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nice man, very well done!
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Very nicely done! Can't wait to see it all finished.
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These are the fusion projectors that I intend to retrofit into my fogs on the 04', and add as stand alone fogs to the 03'.

Nice comparison of how they will fit into the stock 04' fog lights - also a comparison on size vs size of the morimoto mini h1's.





Here are the PCBs for the corners, etched and cut with my new bench mount band-saw.



Another problem I ran into, something that I should have figured but still surprised me.

The chrome coating on the inside of all my lights (I checked) actually conducts electricity. It gives me about 1 ohm per half inch of distance. Therefore I had to sand it down on the inside of the corners because the surface of the PCB will be very close to this.

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You should mask it off and spray plastidip behind where it will be since it is like liquid rubber.
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You should mask it off and spray plastidip behind where it will be since it is like liquid rubber.
Yea - I can do that as well. Its hard to tell from that photo but the surface where the PCB touches is sanded totally down. Can you link me to that product you recommend? I might go with that as well for some added insurance.
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Plasti Dip Protective Coating Products | Synthetic Rubber Dip Coating

It's the one in the can. You can buy it at Home Depot/Lowes/Ace Hardware etc..
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I was just going to suggest liquid spray electrical tape, basically the same as plasti dip.

Either one would probably work as an adhesive for the PCB too.
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that video makes me want projectors...
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Woe those fog lights compare very well to the mini morimoto h1s we got, very impressive and colorful cutoff line. I would say besides the very wide beam and better visibility I love how projectors look to oncoming traffic, at every angle they have different hues of purple and blue then straight on look white. Absolutely amazing job done here
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So are you accepting any orders for custom work?
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So are you accepting any orders for custom work?
Not yet, not enough time. I have to finish my stuff first.
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I'm anxious to see your reverse lights
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Update:

Last night I installed both headlights with projectors mounted and drove to Kmart to aim them late at night against the wall of the building. After removing the lights and shimming the adjustment spots I made I have the aim basically perfect (although I think I want to adjust the rotation of the drivers side)

Today I built the PCBs for the headlights, and I'm happy with how they came out. I had continuity one place where I wasn't supposed to, but I fixed that with a razor blade. They fit awesome. Obviously these are installed backwards (so you can see the trace).



The only problem I have now is that I need a 1.0mm drill bit. I was able to find 1/16th" size, but I don't want to use these, I want something smaller. I will probably buy about 50 of them because I'm sure I'll break quite a few of them.
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nice man, coming along!
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Amazing!
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these are sweet
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Very nice! Any pics of the headlights while you aimed them?
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Very nice! Any pics of the headlights while you aimed them?
no - I'm going to make one little adjustment to the left one (like said above)

I'll get those soon when the PCB's are complete, along with the paint and shroud work.
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Not yet, not enough time. I have to finish my stuff first.
Seriously though, let me know when you do have time. I have a few projects for you.
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Took apart my projectors today and painted the cutoff shield so that they will look bright green from outside.




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wall-e wants his eyes back
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lookin good though! can't wait to see everything all finished up.
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you are a very crafty person jp7 i want to shake your hand and meet the creator of the LED sun

one morning we will all wake up and notice jp7 replaced the sun with LEDs
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...one morning we will all wake up and notice jp7 replaced the sun with LEDs
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That's sooooo sig'ed....

thanks! you just made my night
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Hey JP7 do they sell "full spectrum LEDs" on whatever site you buy your LEDs from? I'd be interested in making a full spectrum lamp for myself. They're expensive but cheaper than shooting myself.
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