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Old 03-25-2003, 10:50 AM   #1
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Old 03-25-2003, 10:51 AM   #2
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i like it.
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Old 03-25-2003, 11:15 AM   #3
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Nice, built in eyelids
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Old 03-25-2003, 11:57 AM   #4
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WOW...that looks good man..I like that...a lot!

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Old 03-25-2003, 12:00 PM   #5
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I think it looks cool, any pics from a little distance?
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Old 03-25-2003, 12:32 PM   #6
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Ther is only one a little farther away, but I'll take some after I wash it today.

Here is another couple of pics (if you haven't already seen them all on my pic hosting site yet).

http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/View...p=63038314&f=0

http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/View...p=63036805&f=0

http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/View...p=63036806&f=0
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Old 03-25-2003, 01:15 PM   #7
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How bright is the turn signal though? If you reduce the distance at witch you see the signal then it could be a problem.
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Old 03-25-2003, 01:31 PM   #8
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So basically it's a "Koji" mod without painting the parking light area? Looks like a quality job and I applaud the innovation.
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Old 03-25-2003, 02:02 PM   #9
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Do you guys use hi-temp paint to do the headlight mod?
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Old 03-25-2003, 02:30 PM   #10
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The turn signal is very bright. Seems brighter than before, probably because the light is more focused. I painted the interior of the PVC with chrome paint first. I reused the orange turn signal cover. I simply cut it 1/16" larger in diameter than the PVC and pressed it in. A very tight fit.

The orange cover has two square areas that reflect the light sideways. I carefully aligned it so that it still does this.

To eliminate people not seeing me from the side completely I complemented the light mod by wiring up the side markers to blink with the turn signals. I covered all bases and it works great!

It's Koji style without painting the parking light part of the headlight and inserting of the old turn signal orange reflector.

High temp paint ...yes. I used whatever high temp engine paint the parts store had. I bought both gloss and flat and after a little testing the flat works much better.


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Old 03-25-2003, 02:44 PM   #11
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Kudos, this looks fantastic! I do want to see what it would look like on a non-black car though, since the contrast between the colors would be greater.
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Old 03-25-2003, 02:50 PM   #12
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looks good especially in the night shots
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Old 03-25-2003, 03:05 PM   #13
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Thanks guys!

People have commented on the fact that this mod only takes about 3 hours. Oh NO...to do what I did and take your time (ok the first time doing anything takes longer) it takes about 7hrs.


One more Pic;


http://albums.photo.epson.com/j/View...p=63036209&f=0
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Old 03-25-2003, 07:32 PM   #14
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Question, sorta unrelated:

Where'd you get the corner markers? The ones I got from procarparts fit decently enough, but the part of the marker above the actual bulb is clear and not, how would you say, textured to add reflectiveness. I like the way your's look more.
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Old 03-25-2003, 08:35 PM   #15
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Very clean & creative work on the turnsignal portion, but IMO, painting the chrome bezel portion w/the parking light looks better.

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Old 03-25-2003, 09:22 PM   #16
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Lookin' good!

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Old 03-25-2003, 10:42 PM   #17
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is there a link on a how to for this mod. Very intersted if anyone could help me out i would appricate it.
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Old 03-25-2003, 10:56 PM   #18
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Jeff,
We are Suby owners...no worries. I'll walk you through it whenever you are ready. It is really easy to do.

After doing it I would make some minor changes in the order things got painted and epoxied (sp?).

Aside from that it is only time consuming.


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Old 03-25-2003, 11:50 PM   #19
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Looks nice!
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Old 03-25-2003, 11:54 PM   #20
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Looks nice!
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Old 03-26-2003, 03:14 PM   #21
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Bright idea !
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Old 03-26-2003, 03:51 PM   #22
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pretty cool, very differant.
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Old 03-26-2003, 03:54 PM   #23
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That looks awesome, I was thinking about doing the same thing (paint-wise), but not with the PVC.

Do you guys think leaving the stock orange bubble would leave the blinker bright enough from the side if painting the entire area behind it black? For instance, Drew88's got it figured out because he's got the sidemarkers wired up which is probably a good idea since the PVC won't allow for much of a side-view of the blinkers... but if instead of the PVC you just left the orange bubble, but painted everything as he did, would the blinker be very bright at all from the side?

this is main thing keeping me from doing this. I've got the STi sidemarkers so i don't have the sidemarkers to wire up. I'd love to do the "eyelid" type look, but without eyelids and without sacrificing visibility of the blinker from the sides.

anybody done this?
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Old 03-26-2003, 05:28 PM   #24
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nice, very original
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Old 03-26-2003, 08:19 PM   #25
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Sandkicker-

Can't say I can recall someone doing this mod and leaving the orange bulb cover. It's hard for me to envision how it would look color-wise on other cars to make a blanket statement, but I think it would look good on your black car (going to do the headlight in black, right?). As far as visibility, from what Drew said about the little triangular sections in the cover, sounds like leaving that piece on could only help visibility versus leaving it off. I say go for it - place them on your car after doing the paint job but before reassembling. If you don't like it, leave it off (and go orange bulb or that one that looks silver but illuminates orange) or add the PVC and make it a Koji-style mod and screw the visibility issue. I think it's kinda unlikely any po-po would give you isht for that anyway........

BTW, personally, I'm Koji-mod and sidemarkers wired up:
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