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Old 05-04-2009, 10:21 PM   #61
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Stop teasing us and start selling these!
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Old 05-06-2009, 03:28 PM   #62
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I want to see these projectors! I like the first miataturbo rad cover best.
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Old 05-07-2009, 12:32 AM   #63
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I'm really diggin the 944 style vented nose, very aggressive.. really nice build overall!!!
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Old 05-09-2009, 12:05 AM   #64
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Well, besides for getting pulled over for doing 67 in a 40 , today was a good day since I got my headlight brackets and bezels punched out and everything installed....Here's a **** load of pics to show the progress, still a lot of finishing work to complete (including plexi covers) but at least its functionable....sorry if it takes forever to load

MOCK UP (Printed drawings to scale to test fit)

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THE REAL DEAL

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LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION...**EDIT** Better pics in post #85, camera settings were wrong for these ones

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Old 05-09-2009, 12:33 AM   #65
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If a transformer was a miata...this is what it would look like.
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Old 05-09-2009, 11:42 AM   #66
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Go Spence Go!

been following this thread all along, friggin impressive results with everything you seem to tackle.


You know CT & NY aren't that far away right....(wink wink/hint hint)
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Old 05-09-2009, 01:09 PM   #67
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so when are you coming down to old saybrook to make me a set?


Are they bright enough to safely drive with at night?
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Old 05-09-2009, 04:09 PM   #68
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so when are you coming down to old saybrook to make me a set?


Are they bright enough to safely drive with at night?
Not sure I'd wanna make these again lmao...this was probably the hardest project to do thus far...even with all the test fits and mockups, I still had to "salt" these in quite a bit.

I would definitly say these are bright enough to drive safely....I took it for a rip last night after the install, just before the rain and never felt like I was "out driving" the lights. These are way brighter than any standard hallogens and plus I have them aimed up a hair since I did'nt opt to get bixenons (glad I did'nt, no room for the shutters which are on the side of the housings)

Once I get all my projects squared away I'll have to meet up with all you locals....when I get some trust in the car to make long trips we'll have to shoot over to Bear Mountain for a run or something....
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Old 05-10-2009, 01:26 PM   #69
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WOW, WOW WOW!!! love it dude!!! you have done everything to her i wanted to do but didnt have the time for. Very happy she ended up in your hands, you are deffiently doing her right! keep up the good work.

Love it!!!
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so while i was reading this last night, i happened to look up at my dresser and see the 1 remaining piece from my Sil80 I totaled--- my headlight...


Well I decided to canabolize it and take the projectors out of the housing. Now i have the same projectors as you and I am gunna do this within the next few weeks! thanks for the idea!!!!
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Old 05-10-2009, 07:55 PM   #71
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so while i was reading this last night, i happened to look up at my dresser and see the 1 remaining piece from my Sil80 I totaled--- my headlight...


Well I decided to canabolize it and take the projectors out of the housing. Now i have the same projectors as you and I am gunna do this within the next few weeks! thanks for the idea!!!!

Cool man!! Got any pics of em? sorry for my ignorance but whats a Sil80?
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Old 05-10-2009, 08:44 PM   #72
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a sil80 is a nissan 240sx hatch (or 180sx in japan) with a nissan silvia front end. They are both s13 chassis. Here is mine:

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Ill post pics 2morro after work of the projectors.
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Old 05-10-2009, 09:13 PM   #73
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Old 05-13-2009, 05:34 PM   #74
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lets get an update
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Not much gets done during the week...Going to punch out the new rad cover, license plate holder (To make that slit in the driver's side of the bumper serve some purpose), and possibly the headlight scoop on friday....tomorrow I gotta check on what we got for plexi at work so I can attack my headlight covers....more will be here before you know it!!
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Old 05-13-2009, 06:10 PM   #76
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nice car is going to be sick cant wait to see it at one of the ct race night hope you show up and yes the roads near lyman orchards are fun as hell i have family that lives over by there
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:58 PM   #77
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Well I got all my newest pieces punched out yesterday, not formed, but at least its something....Included are the License plate holder, radiator cover, and headlight scoop. For the most part they came out good....the letters were a lot harder than I thought they would be, but their acceptable for not doing it with a waterjet or laser. I was also able to find some plexi at work that I'm gonna start to try and make my headlight covers, wish me luck! Sorry if it takes for ever to load, I took quite a few pics....(And no, the license plate holder was not made to go on the back of the car, but I thought it would make a good picture....maybe it'd be cool to put on at a car show or something...)

LICENSE PLATE HOLDER (Why have the logo there if its going to be covered up?? Why not! Figured if somethings worth doing, might as well do it the best I can!! I did make some blanks though...)
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Will bolt to the frame and come through my bumper cover where I have that slit....then I plan on just bending my plate and this holder to match the contour of the bumper....
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EDIT: Just mocked it up and am going to weld it tomorrow, 5-21...just figured I'd throw up some pictures
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RADIATOR COVER
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HEADLIGHT SCOOP
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Crazy shape I know....remember this is where I'm headed with it once its formed...
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Plexi for the headlight covers.....
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looks great man
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hey monday u wanna send me those files? Your projects look great. mine should be getting started up fairly soon.
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Well, got tons of work planned for the long weekend....got the license plate holder finished up today. I was going to use a krinkle paint, but ended up going out on a limb and coated it with some Duplicolor Bedliner **** which came out awsome!

**Don't judge me on my buggy *** bumper, lmao**

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