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A Retro Project for rhewins13

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Muy Grande, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. Oct 23, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    these look AWESOME!!!! this is going on my to-do-list(amongst other things). thanks for the info man.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    With the Morimoto Mini projectors, I recommend the Apollo Shroud. Make sure you get the shroud rings (they go inside the shroud and make a nice snug fit on the project....you will still have to use some glue to keep them from falling out over time).

    With the FX-R projectors, I recommend the ORBIT shroud and make sure you get the shroud rings.....again these are the best fitting shrouds for the FX-Rs.

    You can use the Gatling Gun shrouds on either projector...but you will have to use some silicone on the four corners of the projector where the philps screws are located to keep it in place. Same goes for the FX-R however on the FX-R it will not cover the bottom right corner and the projector skeleton will still be visiable.

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Oct 23, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    That helps a lot - I can't stand that the skeleton will show on part of it but I just ordered the Orbit shrouds. Hopefully that'll hide more of it. Thank you!
     
  4. Oct 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Well just wanted to post the finished product! The pictures do not do these headlights any justice they are absolutely beautiful. Of all the Retros Ive done these by far are the nicest looking set. :D

    In this set of pics, I have the alignment, the Halos turned on and the Car Wash/High Pressure wash. :eek: On to the pics.

    Note: The Halos look weird when there is flash on the camera. But they look like the up close pics that are the first posted. :D

    Halo On Close Up.jpg
    Halo On Close Up 2.jpg
    Halos On 1.jpg
    Halos On 2.jpg
    Halo Rings On 3.jpg
    Drivers Side Alignment.jpg
    Passenger Side Alignment.jpg
    Alignment 1.jpg
    Alignment Inside Truck.jpg
    High Beam Inside Truck 1.jpg
    Car Wash 1.jpg
    Car Wash 2.jpg
    Car Wash 3.jpg
    Car Wash 4.jpg
    Car Wash 5.jpg
    Car Wash 6.jpg
     
  5. Oct 23, 2011 at 9:37 PM
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    they look amazing John, cant wait to put them on.
     
  6. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:31 PM
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    Orbit is a good way to cover it up... there's just something about the style of that shroud that I just don't like. The entire piece is chrome (don't matter if you paint it though), and the gatling gun shroud has dull portions. It's personal preference. It is true that you will still be able to see the screws on the FX-R w/ the GG shroud, but honestly its very minimal, and when sealed up with the lens you really have to stick your face on the light to see it.

    OP, nice night shots!
     
  7. Oct 23, 2011 at 10:34 PM
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    i like the ccfl rings to go right around the lens holder just behind the shroud you get the same effect but, you don't actually see the ring all stuck to the front of the shroud.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:48 AM
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    I have a set of Gatling Guns that I put the Halo ring inside the shroud. I know what you mean about having the ring around the outside at first I didn't think I would like it so I never made me a personal set but after making this set. It has changed my mind. I really like the look. :D
     
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    holy sexy!
     
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    sub'd. nice work. i am going to do the exact same kit with the same housings and everything. some people are saying these housings are no good for the retro, how do you feel they did. was it sturdy enough for everything? also can you help explain how to level/balance the lights before yo uput the lens' on?
     
  11. Dec 15, 2011 at 10:40 AM
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    "I didn't do that. I basically drilled holes, eye balled that it should be aimed slightly down, put the light in the truck and adjusted the screws till I got it where it should be. I'll be sealing one headlight today :D[/QUOTE]"

    What holes did you have to drill? and what screws did you adjust? Was it the adjustment screws that are on the housing?
     
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    What holes did you have to drill? and what screws did you adjust? Was it the adjustment screws that are on the housing?[/QUOTE]

    On my fxrs when I did the retro I had to drill holes on the reflector bowl to hold the projector and ya you use the stock adjustment screws to aim the projectors since theyre being held onto the reflector bowl :thumbsup:
     
  13. Dec 15, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    Check your PM.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    i'm not talking about lightin up the vents of the shroud like a design. i was referring to the clean ring of light you have going on but actually hiding the ring instead of sticking it to the front of the shroud.

    pictures 11 and 12 show what i'm trying to explain he buries the ring in just a little so its almost around the lens holder or retaining ring. and the very fron of the shroud hangs over it. this way when it lights up it kind of lights the lens as well it's a cool effect in person and looks a little cleaner when it's all powered off.

    btw dude the paint work your doing looks awesome! no shit most folks think that is the easy part lol but, it's time consuming to have it come out so even and nice like that especially when doing it with paint that has some gloss in it the glossier the paint the harder it is to pull of what you did there so nice work.

    http://customlightz.com/?p=p_253&sName=9th-civic-quad
     
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