Finally Bit the Projector Bullet - Ranger-Forums - The Ultimate Ford Ranger Resource


General Ford Ranger Discussion General discussion of the Ford Ranger that does not fit in any other sub-forum.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 02-11-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Finally Bit the Projector Bullet

Well I have wanted them for awhile and I just got my taxes back so I went for it and bought some projectors for a Retrofit. Here is what I got.
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=237

The Bulbs I got
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=148

The shrouds I got
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...products_id=72

And I decided to go for the CCFL Angel eyes to tie into the parking lights.

Everything will be painted black with the exception of the parking light/Blinker reflector.

Also on the lens is there a way to delete the 3 **** off the headlight lens?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 02-11-2011
TrePaul86's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (8)
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Gresham, OR
Posts: 1,369
I should think you should do amber halos to go with the parking and corner lights. That would be sweet.

Still, regardless, I'm anxious to watch this project!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 02-11-2011
01RangerEdge's Avatar
Scrambles the DeathDealer
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Jackson, MO
Posts: 7,598
I'd love to do these. Don't you have to cut the housing to mount these? I'd be so afraid that I'd miss-align them
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 02-11-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Tre That would look pretty sweet

Quote:
Originally Posted by 01RangerEdge View Post
I'd love to do these. Don't you have to cut the housing to mount these? I'd be so afraid that I'd miss-align them
Not quite positive. I will know more when I have the projectors in my hand. Yeah I am kind of afraid cause I have never done or seen it done other than pictures. But hey live and learn and hope it comes out right. and if it doesn't then keep at it till it is perfect to my liking...

We will see how it goes. Its a learning experience.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 02-12-2011
Pless215's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Dewy Rose, GA
Posts: 473
Jake got away with not cutting his. Just ran everything out the back somehow.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 02-12-2011
00RedRangerXLT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Swedesboro, New Jersey
Posts: 92
Hey ben my buddy just bought his projectors from the retro fit souce too i'll get u some pictures of his.
These are the ones he made for his volkswagon Golf 1.8T
Name:  IMG_0509.jpg
Views: 18
Size:  77.9 KB
These are the ones he made for his brother Jetta VR6
Name:  IMG_0506.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  86.0 KB
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-13-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Those lights look pretty nice.

This is the look im going for... Haha Sorry Tyler

Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-13-2011
WowMike2001's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stevenson, WA
Posts: 2,583
Name:  CustomHIDProjectorDONE001.jpg
Views: 16
Size:  141.0 KB

Name:  CustomHIDProjectorDONE011.jpg
Views: 18
Size:  161.7 KB
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-13-2011
00RedRangerXLT's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Swedesboro, New Jersey
Posts: 92
Those are my buddys fifth and six set of lights and my friend is a perfectionist, no matter what everything looks stock he is absolutely sick at it
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-15-2011
MikeDevo's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: hatboro, PA
Posts: 489
I like this... Keep updating this please!!
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 02-15-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
They should be shipped today. the shrouds and 100mm Angel eyes are back ordered and he said those should ship next week.

I will keep you posted.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 02-16-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Also forgot to let yall know they threw these in for free
http://www.theretrofitsource.com/pro...roducts_id=233

So I will try some different things with them and will only use them if they dont look too rice.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 02-17-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
They Came!!!!! Here is at least 1 of everything in the first box. 100mm Halos and Shrouds will be here next week.














These strips I think I am gonna hide up under between the bumper and the Header panel.




Right back in there



_______________________________________________



Might make a cool Photo contest photo
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 02-17-2011
Beef08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rosevile, ca
Posts: 164
i saw a guy dis-assemble the projector and painted the metal pieces green that are used for the high low cut off so when you look at the projector it was green inside
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 02-17-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beef08 View Post
i saw a guy dis-assemble the projector and painted the metal pieces green that are used for the high low cut off so when you look at the projector it was green inside
Yeah I was thinking of painting these black. or another color
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 02-17-2011
SteelDirigible's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Lexington, KY
Posts: 3,666
interesting project.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 02-17-2011
tkennedy17's Avatar
Member
iTrader: (2)
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Monroe, GA
Posts: 231
its these kind of things that get me into trouble, i already have a hard enough time explaining to the gf as to why im spending money on the truck. lmao
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 02-17-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Quote:
Originally Posted by tkennedy17 View Post
its these kind of things that get me into trouble, i already have a hard enough time explaining to the gf as to why im spending money on the truck. lmao
Yeah she got on me when I opened the box. hahaha... Now she wants me to buy her a gun. hahaha Please dont shoot me with it. hahaha
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 02-17-2011
Beef08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rosevile, ca
Posts: 164
Quote:
Originally Posted by btm757 View Post
Yeah I was thinking of painting these black. or another color
yea its that lil lever that flips up to block out the light black would be sweet i dunno what color i wanna do when i get around to doing this magnificent mod lol
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 02-17-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Yeah Ive followed JP7s thread.

Also I tested the LED strips out just to see brightness. They are quite bright even in the daylight. Going to pick up the housings to mod on Sunday. And picking up mustang Dome light. from Joey (Silver)
Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 02-17-2011
Beef08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rosevile, ca
Posts: 164
Just wish he went into the cutting and the whole install
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 02-17-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
Yeah. His was more of a Heres what I did not a How i did it thread... Not sure I can do a How to. I will try my best to document everything I do but I suck at giving directions. haha
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 02-17-2011
Beef08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rosevile, ca
Posts: 164
sweet..cant wait to see it and if not just take pics of every step or how you mounted em cuz thats the part i dont quite get
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 02-17-2011
btm757's Avatar
Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Norfolk / Chesapeake, VA
Posts: 3,980
From looking at the projectors today it looks like I might be able to do minimal cutting. on the housing. but not sure till I bake the lens off the housing.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 02-17-2011
Beef08's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Rosevile, ca
Posts: 164
from what ive seen on the other installs you just gotta cut that giant hole in the back fit it maybe screw it in a lol and mount with a ton of silicone lol
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
well i bit the bullet on the fullsize mod djfllmn General Ford Ranger Discussion 44 06-18-2012 05:55 AM
Bit the projector bullet... AGAIN!!! btm757 General Ford Ranger Discussion 71 01-11-2012 04:43 PM
A little bit of This, And A little bit of That Crein2009 General Ford Ranger Discussion 6 05-24-2009 11:42 PM
Bullet wheels SmokinRZ Wheels & Tires Semi-Tech 8 01-04-2007 12:19 AM
Bullet proofing a 98-1/2 RL98 General Ford Ranger Discussion 11 09-14-2006 01:57 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:44 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.