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Flux Capacitor Lighting

Lights Bars

After I watched the video over and over, I've decided on 4 lights per fluxing tube.  I've spaced them out 16 mm, the first starting 8 mm from the back edge.  Yes, I know that's metric.  But it easier to measure than 41/64 of an inch.

After I watched the video over and over, I've decided on 4 lights per fluxing tube.  I've spaced them out 16 mm, the first starting 8 mm from the back edge.  Yes, I know that's metric.  But it easier to measure than 41/64 of an inch.

Flux Capacitor Light Bars marked

I use a mill vise on my drill press so that I can drill the holes in line easier.  First I drilled a 13/64 inch hole 3/8 inch deep.

Drilling the light bars 1

Then I counter-bored a 1/4 inch hole 1/8 inch deep.  This will allow the light bars to sit down flat over the LEDs.

Drilling the light bars 2

Here's what they look like after they were drilled.  They came out pretty good.

Light Bar drilled

I had to set it in place to see how it looked.  So far, so good.

testing light bar

Next I needed to sand and polish the top edge so that the lights will shine through.  This took quite a while.

sanding the light bars

You can see the progression of the sanding and polishing.  Acrylic is great because you can polish it to be crystal clear.

Sanding results

I then masked the edges and painted the sides a metallic gray.

painting the light bar

So, do all that for all three light bars and you can move on to the mounting plate.