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teaser: HID retro part deux...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by yosh2000, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 12, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    never tested inside like that so i didnt notice anything wierd? i had to test in my apts lighted parking garage. im sure you'll be fine, as that upper part will fade off into the sky and the lower part will hit the bumper as you stated. dont know enough about the angle and projections to tell you where that light will end up, so the only way to truely know is to install them!
     
  2. Jan 12, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    Thanks Yosh, I got the sealants today. I should be getting to work intermittently again soon. So you just trimed inside the outer ring and notched it in the two spots where the projector is extra wide/square?
     
  3. Jan 12, 2010 at 5:16 PM
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    yep...take a picture of the back side of the shroud straight down and i'll paint the areas that i trimmed to help you out! i would take pics, but they are in their home right now!!
     
  4. Jan 12, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    Wasn't sure if any other angles would help, here are a few I took.

    I'm contemplating just leaving the shrouds as is, since everything will be black, if I can't get the trimming right, its the most annoying part. Trimming the bowl is tough too, I'm debating making the holes larger. They are about 2.75 inches or so right now. so the projector sits further back, making the shroud sit further down too.
     
  5. Jan 12, 2010 at 6:27 PM
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    alright dude, here is my crappy paint pic...
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    the red parts w/o the straight lines is where i sanded down and matched the contour of the ID about 1/2 deep from the back of the shroud.

    the straight lines on the bottom left were cut to fit around the bottom of the projector. i did those about 3/16 deep.

    hopefully that all makes sense...
     
  6. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    Ok, so you basically cut one wide, 3/16" deep notch on the shroud, to accomodate the square section of the projector, as pictured, and then just shaved the inside highlighted lips flush to help it fit around the rest of the projector?

    Seems easy enough.

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  7. Jan 12, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    yep, you got it! i just had the larger veins or whatever you want to call it line up at the horizontals and verticals, dropped the projector on just like you have it in the 2nd pic, traced w/ a fine tip sharpie and trimmed just short of that line. i checked fitment and realized that i had to go a little more...did that and it turned our perfect!

    also, i didnt cut throught the bottom completely. you can see in your 2nd pic as well that the shroud can still cover some of the bottom.
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2010 at 4:54 AM
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    I'm a little confused what you mean about the veins and horizontals and verticals, and when you say you didn't cut through all the way through the bottom? Sorry, it's been a rough night!
     
  10. Jan 13, 2010 at 9:25 AM
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    no worries. although i drew a straight line on the bottom, it only broke through on the OD according to the following pic. hopefully that makes more sense to you. also, i pointed out the veins....and if you make fun of my pic, i will no longer help you out...:D:D

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  11. Jan 13, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    Good deal, I think I have it now! Thanks!
     
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    Ok, so I got one trimmed, and the inner ring is contacting the projector, so it won't sit fully down, did you trim yours at all inside? I'm happy with how it's trimmed right now, so I might just leave it as is.
     
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    ^ yes, sorry i forgot, i cut off just under 1/4" from the back off the inside of those four parts that fit snug to the projector along the ID. just dont trim too much, as the less you trim, the better they will self center the shroud since they are angled out.

    if your happy w/ it, stop messing w/ it! dont over do it just to do it like i did and then mess up another shroud!
     
  14. Jan 13, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    Alright, thanks!
     
  15. Jan 15, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    I painted my gnarfed shroud, seems to hold up very well, even just a half hour or so after painting just one layer, i had a hard time scratching or doing any real damage to the paint. Can't wait until I get more finished on this, and I can start getting everything put together.
     
  16. Jan 15, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    ^ sweet! just let the real ones dry a few days before touching them and you'll be good. its not like its going to have to stand up to scratching or anything once installed. the good thing is that the shroud has some roughness to it, perfect for paint to stick, unlike a smooth chrome or something of that nature.

    something to think about...think about possibly masking off some of the ID of the part that is going to be in contact w/ the projector around the lens area. this way, you will give your silicon something strong to hold on to. if you paint the inside, the bond for the shroud is going to be between the paint and projector, whereas if you mask it off, the bond is going to be the shroud and the projector..make sense?! it might make no difference in the end, but that is what i would do if i was painting the shroud...
     
  17. Jan 15, 2010 at 8:05 PM
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    subscribed. Nice job!
     
  18. Jan 15, 2010 at 9:52 PM
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    speaking of which, is hidplanet down?
     
  19. Jan 15, 2010 at 10:24 PM
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    Seems to be, I can't get it to work either........
     
  20. Jan 16, 2010 at 3:48 AM
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    Good call, I wouldn't have even thought about that!! Sounds like a good idea either way, might as well do it, you can't see down inside anyway.
     

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