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Old 09-20-2010, 09:45 AM
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Re: Projector retrofit progress

Gotcha. The way I've done it in the past (on different vehicles) is lock the projector in to the same output/alignment as the incan bulb then any adjustments can be made with the up/down, side-to-side headlight adjustment screws.
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Re: Projector retrofit progress

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Gotcha. The way I've done it in the past (on different vehicles) is lock the projector in to the same output/alignment as the incan bulb then any adjustments can be made with the up/down, side-to-side headlight adjustment screws.
Hahaha...there is the flaw mounting directly to the housing. I lose the reference lines that were part of the reflector. I'm really torn because I think removing the reflector will look the best, but it will also cause some issues. Now, I will have additional holes in the housing and I lose my reference for aiming the projectors. I would have to almost mock it up on the vehicle to ensure its beam pattern. Oh, the decisions to be made!
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Re: Projector retrofit progress

As far as using that fiberglass, i would use lexan. That is if you have a vacum, and i see you have an oven.
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Re: Projector retrofit progress

Ok, my new idea...because I am an idiot and cannot decide on things. Also, I apologize for the picture quality, my camera is not functioning properly. Oh, and disregard the busted up reflector, this is my test rig!





I created a bracket from a piece of aluminum angle iron that I will adhere/bolt to a hacked up high beam reflector. I will attach the projector to this which will allow me to retain the up/down adjustment. I already made a mount for the other side, so it will be one additional hole in the housing.



I also started on a "test" fiberglass shroud. I think this is the way I will go, but I want to find some way to keep the turn signal from bleeding into the rest of the housing.

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Old 02-25-2011, 03:11 PM
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Looks good man, can't wait for results, may end up going this route anyway. . .
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Re: Projector retrofit progress

Got some more work done. I seriously work on this maybe an hour or two at a time. Its a nice side project to keep me busy when I run out of other things to do. As a matter of fact, now I am building a vacuum forming table to make some turn signal lenses...

Anyway, here is my bracket attached to the reflector. This is the real deal here, my final version! You can't see the other side of the bracket as I don't have it attached. But this works awesome, I have fully adjustable horizontal and vertical planes. I was concerned this would be flimsy, but even with that one side attached, it is solid. I am going to finish up the shrouds and the rest of the retrofit, leave the lenses off and aim them rotationally on the car. Once they are aimed, I will seal the housings and finish the install in one weekend.



Now, do I leave the bezels as is...or do I do this and make those custom turn signal lenses?



You can kind of see that bezel is jacked from being stupid trying to strip the chrome. But I used it to experiment with cutting off the turn signal reflector. My plan is to cut a hole in the bottom and have a mini turn signal projector. I like this idea vs the other shroud as the parking light bled into the rest of the headlamp. I am open for opinions here, leave the reflector or hack it off and turn my bezel into a shroud?

This was the other shroud option, as I said the parking lamp/turn signal bled a bit too much for my liking.

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Re: Projector retrofit progress

wow

this is intense

Im REALLY glad I went with the Mini H1s!!!
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wow

this is intense

Im REALLY glad I went with the Mini H1s!!!
LOL yeah yeah, the minis are the cheap way out for those who just want it done quick and easy without getting their hands dirty

This is for those willing to roll up the sleaves, pull out the ruler and the level and let the engineer in them shine! LOL, but seriousley, Im hoping that this works out well. The mounting system looks great and seems to do what you want. I too will be doing something similar wheneer the heck I get a free minute

Keep us posted when you get the shrouds on, thats what I really want to see so I can figure out if fiberglass is the way to go or not, hmmmm
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Re: Projector retrofit progress

did you see the shrouds I had on before when they were still all chrome??

I have since pulled them and painted all of the bowls and shrouds satin black
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did you see the shrouds I had on before when they were still all chrome??

I have since pulled them and painted all of the bowls and shrouds satin black
I didn't see them recentley but black is always better haha. Im sure they look great, how do the lights perform though? Nice cutoff and beam pattern? How's the color flicker effect at the top of the cutoff? Did you swap to the clear projector lens or do the minis come with that?
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Re: Projector retrofit progress

does this answer your question of how they look?

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Re: Projector retrofit progress

and heres the other info you asked about.....

beautiful flicker effect and cut off pics are in his auction.....the morimotos already come with clear lenses as well (I purchased all of my stuff from retrofit source however):

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/NEW-M...Q5fAccessories
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