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so u gonna take all the red reflectors out put leds in and paint them white like your headlights?
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so u gonna take all the red reflectors out put leds in and paint them white like your headlights?
There are 2 red lenses and 1 red reflector in each tail light. (Also one clear lense, for reverse) They will have to come apart so I can fit the PCBs behind them. The only thing that will be painted white will be the boards themselves, and the chrome. (just like my headlights)

The red parts will be reinstalled after paint/PCB work is complete. Your supposed to have red reflectors by law (even know technically right now I don't have amber reflectors up front)
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i have completly clear taillights with no red reflectors and i know by law u r supposed to have them... but i have never had a problem. they light up red with some huge red led bulbs... if there is a cop behind me i just turn my running lights on so they light up... it seems to keep them away... i have had these for about 3yrs now.
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i have completly clear taillights with no red reflectors and i know by law u r supposed to have them... but i have never had a problem. they light up red with some huge red led bulbs... if there is a cop behind me i just turn my running lights on so they light up... it seems to keep them away... i have had these for about 3yrs now.
I know I can use LEDs to make them look red. All clear tail lights are just not my style.
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it sounds like you got a good plan for the tails
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Today I cut more of the other tail light away so I can get the 1 remaining lens I need.

I sprayed some oven cleaner on 1 of the wasted housings and WOW. It did a fantastic job of removing the chome. The paint will just stick to this now like there is no tomorrow.

Very Exciting results.



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i love the EWG vid better! 44mm?
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i love the EWG vid better! 44mm?
External waste gate? Yes 44mm. Another topic for another day.

Anyways I can say that the glue is MUCH easier to get apart when you use oven cleaner to wipe out the chrome on the tails. I hope to have everything disassembled and ready for paint this weekend.
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man, It's been a while since I've been here but the lights look damn good. Can't wait to see the tails.
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man, It's been a while since I've been here but the lights look damn good. Can't wait to see the tails.
I know you all think I'm slow with this but I've been preoccupied with a different project and I haven't been working on the lights as much as I should. I have a few days off soon so I hope to spend nearly every waking moment getting further on them.
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oh I wasn't calling you slow man, I've been busy as hell myself. I know how it is with hobby work, gotta make sure you get everything else done before you can play, I've had time for nothing the past month. Plus you put a TON of work into these heads/tails.
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I have all 4 pieces I need (2 lenses, 2 housings). Took apart the inner-lenses on one of them today and did some oven-cleaner-dechroming. Also starting to develop pattern size/shape.


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looks good! keep it up.
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Looks sick man! Awesome skills for sure.
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any progress?
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any progress?
Been slow lately, working on too many other projects.
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any progress yet... i just like how your headlights turned out and i wanna see these tails
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How well are the projectors held in the housings? I was wondering because I'm planning on doing a similar conversion but my truck does see a fair amount of offroading and I don't want my headlights flying out all over the dirt... I was thinking I might be able to add a backing plate or some resin/F-glass or something but IDK
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I haz projectorz...




ok i don't post here much (ever, haha) but i have a question. on theretrofitsource's site for the morimoto's that you have (the mini h1, right?) they say that it basically screws into the existing hole in the back of your headlight housing. did you just cut your housing up to get it to sit farther back, or am i just confused?
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SLOW ! No way man, I have had a project on the back burner for more than four years…
I will finish it but in my time.

ltr/luck/great work as always.
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A few updates:

























It's going to be 105 superflux per tail light.

I still need to make the sidemarker panels..
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Jp7,
Could you take a picture of the space between your projectors and the radiator support?
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Made up the side-marker boards today. Only 4 LEDs per side-marker. I'm happy with the fit.




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ahh thats gonna look awesome..this on the 06+ tails would look sweet as well
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the boards have been painted, and I've started installing LEDs...







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