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Hella 500 HID Conversion & Mount Behind Satoshi *How To* w/ pics

Discussion in 'Lighting' started by Klipp11, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. Mar 10, 2010 at 6:44 PM
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    thanks :)
     
  2. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:10 PM
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    new daytime pics added to page 1. driver view night shot to follow...
     
  3. Mar 11, 2010 at 3:44 PM
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    awsomeeeee :)
     
  4. Mar 11, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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    I don't have a Satoshi just a grillcraft installed think there's a way to tweak that mount to fit it?
     
  5. Mar 11, 2010 at 7:04 PM
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    Great job on the lights! What bulb (base) did you use? Thanks, Chris
     
  6. Mar 11, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    Lights should fit...they just won't be as close to the mesh as his are unless you extend them out somehow.
     
  7. Mar 11, 2010 at 8:34 PM
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    Nice work man! I like your bracket idea!
     
  8. Mar 11, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    how close do you want the lights to the grill?
     
  9. Mar 11, 2010 at 10:00 PM
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  10. Mar 11, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    the hella 500's use an h3 bulb. got the digital slim 55w hid kit from ddm tuning.
     
  11. Mar 11, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    thanks bud. yeah, it's a pretty solid bracket; those lights aren't going anywhere. :)
     
  12. Mar 12, 2010 at 4:42 AM
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    I'd try to get them pretty close at least within a half inch.
     
  13. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:19 PM
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    ^^ then you'll have to do it a little different. i'll search for the method i'm thinking of...
     
  14. Mar 12, 2010 at 1:35 PM
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    yeah, here we go:

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    this is fibertop's mount from the bottom. he's running his grillcraft flush with the front. you'll have to use steel 'cause you'll have to bend it. get a 4 foot piece of 1/4" thick flatbar and some bolts from the hardware store. once it looks good and the lights are positioned where you want em, give er a couple of coats of paint and you're good to go!
     
  15. Mar 17, 2010 at 1:05 PM
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    Hopefully I can find some time to try this mounting method this weekend.

    I just picked up some 1/8'' thick 2''x2'' steel angle iron. Wish they would've had some aluminum, I bought some extra drill bits to get through this stuff.

    Talk about heavy duty, if I can get this to work the lights aren't going anywhere.

    Thanks for the design Kevin!
     
  16. Mar 17, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    Try and buy aluminum if going this route. It was a pain cutting the cheap steel :mad:
     
  17. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    did you get er done ty?

    hack saw cut through the aluminum stuff no problem :D
     
  18. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    ill be adding a few pictures to this for the first gen bracket i made tomorrow if the OP doesnt mind
     
  19. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    np at all lee

    i'm curious to see what you did! haven't seen what it looks like behind the grill on the first gens.

    post em up!! :thumbsup:
     
  20. Mar 17, 2010 at 9:37 PM
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    its really similiar to yours. in fact i got the idea from seeing yours!
     
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