Building a custom car is something that brings great satisfaction to those who get to partake. It doesn’t matter if you’re finishing a project, or starting a new one, getting your hands on cool products to make your project special and unique is a gearheads candy store.
We’ve featured a few products from time to time from Watson’s StreetWorks, such as the LED glowing cupholders, and some of its other award-winning products like Fuzz Buds. If you’re not familiar with Watson’s StreetWorks, then you should pay the website a visit because they’re the place you can find all of these cool, aftermarket accessories and components to make your car unique, and to stand out.
We talked with them recently about one of the current products being used on one of their own project vehicles: Interior Courtesy LED Light Kit. But unlike typical light kits that use a plunger that must be completely depressed in order for the lights to go out, this kit is magnetic.
The project car is a Velo Rossa kit car, and it’s already had a few items installed, like the Hot Dot Ignition system and RFID security system. Watson’s Paul Pappas tells us, “We figured we better be able to walk-the-walk if we’re talking-the talk.”
The Velo Rossa is an opportunity for the guys to follow the instructions on some of the products they sell, and Pappas said that everything installed exactly as the included instructions state. The magnetic switch only needs to be within a 1/4-inch distance for the courtesy lights to shut off, and eliminates the problems associated with the standard plunger type of switch that can be problematic on doors with larger gaps.
To install, simply drill the holes in the door and body side locations and mount the two components of the magnetic switch, and the body side magnet will contain the wiring to the vehicle’s electrical system. Pappas tells us that the kit will work on any car, especially those with fiberglass body shells, and the receptacles simply snap into place.
It’s a simple installation that solves big door gap issues, and just another cool innovation from Watson’s StreetWorks. Sometimes all that matters is how cool the project car gets with all these custom touches.