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Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by sledman, Sep 28, 2010.

  1. sledman

    sledman New Member

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    my buddy told me that i can put 92-93 e36 bmw projector headlights in my car
    my question is would i have to do any mods to fit them in or are they a direct bolt in
    thanks sledman
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    300ZXRB26DETT FEOA Member

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    Not bolt-in. You have to figure out a way to mount them just like everyone else has that has tried it.

    Also is that your car in the avatar? got any bigger better pictures?
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    i believe they do require some fitting, if you want some wicked projector headlights talk to LOWETGT, he is the headlight king
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    it takes a little bit of wiring, trimming and epoxy, at least the way i did it. I used aluminum diamond plate truck bed caps to make headlight brackets out of. Mocked up the headlights, marked them for the brackets and epoxied the aluminum bracket directly to the headlights after cutting the factory bmw mounting tabs off.
    The wiring is not that hard, just have to find which wire is low or high beem and seperate them since the e36 lights have seperate bulbs.
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    bmw e36 projector headlights

    yes it is my car 91 escort gt i bought the car with the body kit on it
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    300ZXRB26DETT FEOA Member

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    Do you have any bigger/better pictures? Hard to tell from the little pic but it looks like the roof is black, and the rest of the car white. just curious what that looks like.
  7. LOWETGT

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    [​IMG]

    I have this one, if interested PM me for details; going cheap. I ran out of time on finding a match and decided just to make some. It is what inspired my version.
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    yes the roof is black and so is the gt spoiler, the body work is shoty so i'm going to redue the body work. the kid i bought the car from did the body work formed the body kit into the car it looks good from a distance then you get up close and notice all of the crakes in the bodywork. i'm trying to figure out how to put a bigger picture on here so you guys can see it better i just can't figure it out.
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    I found several pairs of bmw projector headlights on e-bay from $110-170 and two different styles one set had the black background and the other had a silver or chrome background with side turn signals like the escort 8)
  10. KaleoXtreme

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    Most people use the escort's corners. If you use the bmw corners, you'll need to weld/fill the hole in the fender. The bmw corner light is a lot shorter than the escort's.
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    the bmw corners are alot smaller, if you can tell from my sig pic they are near half the size of the escorts.
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    i really want to put those headlights on my escort. i have to replace the radiator support and the bumper due to the guy who had the car before me hit a deer. so i just want to do the whole front end with the e36 headlights all at once, but i need a little more details on how to install them. and a list of all the stuff a need to do to.
  13. LOWETGT

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    Hey rusty, are those E36 or E46 lights and clip? The E36 lights are all custom, from mounting to wiring. The easiest ones to mount are the ones without the corners attached for sure. I got tired of hunting for a match to this...

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    ...so I made my own. (which fit much better)
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    LOWETGT FEOA Member

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    If I were to run the stock style E36 lights, I'd have to do something like this...

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    Like my kid says, "That car looks mad".
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    ok..... please tell me an egt with a bmw front end exists and is possible to do. please
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    Dave94LX FEOA Donator

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    not an EGT, but an Escort coupe

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    i remember that episode. did anybody else notice the jersey exibit's sportin? lol
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    Rusty's sig shows his is done, I just can't tell if it is an E36 or E46 front clip. More and bigger pics would be great.
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    I stumbled across this...

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    To me, It looks more sleepy than mad. Sleepy with huge nostrils, kinda like the turtle from the never ending story, lol.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6rO2HZKyazw

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