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Old 08-30-2008, 07:05 PM   #351
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I started to pull my headlights apart today... after looking at the shape of the Hella modules and their mounting plates.. It looks like I am going to have quite a bit of fabrication ahead of me

I'll post up the "phase 2" of these lights as I get some progress.

Looks like I will be loosing the turn signals from the lights and just tapping into the turn signals that I have on my front bumper and front fenders.
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Old 08-30-2008, 11:23 PM   #352
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cool. i have faith in you, you'll figure out the housing.

my L bracket supports are JB welding themselves to what's left of the inner tunnels as we speak. the h7 wrx projectors are sweetness. and i moved the fog lights to the air dam and wired them up so i'll have fogs, driving, hi and low. all wired perfectly.

but yeah, the 90mm don't just mount up, they're a hair too big for the tunnels.

what's the huge challenge for me is going to be making a rear housing to cover the wrx projectors. your solution is not really workable for me because i threw out the oem rear housing.
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Old 08-31-2008, 09:26 PM   #353
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I plan on cutting into them tomorrow.. today we spent all day installing Kiwee's FMIC on his 07 STi..

My fingers are a bit numb... I think I have everything I need for my headlights.. just gotta do the work.. Hoping to have it all done by EOD Friday... Big Subaru of Canada meet on Saturday...

I've got one BIG ASS Shroud going over these hella's so I hope it all fits

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Old 08-31-2008, 10:04 PM   #354
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i spent all of today working on it and biking to shops to get bolts and stuff.

i have no clue how i'm going to shield this projector off. i'm thinking pvc but i need a 5" tube and it's not going to be easy.

i think for added strength i may use a hose clamp around the brackets to keep strain off the JB weld
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:08 PM   #355
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this thread was awesome ... fully enjoyed. way to go with this mod. came out awesome!!!
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:06 AM   #356
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i spent all of today working on it and biking to shops to get bolts and stuff.

i have no clue how i'm going to shield this projector off. i'm thinking pvc but i need a 5" tube and it's not going to be easy.

i think for added strength i may use a hose clamp around the brackets to keep strain off the JB weld
Go to the plumbing section and get a cleanout tube cap... it will even have the threaded section on the back to un-screw when you want acess to it

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Old 09-01-2008, 08:29 AM   #357
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You are a madman Tim!
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:29 PM   #358
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yeah i spent like 15 minutes in that section. ended up getting a HUGE 7" drainage valve access port thing from garden instead.

the projector won't fit in the largest cleanout tube cap.
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:33 PM   #359
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my fmic said 'thanks'
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:46 PM   #360
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my fmic said 'thanks'
Hopefully all the hoses are staying put and there are no leaks yet
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Old 09-01-2008, 09:58 PM   #361
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*********** UPDATE ***********

Ok.. so I tore into these headlights today starting at noon... and went to dinner time and then followed up with about an hour and a half after our little girl went to bed.

Started with this once it was all taken apart...


Here is a quick look of the BIG ASS shroud that I picked up for them:



Yes that is a drain cleanout The reason I went with it was so that I could mess around by molding the cap into the headlight unit and then screw on the shroud after I it was all done.

Here is an idea of where it will fit:


Next I cut out a ton of the old fiberglass work. There was still a bit of trimming left to do after this point but you get the idea. I used the back of the old projector housing as my guide to make sure the new shroud and mounting point was pointing in the right direction.


Now you can see what I mean by the shroud threading onto the base plate. The base is the cap from the drain cap... but I cut out all the inner material so that it was smooth all the way through.. that was lots of fun... NOT



And here you can see that the projector mounting plate mounts nicely to the back of the drain cap and will be screwed into place:

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Old 09-01-2008, 09:58 PM   #362
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Everything back together:




So now I screwed the base plate onto the back of the old projector housing to hold it in place. And then threaded on the shroud. As you can see it doesn't have enough clearance to get the OEM lense back on:


So I cut the width of a strip of tape off the end of the shroud and it all now fits:



So tonight I finished up modifying the other shroud (cut the excess of the end to fit) and also cut out and modified the cap to be straight through and mounted the bracket on the back.

This headlight is now ready for some fiberglass that I will have to pick up tomorrow. The other headlight now needs to come apart and get cut up to match.. the shroud is ready to go.

What I am hoping for is to get the other headlight cut up and all the fabric glued in place tomorrow night and ready for the resin.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:11 PM   #363
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looks interesting still. i'm gonna keep an eye on this one
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:45 PM   #364
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man i wish i had the patience and ideas that you have.
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:54 PM   #365
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damn. higher is better for seeing with lights, so that will be cool.
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:35 AM   #366
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here we go!
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Hopefully all the hoses are staying put and there are no leaks yet
so far it survived a trip to work. 30km (~20m)
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:59 AM   #368
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always working hard on something new! i love it
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:11 AM   #369
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this is nuts, you guys with these light mods are amazing. cant wait to see the finished product
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Old 09-02-2008, 04:40 PM   #370
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lots o work, damn!
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Old 09-02-2008, 05:39 PM   #371
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You've certainly created a monster here. I like to see this kind of ingenuity, reminds me of me. Even with having seen all your work, I still can't stomach the wallet drain of Jdm's. Just so you know, I will shortly be following in your footsteps, using your mistakes and successes to build the most righteous set of bug eyes ever... hopefully. Well maybe not, but I sure will try.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:04 AM   #372
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Anything new? Awesome work man!

Will TSX projectors fit in the ebay knockoffs without much cutting? If not, is there any HID OEM projector that will fit?
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Old 09-03-2008, 09:49 PM   #373
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Brce you should put some serious thought into talking to some chinese factory owners and having someone produce your design on a large scale. I'd imagine there's no reason why whoever makes the e-bay headlights couldn't make a new mold to match the ones you've been making. I will never understand why the cheap e-bay stuff doesn't copy the good mods. I know it would be lower quality than the real deal, but there's no reason it can't look like the real thing.
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Old 09-03-2008, 10:41 PM   #374
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the car is too old and the lens cover would be too much money.


the ebay stuff did copy the good mods, they copied the wrc ones but with a larger and uglier turn signal. the production costs are MOSTly in making the mold and designing the optics around it. once you have the mold it's cheap to knock out a ton of them.

because most of the cost is in the design and initial costs, it's easier for them to just use the OEM ones or the wrc style ones they made back in 02.
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Old 09-05-2008, 07:12 AM   #375
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Well it looks like I won't have the headlights finished for Saturday... just too much time needed for resin to cure and finicky sanding.

I do have a bunch of pics of the progress so far.. I'll try and upload them soon.

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Will TSX projectors fit in the ebay knockoffs without much cutting? If not, is there any HID OEM projector that will fit?
I'm sure you could get some different projectors to fit... but it will involve some fabrication.. the back of the projector housing is bigger than 90mm, but it is configured to mount projectors from the front, not the back.

If you want to have a projector's mounting points at the back, you need to cut out the back of the housing like Handsdown did.
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