(Topic ID: 39965)

Finished my GnR mod


By dsuperbee

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

Finally finished! I have been wanting to light the snake on the ramp for about a year now. But moving into my 1st house and life got in the way. (I also made the mistake of moving with a partially torn down GnR. DO NOT MOVE WITH PARTIALLY TORN DOWN PINS! ) I purchased a green cold cathode kit for 4 bucks on amazon (I also have one for the pinbits backboard, but have not attempted that yet.), and worked on finishing the shop job & redoing the Axl hole repair. I am VERY happy with how it turned out. Not as bright as I was expecting, and almost the whole snake is lit (which is what I was going for)

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#2 6 years ago

Looks pretty good, could you get some more up close pics and possibly a link to parts you used.

Thanks, Matt

#3 6 years ago

Sure! It will be later in the evening when I get home from work.

#4 6 years ago

That's pretty slick - good job!

#5 6 years ago

That looks great and if I still had my GNR I probably would do the same.

#6 6 years ago

The tube I used I purchased from Amazon. Here is the link:

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The first pic shows the support mount I rigged up from some metal I had laying about. I had to put a washer between the metal support and the ramp to guarantee ball clearance.

Second pic shows the tube and the supports mounted to the ramp.

I had to extend the wires from the tube to the inverter box about 6" to get it to where I wanted to mount/zip tie it to the existing harness. I then extended the cabling going from the inverter to the spot I tapped (near the coin door on an unused plug.) through the harness so it appeared nice and neat, with no loose cables.

I tapped the black wire on the plug for the ground, and grey/red for the 12v needed to run the light. I do not have any pics of this, but can take some if needed/asked.

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#7 1 year ago

Thanks for taking the time to make this post. I did mine yesterday based off this thread and it looks killer!! I used plumbers tape/strap for the mount on mine, similar to what the OP used. At first I thought it was too bright so I removed the led bulb that is behind the drop targets and it did the trick, not too bright now.

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