Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO, USA
I searched the web and there was an illuminated emblem on the LT site from like a year ago but all references to the URL no longer work, so I'm thinking that they don't make them anymore. I think a ton of people would buy this item. I do not have the knowledge on where to start when it comes to acrylic, but I think a LED ring around acrylic would probably work best (like the "eyes" on the 5 series Bimmers). But, I wouldn't even know where to start. I wished I had gone to West Bend this year because there was likely someone there who would know where to start.
Vox, the LED idea is intriguing, but expand if you will on the drilling of holes and mounting of LED's? Are the holes just for the wiring and then the surface mount LED's cover the holes? Although I think LED lighting is the way to make this happen, I don't think illuminating the front of a standard emblem would look anywhere as neat as a glowing acrylic-type emblem, that glowed evenly from behind.
Anyone out there have any contacts in the acrylic world that I could talk to? Again, for the right emblem that looked totally stock and glowed evenly, I think that people would buy them. In fact, I think MOST guys on a forum like this (knowing that we all love this type of stuff) would buy one!
I'm going to run by the Bimmer dealership at some point and look more closely at the blinker emblem on the Z4. If nothing else, I think it would be cool to have the emblem on the side of the tupperware blink with my blinkers (if they were the same size, which I am not sure if they are or not, hence needing to take a trip to the Bimmer shop on my Beemer).
Bob Holthaus - St. Louis, MO - '03 K1200GT - Lite Buddies - MV Adjustable Risers - V1 - Mix-It2 - FIAMM's - CQ HID - Zumo 550 - PIAA 004XT - Custom LED front markers - Aeroflow Tall Sport Screen