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Have someone photoshop it.
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That looks pretty close, You might be able to look around at some other cars and fine something even closer.

but wouldn't the light being vertical pose a problem, The light pattern would be messed up, it would be skinny instead of wide.
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You will have the most badass grille when you're done with that.
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but wouldn't the light being vertical pose a problem, The light pattern would be messed up, it would be skinny instead of wide.

who cares. it'll look cool atleast lol. They will be used as high beams or aux. lights, so you dont need the beam to be low.

If they take a 9006 bulb, he can pop in a 9005 and make it brighter.
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They might make a projector style housing or something for the Mustangs too. I saw some LED ones on Ebay (ugly as sin though) so i know they have options. I havent explored all of the options yet. I figure there are ways i can mess with the setup. I mainly like it because the shape follows the grille rather well. I might photoshop it later tonight. Im on my laptop and its not installed here.
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looks like that would work
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ive thought about incorporating the high beam wire into the setup too, but i havent messed around with the harness enough to figure out whats going on. The relay setup sounds interesting though and i might give that a shot. I know there are premade relay harnesses out there that i can run and modify as needed too. I dont have a problem with sanding, filler and anything. I get paint and body work supplies free and ive never been afraid to sand a car. Filler work doesnt scare me, you should see some of the cars ive worked on lol.

Does the low beam circuit lose power when the high beams are switched on? or do all 3 wires in the pigtail still get power when its set to the high beam selection? too lazy to test and my back has been killing me for the past few days. Hence all the sitting on my *** and brainstorming. :D
Using a relay to do it would be really easy, you don't need a premade harness either. Relays are really simple and really easy to use too.

As far as the high beam power, here's how that works. When you pull the handle thing towards you and use the flash to pass where it just acts as a momentary switch the lowbeams still stay active. When you push the handle thing forward and it clicks to keep highbeams on without holding it, then it cuts the power to the lowbeams.
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Using a relay to do it would be really easy, you don't need a premade harness either. Relays are really simple and really easy to use too.

As far as the high beam power, here's how that works. When you pull the handle thing towards you and use the flash to pass where it just acts as a momentary switch the lowbeams still stay active. When you push the handle thing forward and it clicks to keep highbeams on without holding it, then it cuts the power to the lowbeams.


awesome to know. On the plug for the bulb, the right wire is low beam power, the left is high beam power, and the middle is ground right (looking into the female end)? If thats true i can work something out. That would be the preferred way instead of a straight out fog lamp setup.
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'Chopped some pics. This is the best straight on pic i had of it, so its old. Keep in mind i painted the front bumper since then, and im gonna paint the grille surround most likely too.


Heres what im thinking now..... 94-04 Mustang Fog lights. the aftermarket non fluted lenses will work better and match the stock headlights better so thats what id go with. Headlights will be 4300K HIDs, and the fogs will probably run a power wire to the empty spot on the HID plug and ill ground it somewhere else so i can use them as a flash to pass setup mainly. If i dont like that i might hook them up later as fogs. Options rule!

Heres the downside to options. Smoke, Clear or Yellow lenses? OH!!! If you think it looks like crap, let me know. Im a tall fat guy, I can take it. I might do it anyway, but it never hurts to hear other opinions.

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Bump on the front page. :D might as well get some responses while im at work.
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oh man that looks awesome. I cant even decide on those.

From the pics, amber looks cool, but you're probably best off with the clear. Actually, those amber ones would make wicked turn signals, and then turn your signals into fog lights instead!
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That would be bad ***
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I can't believe I was going to try and do that. It looks a lot worse then I thought it would.

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Thanks guys. Im gonna get the clear ones. When they get here and i start hacking the grille up, ill see if i can indeed turn them into turn signals. I thought about that a while ago, but then got sidetracked lol. We shall see says me.
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Can't wait to see progress on this. I think it's gonna look cool for sure!

This could be a great place to mount emergency lights too for any of the guys that are volunteer firefighters or paramedics and such.
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X100 on the bad ***.
Looks damn good!
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