I really wasn't sure I wasn't to do another SEMA build, especially after last year....but this one was special.....it wasn't for the same dealership....so I said yes.
My only stipulation was that I wanted to only to builds that were TRULY unique.
Something that might change the game a bit.
The plan with this build was to do something that has never been done before on the platform that was presented.....a 2016 Dodge Ram Megacab.
I wanted to get JW Speaker to send me some Motorcycle LED Headlight pods and I was going to retrofit them into the housings to give them maximum performance and maximum show-style that I've never seen on a Dodge headlight........well...since I was approached in the end of September to do this, we missed the deadline to get the JW sponsorship by a matter of weeks....they are still sending us the products and want to see the project completed...because after hearing my plans, the owner of JW Speaker wanted his Dodge headlights done the exact same way.....funny how truly unique builds can sell themselves once their full potential is met.
The owner of this truck had already picked up a few sponsors for the build to just do a basic retrofit....Diode Dynamics sent Switchback LED Halos and Strips specific to the Dodge headlight, as well as RGBWA Switchback LED DRL Boards and RGBW Demon Eyes. Then we got Klearz manufacturing to send us some Frosted DRL Lenses with Frosted Side Marker Lenses as well.
So, Plan B was to implement all of these products into the build at the VERY last minute if the JW products didn't show up....which they didn't.
I had the local badass Ryan Lewin paint the interior parts factory White and Cobalt Candy Blue.
I assembled all the internal LEDs and wired everything up to make install on the truck (that was still being assembled in another shop a few days before shipping off to Vegas) a snap.
I had a few extra RGB LEDs so I wired up up behind the Frosted Side Market lens to add even more Multi-Color lighting to the mix to make them stand out.
Once everything was sealed up and ready to go, I had them installed on the truck in under an hour to help relieve some stress on the owner/builder.
The amount of light these put off in the White and Amber switchback mode is unreal.....then when you kick on the RGBW accent lighting, these really pop!
This will be in the SOTA wheel booth in the Upper South hall at the SEMA Convention in Las Vegas October 30th through November 3rd; if you happen to be down there.
As for the intended Mega-Build....once I receive the JW Speaker parts, I will be rebuilding his other headlights and making some ripples in the truck market!