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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 07:27 PM
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I got the projectors/ballasts/shrouds/bulbs from the retrofit source(do a search on google), they pretty much have everything needed for a retrofit.

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Gonna have to give this a try over the winter, just picked up a pair of headlights from ebay.
Any reason why you used sealant rather than nuts+bolts to hold the projector?
Think the tl projector will fit in there?
I have used bolts and nuts before, and I had them go loose before. With the sealant I haven't had that problem. Some people feel better using bolts and nuts. I guess it is a preference thing.

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GregAV do they charge the same if you want to do it like you did (DIY) or are you still paying the 700? If its less then I will consider it to do it myself but if the same not sure about that then. I dont want to buy new headlights and have to send them to a shop and then wait.
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I have used bolts and nuts before, and I had them go loose before. With the sealant I haven't had that problem. Some people feel better using bolts and nuts. I guess it is a preference thing.
What type of sealant are you using/where do you get it?
I got another retro coming up soon, and might as well try it!

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I have used bolts and nuts before, and I had them go loose before. With the sealant I haven't had that problem. Some people feel better using bolts and nuts. I guess it is a preference thing.
Good point, although how difficult is it to remove in case you botch the aiming or wanna switch projectors?

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I used nuts and bolts on mine. then I coated the nuts and remaining threads sticking out the back with silicone or JB weld. I used both, but not on the same screws. I also used the standard ballasts and bulbs from TRS.

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What type of sealant are you using/where do you get it?
I got another retro coming up soon, and might as well try it!
I am using ProGrip High Viscosity Polyurethane Autoglass Adhesive. I buy it from the local shop that replaces windshields.

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Good point, although how difficult is it to remove in case you botch the aiming or wanna switch projectors?
The first couple day it is easy to take apart, but after that, cutting the sealant is the only way you will take the projector apart from the reflector. I use sharp blade.
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Greg AV - BRAVO!
That was the best DIY video I have ever seen. You put "This Old House", 4X4 Garage and all the showes on TV to shame. It might be so good, I try this one at home!
What really amazed me what your ability to apply exactly the right amount of sealant EVERY time! When I use that stuff, I get it everywhere! I don't know how many times you have done that, but it looks like that was your 1,000,000th time.

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Any Pics of them on the car? Perhaps a drive by video? and a drivers seat veiw video?

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(...)Any Pics of them on the car? Perhaps a drive by video? and a drivers seat veiw video?
Yeah, that would be great!

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i am not a speed racer fan, but as far as execution and final result of a customization of a car, thats is pretty dang good! nice job.

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I have seen Bryans car his were the lights being built in the video, they look really nice. They are not blinding like all the ricer kits people use, they Halo's look great too. If I could get just the shrouds I would do it myself, the other parts are pretty easy to get. I think Greg custom makes every set of shrouds, I might be wrong/ I remember reading you can do all the work and mount the projectors, send in the headlights and he will do the shrouds, and finish them up.

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I am going to do this very soon (just got a spare pair of lamps to do it) the only thing i am at a loss at is the shroud. Can't seem to find it.
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Could you provide a link to eBay where you are selling them I'll sent my lights to you for modification do you have a swap out my lights for a set of modded lights
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