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Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 6:37 pm 
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Hey there lads,

I have been asked quite a few times through pm about my BA light conversion, seems a few people want to do it.

I have been thinking about writing a tech doc about it, for others to use and follow or whatever, but not quite sure on how to do so. So i have 2 questions,

- Would it be worthwhile me doing so, IE: would it get used etc

- Do i just do a writeup with pics in microsoft word and submit or what???

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Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:50 pm 
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i'd have a go!

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:07 pm 
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Sounds like a great idea. I was thinking about doing the conversion when I can find some cheap BA lights. I'd suggest doing it as an attachment in PDF or Microsoft Word format so people can download it if they want to.

Whether or not people use it is another matter. At least if someone asks about it you can say, "Look in the Technical Documents section".

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:32 pm 
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True, good point.

So in word is ok then, rightio, i might have a crack at it tomorrow.

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:07 pm 
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ok i also have all the details on how to do this conversion

 

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Posted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:07 pm 
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OK,

i've written a doco, containing enough photos to do the conversion with ease. The doco has a couple of borrowed photos of the net that i didn't take photos of, this fills in my blanks.

Now, how do i submit it??

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 7:40 am 
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The first Announcement in the Technical Documents section outlines the procedures for submitting a doco. I think you'll have to send it to someone called Happy to get the OK (via a PM I presume).

 

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Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 9:03 am 
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PM happy or forward this to happy via PM
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Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:41 am 
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OK, will do. I knew i should have checked the stickys first.

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Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 10:35 pm 
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Ok, the tech doc has been sent for application.

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 Post subject: Re: BA into boxcar headlight conversion tech doc.
Posted: Thu Feb 05, 2009 10:08 pm 
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Would be very interested in seeing how you do it, though Ive got an EF Ghia so mine would be different. Got any idea which ones are suitable for an EF EL conversion? Ive been looking at other cars for suitable donors, possibly BMW, Mazda 3, Elantra or VU Commodore
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Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:46 pm 
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I'm sure the conversion would be similar in how it goes together, the problem is through how narrow the EF/L lights are. Personally i dont think elantra or mazda 3 will fit as the would be too deep and large, you may find bmw lights that can fit.

You didn't mean VE did you? Because VU lights reflector dont really differ that mu7ch to EF/L
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You should go to the wreckers with your tape measure and see what fits.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 10:11 am 
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Helloo,

How did the tech doco for this ever go? be very interested in having a read?

Thanks,
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Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:10 pm 
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I did it and sent it to happy, but no answer from his end yet.

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2009 6:34 pm 
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Well if and when you hear back can you please shoot me a copy? (even if its now I just bought an xr front and probably wont do it... but just wanted to see how the finished product looks and how many steps are involved in getting it there...)

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