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PostPosted: Thu Sep 03, 2009 9:18 am 
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why don´t use the lens from a firefly to cover the whole optical in front, give them a more oem style =)


Putting a lens especially a crappy one, in front of another lens would totally screw up the light spread.
not a smart thing to do. :-P

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:22 pm 
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I made a second set of projector headlights for my Metro. This one is identical to the first (i sold the 1st and made a decent profit!!!). It is extremely simple to do, with only minor cutting/trimming. The only things you would need are a pair of BMW 7 Series projector headlights(and the 9006 plugs of the BMW), 4 inch PVC (cut to 2.5 inches long), and 2 packs of JB Quick weld. If you get the light from your local PullaPart and tell them they are Fog lights, you should be able to do the entire retrofit for around $25 for everything.

I am about to buy some HIDs to put in them also.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:30 am 
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I want to make some, but I can't find a 7 series in any of my junkyards to save my life.

How much of a markup would you charge me for a pair of projectors?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:29 pm 
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heres what i did today...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:19 pm 
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YAY blind ALL the oncoming drivers!


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:25 pm 
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theyre double bulbs, those are the hi beams and teres a regular 55watt low beam


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:25 pm 
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do you have a link to those hids? having a halogen low and hid high would be nice.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:33 pm 
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geopat wrote:
do you have a link to those hids? having a halogen low and hid high would be nice.


if I remember correctly, using and HID as a high beam will kill the HID very quickly, as they are not meant to be turned on and off like a highbeam usually is.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:39 pm 
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if I remember correctly, using and HID as a high beam will kill the HID very quickly, as they are not meant to be turned on and off like a highbeam usually is.

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ok thanks ill change the plugs around and aim the lights a little lower


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:28 pm 
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flashing them on and off quickly will cause problems, off and on every few mins shouldent affect them.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:17 pm 
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97swifty wrote:
... where are the high beams ???

yes indeed.

and how about this conversion for the Swift headlights?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 2:44 pm 
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How are those working for you Sprockit? I was gonna go to Jason for HID's. But now I kind of just want color, possibly even just white to look cleaner.

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PostPosted: Fri May 14, 2010 12:31 am 
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Alright, time to update this. Today av6g6 and I got the time to actually finish the HID retrofit into my Metro. This is one of the coolest retrofit we've ever seen/done. He got the idea to use a vacuum former to make custom bezels for the projectors.

So below are the pics of what we accomplished today, along with some pics of my 35 watt 6000k HIDs that will be going in the projectors:

This is the heat shield i made out of PVC. It will cover the nasty sides of the projector that will let unwanted light out the sides of the lenses, it will also keep the majority of the heat off of the lexan.

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What we planned on doing was to use the pvc shrouds as a heat sheild for the actual lexan shrouds themselves. So what we did was to place the entire headlight assembly in his vacuum chamber (sounds evil) and placed almost melted lexan over the projector to make a form fitting shroud.

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As you can see, it turned out AWESOME!!! This is the pic of the final piece. I still have to put the larger lexan lense cover over it and the black trim rings on, but this is the overall finished product. Here are some shots of my HID (35watt, 6k) in one of the projectors. These pics were taken at a parking deck directly next to Auburn University's Jordan-Hare Football Stadium(87k people). You can see on two of the shots we showed the light from my projector on the stadium itself.

Thanks to Blake (av6g6) for doing the work.


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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 2:54 pm 
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Damn man, that's incredible. Wish my yards had some beamers in em....

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PostPosted: Sat May 15, 2010 9:07 pm 
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Very nice work ... i would be interested on a set if those if you made more to sell ...

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PostPosted: Sun May 16, 2010 5:50 pm 
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Yeah, i'd be interested in buying a pair as well if you so chose to sell some.

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PostPosted: Tue May 18, 2010 1:07 am 
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=P I would rather give the business to a fellow TS member lol

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Kyle, I think we need to just go all out and do a bi-xenon d2s projector in this format. I'm scouring ebay right not to find a set for a good price. Oh, and I think our work is getting better.


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Since apparently we "might" be redoing this (AGAIN) with bi-xenon projectors...

Would there be any SERIOUS interest if we were to sell this pair? We would be selling the completed projector units themselves, along WITH the factory headlight mounting bracket(one that mounts onto the frame), that way these would be totally bolt on, with ZERO cutting involved. These wouldn't exactly be cheap, due to the time/labor put into them.

The only thing that would be needed would be adding an HID kit or just splicing 9006 plugs into your OEM wiring (very very easy to do).

We'll keep this updated if we get serious about making another set. As for now we plan on keeping this pair.

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PostPosted: Fri May 21, 2010 4:08 pm 
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kool beanz i would be like to pick those lights if do sell that set .. very nice work :bling:

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PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 6:01 pm 
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Stay tuned everyone interested. Me and Kyle found another set of projectors and now are just waiting to get the Geo/Suzuki components to make another set.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:56 pm 
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nice work, how about a few more details on the vaccume setup
lexan thickness, temp, preheat ect. that would work great on
my hoodscoop project..


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Oh... the glare!! Brutal shit that is...

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