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Thinking About A Central Brake Light, What Do You Think?


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#1 MikeMPi1999

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Posted 22 August 2019 - 09:38 PM

More 3D printed parts im afraid...

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#2 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 06:52 AM

Looks good.  Just need to hide the wire now.  Essential nowadays to help people in SUVs see you braking.



#3 MikeMPi1999

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:27 AM

Looks good.  Just need to hide the wire now.  Essential nowadays to help people in SUVs see you braking.

 

This is exactly the reason for it. The wire tucks in quite nicely around the window rubber, but I'll route it properly when rebuilding the car next year. Going to print of a slightly shorter version next to try.



#4 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 08:56 AM

I put these Amazon jobbies in my van but yours are neater.

 

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#5 MikeMPi1999

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 11:17 AM

I put these Amazon jobbies in my van but yours are neater.

 

 

 

 

 

your work was actually my insperation. 



#6 mini13

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 12:00 PM

these are a really good idea in a mini and other low cars that might go unseen in with modern traffic, I would look at difusing the light somhow though, as LED's are vary directional and can dazzle,



#7 paulrockliffe

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 02:59 PM

I have a generic motorsport one mounted on a block of wood.  OK, zip-tied on a block of wood.  Anyway, it's roughly in the middle of the screen and 4-5" back, so it uses the screen as a diffuser, the whole thing lights up nicely.  I can't see much through between my seats with the mirror anyway, so I'm using a camera to see behind me, so the location doesn't matter.



#8 Benoit_Dupont

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 03:16 PM

I have seen people mounting custom Motorcycle lights on the parcel shelf and it does look cool

#9 unburntfuelinthemorning

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Posted 23 August 2019 - 03:28 PM

these are a really good idea in a mini and other low cars that might go unseen in with modern traffic...

Not just modern traffic.  My pickup was rear ended three times in the mid nineties - luckily only minor incidents.  It got annoying smacking my head on the head restraint (the rear window) so I fitted one of these lights.  It seemed to help.

 

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I'd rather not fit these brake lights as I prefer the look without them but being rear ended slowly isn't fun and a heavier impact is worse.


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#10 MikeMPi1999

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 06:58 PM

heres version 2, 5cm shorter.

 

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Will take requests for this kit if anyone is intrested. Made enough components to make 3 more.



#11 Cooper Mac

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 02:08 PM

I'd be interested in one of the kits as I've been looking for a suitable high level brake light for a couple of weeks!

 

Any idea of cost?

 

Cheers

 

Nic



#12 riktanius

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:10 PM

Wherre does it connect to inside the car? Like, where is the mount, mounted?



#13 Kombi

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 03:42 PM

If you're making these available for sale, or can put the plans up I'd be keen. I'm always nervous driving around here in the land of giant Pickup trucks.



#14 Dannyboolahlah

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Posted 02 September 2019 - 04:57 PM

That looks great.
I've been thinking of fitting one for a while now. Managed to find one of the Hella ones fitted to the last of the classic Minis... Came today and it's completely different to what I ordered and unsuitable!

#15 SpookyReverb

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Posted 05 September 2019 - 02:56 AM

I have seen people mounting custom Motorcycle lights on the parcel shelf and it does look cool

 

That's what I did (got the idea from a guy on Instagram).

Here's what it looks like on my Elf:

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Here is what it replaced (looked like a crazy plastic robot):
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