taped....
Unmounted the original Chromed PONY and set this one in its place. I debated at this point whether to wire it into the parking lights or the Fog lights.
State Law would stick me if I have blue or red lights so I decided ... The fogs lights so I can cut these off and on with the OEM fogs if I want to. Tapped into Parking lights they would be always on and always a cause for trouble with a fickle cop.
Added some wire loom for a clean look ..
And BOOM... Glow Pony.
I'm going to make another one and document the Mod.... Otherwise you can look at FORD-A-TUDE's version..which is a bit different but still...along the same lines. Link Below.
Total investment if you use your existing Pony..
$10 for a dozen LED's pre configured for 12 to 14 volt applications.
$3 for an 8 by 10 sheet of 3/16th thick Lexan
If you need to buy another Pony add $60 bucks.
Tools = Dremel, Sandpaper, Clear tape, 1'4 inch Drill bit, Pliers and Body Panel Pry tool to remove Pony from Grill without losing the OE locking tabs.
Time = 2 hours tops to fabricate if you're good with Dremel. And maybe 30 minutes to install once you decide where you're gonna tap into for power.