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SWEET ! !
I may hafta drop in there sometime.
I think mine had an MP (Mustang Project) part number when I got them years ago and I see they are available on Amazon for $29.95 now.
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1966 convertible, nightmist blue, with parchment with blue appointments, went with the new blue cups and white LEDs as watto1 did, the blue is not overpowering and does not look like fluorescent lighting, a nice glow.
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1966 convertible, nightmist blue, with parchment with blue appointments, went with the new blue cups and white LEDs as watto1 did, the blue is not overpowering and does not look like fluorescent lighting, a nice glow.
I just got a Nighmist coupe. Can you post a couple of pics of your car and include one of the interior/instrument cluster for my son? Thanks.

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A quick w/o blue cover and w/blue cover...

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A quick w/o blue cover and w/blue cover...

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What color is the car and interior going to be again?
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What color is the car and interior going to be again?
Lime gold/black...

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I bought the 70 dash kit with dim able green LEDs from mustang project. I took the difusers out. They have been in the dash for a long time and work flawlessly.
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I replaced my old and burned lens covers with blue lens covers and used blue LEDs Much better than it was. I bought dimmable LEDs from Super Brite LEDs
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Lime gold/black...

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Man, I bet some green LEDs with an amber filter would give a Lime Gold glow. Or you could go with just white LEDs and it would look classy and clean in that black interior.
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This is how it turned out...

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Cooooool. Blue is my favorite color. I still would like to see what it looks like with a green or aqua tint.
Man, how neat would it be to have the MyColor color-changing LEDs that came on a 2005-ish GTs ?....

'66 Tahoe Turquoise/ Aqua coupe
•289 / 4100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •Quick Manual Steering
•Rally Pac •Console •Deluxe Belts
•LOTS of Rotunda accessories
...my first car

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•289 / 2100 •C4 Auto •Disc Brakes
•Dual Exhaust •Power Steering
•Dealer Air Conditioning •Console

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Cooooool. Blue is my favorite color. I still would like to see what it looks like with a green or aqua tint.

Man, how neat would it be to have the MyColor color-changing LEDs that came on a 2005-ish GTs ?....


My 2010 f-150 platinum has them... about 8 different colors.
And the same color is under the dash and rear floorboard.

I know some may not like this, but I actually ordered three extra autometer sockets and green led bulbs....

My plan is to fabricate three small brackets for them and out under my dash.
My car is lime green poly, so I’m trying to stick with the green theme..



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The blue domes dont make the instrument lights blue. Typically the light bulb or LED is a warm white ( yellowish) so that when combined with the blue domes, makes a soft green hue on the instruments.



I bought LEDs for my 71 here:


https://www.hipoparts.com/1965-73-fo...onversion-kit/


Since the blue domes also have a tendency to cut the light output, hipo parts also has really nice extra bright LEDs ( in warm white) and dimmable. My 71 has center gauges that never had good lighting but these LEDs are really nice.
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The blue domes dont make the instrument lights blue. Typically the light bulb or LED is a warm white ( yellowish) so that when combined with the blue domes, makes a soft green hue on the instruments.



I bought LEDs for my 71 here:


https://www.hipoparts.com/1965-73-fo...onversion-kit/


Since the blue domes also have a tendency to cut the light output, hipo parts also has really nice extra bright LEDs ( in warm white) and dimmable. My 71 has center gauges that never had good lighting but these LEDs are really nice.
Good information! The original color ones in the elite series for 69-70 get pricey!

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You don't need the cups (filters) if you have colored LED's as mentioned above.

I have the blue LED's and removed the filter cups. Looks great! So much brighter and crisper then the original. I also redid the lenses, bezel, painted the needles and added a mini tach. So it all looks brand new to me. I can't find a picture with the lights on right now.
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