What car is this for?
Ok guys...I need to hear some ideas on how you guys would make what I'm looking for. I want to change my headlights and the only place I can find projectors is from a company in Japan and they want over $1,200 + shipping. That's just stupid if you ask me
anyways...here's what i'm looking at :
how would you guys go about making those? i have an extra set of headlights to play with, and just wanted some input on how you would get started. thanks!
What car is this for?
2007 Honda Fit Sport 1.5L SOHC-VTEC
that pic you linked is uggllyyy...... but again, it's to each their own opinion... Making those headlights and being able to aim them properly will be a b****
If you want to make inner housing projectors what you want to do is heat your oven to around 350* fahrenheit, pop the headlights in there one at a time for a few minutes until the glue around the headlight gets soft, grab a flathead and some gloves. Yank them out of the oven remove the lense portion. Then take the inner housing out, cut a proper size hole into the housing and mount them to that. From there you want to make a shroud of some sort so the lighting doesn't escape. Try making the projectors line up as much as possible to aim straight off of the inner reflector housing. Once you remount the housing to the headlights the projectors should aim like factory...
^^ If you read all of that i applaud you. But you DO realize you're going into a custom setup and everything you do from here on out there will not be a writeup for. Every set of projectors are slightly different from size/cutoff/shield, etc etc. Every set of headlights are different, etc etc. It's a sort of trial and error thing i've done two sets for 97-01 preludes. Debating on whether or not i want to make a set for my 01 Alty since it's my DD. My 240sx already has S15 headlights, so i don't need 'em for that. Otherwise for a custom job, i generally charge ~$600+parts. Either you can acquire them or i can order them.
That's another member at Nissanclub.com he does a LOT of headlight retrofits. I started workin on some last year. That's pretty much what they look like though
go to www.hidplanet.com/forums
those guys are obsessed i am sure you will find a retrofitter in your neighborhood
R. T. F. M
^ or that I generally do retrofits for cars that projectors aren't readily available for yet so they DO get expensive and usually the projectors are of higher quality
i agree those lights are hideous, and they will never be on my car other than for fitament testing. there are a lot of people who do like them and i'm trying to see if its something i want to undertake to maybe make some extra money on the side.
the ebay search isn't helpful really. its all stuff i've seen. i know where to get projectors, i was just curious on the best way to get the housing made.
wow you just totalyy missed the point in the last line.
first of all tell me what projectors you getting, then pull out your headlights, pt it in the oven
cut a piece of cardboard size of the projectos, get dremel, cut out the hole, plant the projector in, reinforce with epoxy, close it up, and u are in business
register on this site as i have pointed above
R. T. F. M