Anytime you add lights to an RC vehicle, it kicks the scale realism up a few notches. It’s not something I do often because I’m not a fan of dealing with the wires and so on, but I really wanted to have lights on this build. The Pro-line LED bar on the roof was a pretty straightforward deal, but adding the headlights took a little thought.
Left: Installing the Pro-lineLED bar is pretty simple. While the body was clear, I held the bar in place, marked where the holes needed to be from the inside, and reamed the holes. The wire that supplies the power has to be run into the body, so I made that hole under the bar so that it would be hidden once it was in place.
Right: When I painted my Pro-line ’66 Chevy body, I masked off the headlight areas so that I could put in some light buckets and LEDS and have the light shine through. I had to come up with something to use as a light bucket, and I ended up using some old Pro-line off-road lights that I had. With a slight modification, they were perfect for the job.
Left: I drilled a 1/8-inch starter hole in the back of the light bucket and reamed it until the opening was just large enough for a 5mm LED.