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 Post subject: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 1:36 am 
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Sick of not having any money and an inability to mod my car, so some budget mods are in order, the stock headlights

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Grabbed some clear indicator equipped headlights (as well as some other things :D ) from the ferntree gully auto salvage 'all you can carry' sale, and on a very restless night, decided to attempt to peel them apart at 5am.

Frustration was running high, as they didn't fit in my oven, I tried the hairdryer for one of them, took about an hour... so with the other headlight I through it in the bathtub and filled it with hot tap water, the glue got hot and within 5 mins, had it separated! Relief

Got a butter knife and slipped it down the indicator sides to pop the three clips in, sliding the clear indicator out, and then one screw and the headlight bezel slides out, with a quick 600 wet n' dry sand, then a blast of some wax and grease remover, three coats of a dark blue touch up can from autobahn, and two coats of clear coat.

Pop the front bumper off, and take the headlights out and bath em'. Chuck the new freshly painted bezels in and the clear indicators, grab my old indicator globes and give em a quick spray with some yellow paint... till I get some orange globes :?

While I had the front bumper off I popped the grills off and gave em a few coats of black followed by clear, just for a change. I am going to replace it after all as its a bit of a lancer grill, shut up cam!

After photos posted tomorrow, when its daylight!
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:33 am 
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sounds good so photo's some time today yeah


btw y isnt this in your build thread
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 10:58 am 
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yeah, photo's or it didnt happen!!, lol

kenay he doesnt have a build thread......yet
dunno about u but it took me almost 3 years to start one here
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:59 am 
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Done and done
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What do you all think?
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:04 pm 
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looks nice man how much did it set you back $$ and could you do it with an ef monty?
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:26 pm 
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good job mate...

lukas u can do it to ef/el lights too, the outer section is a seperate item the the actual reflector.
its a messy job and u will need the use a bit of silicon to reseal them, otherwise u run the risk of them leaking and fogging up in the wet
watch out u dont touch the chrome reflectors either, if u try and use glass cleaner on the chrome it will basically wipe the chrome off
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:31 pm 
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Set me back $20 for the spray paint and sandpaper

Dont bother with the silicon as the glue used, reseals itself, just have to keep the glue warm and the rest is brute strength till you reach the clips :D
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Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:35 pm 
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like your work man

hurry up and get a build thread started
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 12:48 pm 
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Set me back $20 for the spray paint and sandpaper

Dont bother with the silicon as the glue used, reseals itself, just have to keep the glue warm and the rest is brute strength till you reach the clips :D


ok...... was just a warning
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Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:00 pm 
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Lights look good but I recon grill looked better before

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:04 pm 
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Lbro wrote:
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I notice you have different wheels on the front. Got any pics??
Oh and i also noticed the stockies on the back :lol:
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 7:29 pm 
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Looks good. They really suit the TS50 look you've got going. I've done a similar mod to my EA headlights and indicators and they came out great!
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:01 pm 
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Yeah I agree the grill looked better before, I just wanted a change... Il take some photos of my rims tomorrow for ya, when its daylight, got em from the ferntree gully auto salvage, 'all you can carry' sale, two 245 19's for the front, and similar style rims for the rear also 19's but 285! :P
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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 11:18 am 
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When is it on?

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 Post subject: Re: Sick of the stock headlights
Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2010 12:14 pm 
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Nah it was only because of that hail and bad weather they had awhile back

 

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