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Cupra LED Side Sills

Discussion in 'Leon Mk2 (2006-2012)' started by hubbly_bubbly, Jul 1, 2014.

  1. hubbly_bubbly

    hubbly_bubbly [center][img]http://i374.

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    Seeing this is the latest trend on most of the new cars today I wanted to see if I could make my own LED side sills.

    The inspiration was this side sill from an Audi R8.

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    I drew up the sill design as I wanted it and had my cousin make the name plates for me. They are made from white Perspex with a gloss black vinyl sticker on top (chose these colours to keep with the theme on the car already).

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    I pulled the plastic sill trims out the car, measured and marked the cut-outs and then using a dremel cut and ground the plastic to the desired shape. I neatened the cut out using a file.

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    While cutting I made sure to keep all the clipping points in tact so the sill could still be clipped firmly back into place. I clamped the nameplates and then glued them into place using some high strength adhesive and silicone to seal all the way around the edges. Leaving it overnight to set.

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    To light up the sills I used strips of flexible LEDs, wired them to my interior lights (see my puddle lighting thread for wiring details).

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    Side sill fitted back into the car and end result.

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    I’m really happy with the way they came out, it’s exactly as I had hoped. They are connected to the interior lights so are switched on when unlocking and they go off when the car is locked and ignition switched on. The pictures make them look quite bright but in person they are more subtle.
     
  2. Joshkcupra

    Joshkcupra Local Retard

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    I have to admit that is pretty bad ass
     
  3. hubbly_bubbly

    hubbly_bubbly [center][img]http://i374.

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    Thanks Josh!

    Im loving it, still not used to it so everytime I open the door and see them I smile!
     
  4. connery-tdi

    connery-tdi Active Member

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    Very nice mod.
     
  5. Richoscos

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    Love this. Good work.
     
  6. cheungy

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    I like it alot! me wants :)
     
  7. lsg60

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    You need to sell these,
     
  8. Clazzer

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    What he said [B)]
    I'd buy some ;)
     
  9. kazand

    kazand Is powered by Medtronics

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    Look good mate! :D
     
  10. mike0105

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    Between this and the footrest mod, your leon will be bathed light. Lovely led goodness haha. Looks ace mate, wish I had the nous to make me some FR ones!
     
  11. Adman77

    Adman77 Audre Est Facre

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    Shutup and take my money!
     
  12. LeonCR

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    this


    what an awesome mod
     
  13. Minty9

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    These are awesome! Great mod bud
     
  14. Big Lee M

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    They look great, awesome write up too.
     
  15. Stylance

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    I actually love this! Please take some money and send me some!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  16. hubbly_bubbly

    hubbly_bubbly [center][img]http://i374.

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    Thanks everyone for the compliments!

    Its difficult to sell as there was so much custom work involved (not everyone is happy to take a mini grinder to their plastics, are they?). I will be looking at ways to make a kit that will be easier and quicker to fit then they will be available to buy! Watch this space :)
     
  17. porksword28

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    I'd be interested, they look awesome. Mind you wouldn't expect anything Less!!
     
  18. GlanzaV

    GlanzaV I start fires!

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    Make up a kit with the plate, LED's, a template/tracing for where to cut and a decently written how-to and these will sell easy! (obviously you might need to make up some Leon FR kickplates aswell :D)
     
  19. RobFR

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    Me too.

    They look fantastic.
     
  20. lsg60

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    This :)
     

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