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Old 02-06-2009, 05:00 PM
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Default The Chad Mod

I have never seen anyone else do it. So I am dubbing this THE CHAD MOD. Sure someone somewhere has done it but whatever... lol

Chad was the first I saw to do this. An now I am doing it too. Not for my car. But a couple long term builds we have. Special customers... etc

Forgive the poor pics, and for that matter lack of pics.. I thought the camera was set to RAW, and I tend to under expose. but SOOOOMEONE coughchadcough switched it back to JPG when I wasnt looking. WHATEVER!
Cut the lens off. I have used a screw driver and hammer to do this before. Chad found just using a dremel cutting wheel was easier and less risk of cracking the lens. So I did that LOL
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there are plastic welds on the back side. Three to be exact. You can see where the tabs are on the front of the red reflector. Grind that shizzle off and they'll come apart.
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Prep, paint and I used 6 minute epoxy to put them back together!
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Pics on the car later!
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:02 PM
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The Chad mod? I did that two or three years ago
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:04 PM
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haha well that was sooooo two years ago. lol and it's only specific to the white center lights! LOL yeah that's the ticket.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:05 PM
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It looks good. Especially with the white centers
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:06 PM
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Thanks man.

Chad's car looks so sick with his color combo. I dont think it would work on ALL cars.. some might need color matching. etc.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:08 PM
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Yah I ended up color matching mine because the black was too much on a red car.

For anyone who is planning on doing this and has the facelift brake lights, the chrome surround is no longer separate from the red lense like it was on the above lights. You can remove the chrome with the proper chemicals and it will reveal the translucent red plastic to give an all red effect. If you want the black surround, you'll have to mask it off accordingly.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:11 PM
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oooOOOOooo really?

when I took the Chrome off with denatured alch it was shiny black under it. wieeerrrd
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:15 PM
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Some other color options for those interested.

Red colormatched surrounds, interior lense slightly tinted

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Glen's facelift brake lights with the chrome removed

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Old 02-06-2009, 05:19 PM
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See I loose Internet for a while and it all slips by
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:21 PM
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Don't worry, I still love you

Chad mod also makes for a good name.
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:24 PM
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looks really good man. even if you were like the 7th person to do it
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:35 PM
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well Like I said. Not for me. LOL though I am thinking the clear lights would look hot with black surrounds
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:40 PM
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do it do it
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Old 02-06-2009, 05:51 PM
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ohhh I will.... IIiiiii will

oh oh we could call it the RAAD MOD.. LOL
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Chad mod also makes for a good name.
Please get the syntax correct

The Chad mod

When referring to Chad of Detroit Tuned the proper nomenclature is "The Chad". Being this is not any Chad but "The Chad". Not be confused with "hanging chad", The Republic of Chad or any other Chad or chad out there. (disambiguation)

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