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A Retro Project for Greg - Red Eye

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Muy Grande, Dec 3, 2011.

  1. Dec 3, 2011 at 9:29 AM
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    Muy Grande

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    Well I'm just going to use some space on TW to document Greg's Retro Project. This one will be a little different but not by much......

    Gregs Project features the following:

    1. Depo Headlights from Amazon - w/ BHLM
    2. Morimoto Bi-xenon D2S Mini Projectors w/ 3five Ballast and Bulbs
    3. Red - painted Shroud Red "The Redeye" - I could probably paint the projector shield to give it a true redeye but I'm not sure at this point if that is necessary.

    I have discovered that during this Retrofit, the Depo Headlights from Amazon are probably the best aftermarket headlights you can buy to do a retrofit. The rear housing is 10x more sturdy than the ebay housings. Also the bowl socket will not interchange into the Depo/ebay rear housing. Amazon headlights will run you about $140 compared to the cheapest ebay price that I've found of about $110. They are worth the extra $30.

    Now for the pics......:D

    Black Bowls.jpg
    Red Shrouds.jpg
    Bowl in Housing.jpg
    Painted Inner Surround 1.jpg
    Painted Surround and Red Shroud.jpg
    Mock up 1.jpg
    Mock up 2.jpg
     
  2. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    Hot damn! Those look amazing! Can't wait to see/get the finished product!
     
  3. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Hod do you get the projector in there after it's sealed up? Or is the lens just set on in the last 2 pics, not actually sealed in? :confused:
     
  4. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    You take the lens off by baking it to break apart the sealer, pull out the thing that covers the original bulb(refactor I think it's called), put the projector in the hole where the bulbs and stuff used to be, level the beam, tighten it down with the lock nut on the back, the reseal it, and finally reinstall the assembly.
     
  5. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    It has to be, cause you ain't putting no Mori's in from the back. I reckon he's just giving us a teaser pic of what's to come.
     
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    That part is understood. What Pugga is saying is the lens is back on the headlight and the projector is not installed yet. I would assume the OP just has the lenses sitting on the headlight.
     
  7. Dec 3, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    I'm guessing he just set the lens on top to get an idea what it's going to look like. that way he doesn't have to bake them again to pry them apart to get the projector in it.
     
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    Oh I misunderstood/misread it yea that's what it looks like the op is doing.
     
  10. Dec 3, 2011 at 1:57 PM
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    They were just mocked up.....not complete yet. I was waiting for the alignment rings in the mail. Now to get them aligned and sealed.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    good choice of housings op the depot brand are the best aftermarket housings you can get next to tyc. they are the only ones i would use.

    not a fan of the red shrouds though or the d2's lol. blacked out with the shield painted and mini H1's for the win :)
     
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    Yeah, that's what I meant, seemed like a lot of work to seal them just to tear them apart again.

    Looks great! Definitely original, Greg's set is going to look nice :thumbsup:
     
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    These look really nice man! :thumbsup: so would these projectors work with any hid bulb and ballast or does it have a specific one that needs to be used?
    I may be interested in a set if your still doing these.:D
     
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    sorry, i meant like brand-wise.
     
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    You get what you pay for....so to answer your question yes. If you buy the cheap ebay D2S bulbs the light output will not be as good as a set from TRS or better yet the Germany made bulbs. :D
     
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    i have a set of the germany made bulbs, i just wanted to be sure that projectors werent for a specific brand, thanks:D
     
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    I just went with what john recommended. I don't even know what the difference between the D2's and the mini h1 is. I trust his judgement though.
     
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    Here are the little rings that held up the whole process a week......and a few with the projectors on. Just waiting for them to dry now. :D It's raining so an alignment might not get done until tomorrow or the next.

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    Projector Installed 2.jpg
     
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