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Old 11-26-2010, 12:36 PM   #226
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OMG! I saw this for sale and had to share. I laughed out loud when I read post 15 because I saw what was wrong before he did. Some poor soul will probably buy these and sob later over money wasted:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2087106
Don't get me wrong-I admire someone who takes on a challenge but there is something to be said for knowing when a project may be biting off waaay more than you can chew.
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:44 PM   #227
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OMG! I saw this for sale and had to share. I laughed out loud when I read post 15 because I saw what was wrong before he did.
He said it was a "slight issue".
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:52 AM   #228
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So I just took a roadtrip to Hatcher's pass in my Mom's '09 Impreza 2.5i. I modded a pair of H9 bulbs to fit where her H11s were. I also have a pair of Hella 500 fogs to run with the lowbeams. It was dusk when we left and dark when we started back. I noticed her driver's side low beam is out and I gotta say I don't really know how I drove without HIDs before-and with much worse halogen lighting! There were a few times I was genuinely uneasy when it got very dark. Anyhow, I also wanted to post up about an upcoming retro I'm putting together on a pair of Bugeye headlights using the Morimoto Mini D2S projectors. This will be an in depth how-to from start to finish so if you have any questions please post up. I am in the process of aquiring all the pieces I need and will start posting pics as soon as everything gets here!

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Old 12-13-2010, 12:42 PM   #229
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Have a pretty decent set up in the works. I was going to wait for the S2K-R, but I don't have 3-4 months lol. It is a pretty unique set up though, I'm really excited for it. And I guess I'm going 35W for now, I hope I'm happy with the decision, I really liked 55W, but I'm told 55W on this setup is a bit overkill.

I will contact you once I get them back, probably before New Years at the earliest. It's not just LightWerkz doing the work this time, I'll have several people to thank, well worth the wait.

I guess my next project will be a fog light retro once I replace the bumper. I'm thinking the mini H1 with a flat cutoff But that'll be a spring/summer project.
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Old 12-13-2010, 02:39 PM   #230
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cant wait to see these, my mini h1's come in anyday!!



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So I just took a roadtrip to Hatcher's pass in my Mom's '09 Impreza 2.5i. I modded a pair of H9 bulbs to fit where her H11s were. I also have a pair of Hella 500 fogs to run with the lowbeams. It was dusk when we left and dark when we started back. I noticed her driver's side low beam is out and I gotta say I don't really know how I drove without HIDs before-and with much worse halogen lighting! There were a few times I was genuinely uneasy when it got very dark. Anyhow, I also wanted to post up about an upcoming retro I'm putting together on a pair of Bugeye headlights using the Morimoto Mini D2S projectors. This will be an in depth how-to from start to finish so if you have any questions please post up. I am in the process of aquiring all the pieces I need and will start posting pics as soon as everything gets here!
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:32 PM   #231
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yeah i can't wait to get started on my conversion with these jdm's i have to the mini H1's
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Old 12-14-2010, 06:08 PM   #232
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Just curious if anyone has tried any lens restorers? Thoughts? recommendations? I'm thinking of getting the Novus plastic restorer kit to use on retros.
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Old 12-14-2010, 08:15 PM   #233
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Just curious if anyone has tried any lens restorers? Thoughts? recommendations? I'm thinking of getting the Novus plastic restorer kit to use on retros.
have you checked these threads out?
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2011221

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2095790
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:08 PM   #234
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I saw those threads and even posted up in the second one. I was just wondering if anyone here has tried any. While in Arizona I actually used toothpaste on my Sister in-law's lightly oxidized headlights with surprisingly good results(the autoparts store had closed, lol!) and I wanted to expand my repertoire. I ended up getting the Novus kit with the number 1 & 2 polishes. The highest grit wet sandpaper I could find was only 600 so I gave it a try and am stunned by the great results I got. I now need to find some 800 and 1000 grit wet sandpaper to practice more on the broken headlights I have. Does anyone know where I can find super fine wetsanding paper around town? I am stoked with the results so far!
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:55 PM   #235
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i know walmart used to stock 2000 grit sandpaper in their auto section
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:03 AM   #236
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try the napa on dowling, their auto paint store should have higher grit wet sandpaper
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Old 12-15-2010, 12:37 AM   #237
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I used to repair aircraft window using as fine as 4000 grit. If you really want the fine stuff, maybe shop online at someplace like Amazon.
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Old 12-15-2010, 01:22 AM   #238
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Awesome! Thanks for the tips. I will be checking out these places within this week and may even have a before, during and after pic set in the works!
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Old 12-15-2010, 10:16 PM   #240
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The NAPA on Dowling carries up to 2000 grit in their paint section. I got 800 and 1000 grit!
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Old 12-16-2010, 12:32 PM   #241
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I have a pair of bugeye headlights and am just waiting on shrouds and other parts to arrive in the mail! As soon as everything gets in I'll start the retro and be posting pics.
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I have a pair of bugeye headlights and am just waiting on shrouds and other parts to arrive in the mail! As soon as everything gets in I'll start the retro and be posting pics.
Nice, what projectors? Mini H1?
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:43 PM   #243
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Mini D2S. I got a pair to see the difference between them and the H1s. From what I can see it will still take some fitting for the D2S-the H1s would drop in without permanent modification. That said, the D2S projectors will require a lot less fitting than the FXRs.
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:05 PM   #244
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I'm home sick but I got all the components together-apart from the wiring harness which I will be making from scratch.
All the parts-the LEDs will be additional turn signals but I have yet to figure out exactly how I'll use them:

I saw these on HIDplanet and found out Theretrofitsource carries them so I ordered a pair. Note how they come straight back from the bulb instead of the 90 degree type shown in front:

I haven't seen these shrouds on a bugeye yet and ordered a "value" pair from Theretrofitsource. The chroming isn't perfect on one but you'd have to squint to notice it. They did require some sanding around the inside of the ring to fit properly. I may just silicone them on when the time comes like I did for my Wife's shrouds:


One more shot for now. Time to suck down more Tang. Cough, cough!
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Old 12-20-2010, 07:14 PM   #245
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sick. the lights not you lol
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Old 12-20-2010, 08:54 PM   #246
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When I was going to do my swap I thought about running LEDs along the ridge between the main reflector and the "corner" light.
Just an idea to throw out there.
I'm sure you'll cook up something wicked.
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Old 12-20-2010, 10:57 PM   #247
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The tang kicked in and I'm not running a fever anymore. Going a little stir-crazy so here are more pics and progress. There are two locator screws circled in red that need to be removed before heating:

Closeups of the screws:


Heat the housing in an oven at 220 degrees for about 10 minutes or use a heatgun around where the lens connects to the housing. I use the heatgun method. Gently pry apart the lens and housing being careful not to get the sealant on the reflector or on the inside of the lens:


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Old 12-20-2010, 11:08 PM   #248
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Remove this rubber cap to reveal the side-to-side adjustment screw:


This is the ball and socket that needs to be popped out. I can usually do this by backing out the adjustment screws a bit and prying it out gently with my fingers. Back out the adjustment screws all the way and:

Housing and reflector apart:

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Old 12-20-2010, 11:13 PM   #249
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This is the screw in the back of the reflector that needs to be removed to take out the bulb hood:

Removed:

A (very) rough mockup:

Thats all for now!
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Cant wait to see these done man!

You do a great job.

I got word from Matt my Mini D2S's Kit should be here on Thursday!

My goal is to get them done in a weekend. Like I told you via PM do you think tis to ambitious to try and get them done in one day or should I wait untill next weekend so I have a solid 2 days to work on them.

I am getting Matt's Impreza brackets so they should be relievedly plug and play.
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